Senior Vice President Personal Banking and Customer Experience Sanjaya Perera accepted the award on behalf of NDB
NDB Bank together with Sirasa News1st was recently felicitated with the ‘Positive Media Campaign for the Empowerment of Women’ award at the ‘Top50’ Professional and Career Women Awards –11th edition Sri Lanka and Maldives – under the Organisational Category.
Celebrating extraordinary women who achieve greatness on a national level across all industries, Sri Lanka Vanithabhimana was introduced in a joint effort by NDB and Sirasa News1st with the intention of empowering the women of Sri Lanka.
The program, now in its second year, is conducted across all nine provinces where female achievers from across the country contest in 10 categories – Entrepreneurship (Small Scale), Entrepreneurship (Micro Scale), Entrepreneurship (upcoming), Young leader, Environmental Management, Sports, Volunteer Services, Invention and Innovation and Literature and Education Services.
NDB has always been at the forefront of assisting entrepreneurs while also helping women in particular to achieve great heights, through its ‘Banking on women initiative’ driven through its Araliya women’s savings account, and this award is another testament to this fact.
The 11th edition of the ‘Top50’ Professional and Career Women Awards, organised by Women in Management (WIM) and International Finance Corporation under the IFC-DFAT Women in Work programme, highlight and honour women in the national and regional economy and celebrate their achievements, experience and creativity in leading the institutions, professions and businesses in an efficient and effective manner.
They have seized opportunities and overcome challenges. Furthermore, the awards program also featured an Organisational Category, under which corporates that excelled in empowering women in various aspects were recognised.
The Award Ceremony was held at Shangri-La Colombo, and was graced by Irrigation Minister, State Minister of National Security and Disaster Management, and State Minister of Home Affairs Chamal Rajapaksa, Members of Parliament, Diplomats, and Professionals in Businesses and Government Services. Launched in 2011 by WIM, the Professional and Career Women Awards celebrates the achievements of successful women who inspire those around them.