Capital Maharaja Group hosts empowering morning to commemorate International Women’s Day

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The Capital Maharaja Group (CMG), together with Eva Sanitary Napkins by ICL Brands Ltd., conducted a dynamic half-day session at their head office to commemorate International Women’s Day, celebrating the achievements and contributions of women worldwide.

The event, held on 9 March 2024, saw the CMG Wellness Team orchestrating a series of engaging activities aimed at fostering empowerment, inclusivity, and breaking gender stereotypes in the workplace.

Renowned keynote speaker Rajarata University of Sri Lanka Faculty of Applied Sciences Dean Dr. Manoj Fernando delivered an impassioned address focused on enhancing the well-being of Sri Lankan women. Dr. Fernando’s insights on overcoming challenges, particularly gender-based violence, resonated deeply with attendees, emphasising the importance of fostering inclusivity in the professional sphere.

A thought-provoking panel discussion, moderated by CMG Company Secretary and Attorney at Law Sonali Wanigabaduge, further delved into the theme of “Breaking gender stereotypes”. Panelists including Dr. Manoj Fernando, Bhavani Fonseka from the Centre for Policy Alternatives, and Tamara Bernard from Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC, provided invaluable perspectives on challenging societal norms and fostering a more inclusive society.

The event also featured an interactive workshop on personal financial management, conducted by CMG’s very own Group Finance Director Eshini Mudalige, and a self-defence class by Krav Maga Kapap Lanka International. These sessions aimed to equip women with essential skills for personal and professional growth.

“We are proud to have hosted such an empowering event to commemorate International Women’s Day,” said CMG COO and Group Director Nedra Weerasinghe. “At CMG, we are committed to promoting gender equality, fostering inclusivity, and breaking down barriers that hinder the progress of women in the workplace and beyond.”

The half-day session, held at the CMG Auditorium, Dawson Street, saw enthusiastic participation from employees across the Group’s 23 subsidiary companies, underscoring the importance of collective efforts in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment.