Dr. Saroshi Dubash re-elected Chairperson of WCIC Sri Lanka

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The Annual General Meeting of the Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce (WCIC), Sri Lanka was held on 16 September 2013 at Ivy Room, Cinnamon Grand, Colombo. Dr. Saroshi Dubash was unanimously re-elected as Chairperson for the year 2013/14. The guest speaker at the function was Shruti Challa, Indian-American Serial Entrepreneur, Advisor and a recognised international public speaker. Her topic was “Listen: Iterative Business Thinking, Entrepreneurs – X: Do You Have What It Takes?” Dr. Dubash will continue with her plans, with added vigour, to uplift and enhance the standards of women entrepreneurs and their businesses by developing and strengthening relationships with other women’s chambers in the country. She will also continue to liaise with them to facilitate and promote the export of products of women entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka. During her tenure, she will extend invitations to distinguished guest speakers from the international community to help impart their knowledge and expertise to the members of WCIC with special emphasis on how business processes can be enhanced by modern technology. The WCIC is a non-profit organisation with a membership of over 160 business and professional women of Sri Lanka. It has emerged as a permanent organisation in Sri Lanka for advancing the interest and views of business and professional women of our country and become a powerful voice for improving and advancing the business environment for women entrepreneurs. It was established in 1985 with the support from United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as one of the first chambers in the world to be set up especially for women. Most of the members of WCIC are engaged in small, medium and large scale enterprises such as agribusiness, industry, services and trading. Dr. Dubash’s vision is for WCIC is for it to become a strong organisation that is accessible to women from all parts of Sri Lanka and to help them solve important issues related to business and to network with organisations in other countries to enhance its reach. Women’s Chamber of Industry & Commerce office bearers 2013/2014 Chairperson Dr. Saroshi Dubash, 1st Vice Chairperson Renuka Fernando, 2nd Vice Chairperson Shanthi Fernando, Jt. Secretary Sarrah Sammoon, Jt. Secretary Chathuri Ranasinghe, Treasurer Illanga Karunaratne and Asst. Treasurer Indrani Fernando. Board Members Mano Alles, Samitha Perera, Mumtaz Siriwardene, Yamuna Ganeshalingam, Kumari H. Perera, Nafisa Thahirally, Renuka Senanayake and Eugena Jerome.