CMO Asia announces Sri Lanka’s top 22 women leaders across 11 industries

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Women Leadership Award winners pictured at Galle Face Hotel  

Dialog Axiata Group Chief Customer Officer Sandra De Zoysa

The second instalment of the ‘World Women Leadership Congress Presents Sri Lanka’s Women Leaders’ celebrated women leaders in several geographic regions globally, recognising some of the

finest women leaders and achievers for 2020. 

For the Sri Lanka awards, 22 women were selected from FMCG, Retail, Insurance, Automobile, Telecommunications, CSR and Sustainability, Healthcare, Education, Marketing, Real Estate and Tourism sectors to be named Sri Lanka’s top women leaders for 2020. 

2020’s list of Women Leadership Award Winners included Pencil Works Ltd. Founder/CEO Kaushalya Rajapaksha, Brands In Style Ltd. Co-founder/ Director Dilsha Ruwanpathirana, InnoLabs Ltd. Co-Founder/ Director Nadeera Karawita, Abans Electricals PLC (Service) Director of Operations – Maheshi Anandasiri, Imperial Institute of Higher Education Senior Lecturer in Marketing and Hospitality and Tourism Preethi Gunaratne, Three Sixty Digital Ltd. Head of Digital Marketing Danushki Perera, Dialog Axiata PLC General Manager – Customer Experience and People Development Rekha Weerasooriya, Stratyx Promotions and Media Concepts Ltd. and Stratyx Write Ltd. Managing Director Savithri Rodrigo, WSO2 Inc. Global Outbound Sales and Enablement Director Dilani De Silva, Double XL Ltd. Founder/CEO Adhisha Dahanayake, Insights Senior Account Manager Uditha Wijegunawardhana, Oak and Stone Director Chandi Aluwihare Delwala, Quire Sri Lanka Director – Strategic Marketing Yatawatte Raj, Multi-sectoral Global Business Development Platform Strategies Ltd. Independent Consultant Ramya Weerakoon, Everystory Sri Lanka Co-Founder Sharanya Sekaram, News Publisher Lanka Ltd. Founder Fiona Nanayakkara, Global Consulting Company CEO Aroshi Nanayakkara, Refreshing Ayurvedic Wellness  Ltd. Founder/CEO Ronali Perera, Vallibel One PLC Group General Manager Harshani Randiligama, Leo Burnett Sri Lanka Group Head – Creative Tara Stephanie Weerasinghe, MAS Holding Ltd. Integrated Communications Specialist – Concepts and Content Aysha Musthafa, Green Care Organic Co-Founder Udara Rathnayake and Softlogic Holdings PLC Group Director – Human Capital and Taxation Natasha Fonseka. 

Dialog Axiata Group Chief Customer Office Sandra De Zoysa, recipient of the ‘Pride of Sri Lanka’ award for the impeccable work conducted over the past decade to place Sri Lanka on the global map said: “I am both humbled and honoured to accept this prestigious award on behalf of all the talented and amazing Sri Lankan women. 

“My mantra for success is to bring passion, transparency and consistency to my work and to boldly seek out and grab every opportunity to make a difference for our community, industry and nation, adding value through the work that you do, in your little corner of the world.” 

The criteria adopted in preparing this listing is based on nominee contribution in building a sustainable leadership pipeline; support and encouragement to gender, diversity and inclusion at work; promotion of empowerment for social change, the ability to influence policy and strategy and optimal utilisation of opportunities and resources.