- Adjudged amongst Top 10 Best workplace for Women in Sri Lanka 2019
- E-W Information Systems, EWIS Peripherals and EWIS Colombo certified as Great Places to Work in 2019
- The EWIS Group has been recognised by GPTW since 2015
EWIS Colombo Ltd. was ranked among Sri Lanka’s best places to work for the year 2019. In addition to this, E-W Information Systems, EWIS Peripherals and EWIS Colombo were also certified as a Great Places to Work. These accolades were presented to representatives of EWIS at the recent Great Places to Work (GPTW) awards ceremony, organised by the GPTW Institute.
EWIS Colombo boasts of being Sri Lanka’s first and only local Original Device manufacturer, designing and developing affordable devices at their very own state-of-the-art 25,000 square foot plant located in Sooriyawewa, Hambantota. With an employee strength of over 75 individuals, most of whom are women, the company is unique in a traditionally male-dominant industry. Women’s empowerment and decision-making takes precedence within the company, as it strives to achieve the highest standards in manufacturing and marketing quality computers at affordable prices for the local market.
The Great Places to Work Awards recognises organisations in Sri Lanka based on feedback from employees. In the year 2019, research was conducted in Sri Lanka by GPTW. Out of over 115 leading corporates and over 30,000 employees in the country surveyed, the EWIS group was one of the few organisations to emerge winners.
“This is indeed a great achievement,” stated EWIS Chairman Sanjeewa Wickramanayake, “We believe in giving our people the best environment to thrive immaterial of race, religion or gender. While ‘women’s empowerment’ is just a buzzword, within our group of companies we take it seriously and walk the talk. It is this that drives our team’s passion to innovate and perform, enabling us to operate in a highly competitive industry. The overall people strategy at EWIS is all about building capabilities to take the business to the next phase of growth. We are indeed very clear about exposing our local talent to nurture and motivate them to bring about their inherent talents for innovation for a sustainable future. Therefore, we don’t simply give jobs, we present careers with enriching experiences and challenging growth opportunities, which is what makes EWIS a great place to work at. We are therefore happy and encouraged that our efforts have being recognised, as we strive for better in the years to come,” she added.
EWIS’s strong people-oriented policy has been lauded by GPTW Institute Sri Lanka, as the group enjoys this credibility since 2015. In 2019, GPTW Sri Lanka received over 30 applications from organisations across the island. These organisations were then assessed as to how they empower, engage and enable women to be an integral part of their workforce. The assessment also involved analysing success stories within said organisations to understand employee experiences which has facilitated career growth, progression and desired outcomes for their women employees. Out of the short-listed 24 organisations, 10 received top accolades as being the best in employing and empowering women, including EWIS Colombo.
In the general criteria, E-W Information Systems, EWIS Peripherals and EWIS Colombo were all certified as being among Sri Lanka’s Great Places to Work. In the criteria for selection, the group shone in terms of Visionary Leadership and Entrepreneurship, Credibility, Respect, Fairness, Pride, Camaraderie in addition to Friendly Management, Unique Team Culture, Comfortable Working Environment, Performance Evaluation, Training and Learning Opportunities, Motivational Activities and CSR Projects.
E-W Information Systems Limited (EWIS), a pioneer within Sri Lanka’s ICT industry, operates primarily in the field of IT with diversified interests in numerous businesses, including ICT infrastructure, software development, peripherals, data printing, security printing, education and manufacturing of IT products. Since its foray into the IT industry, by paving the landscape for IT products and services which were relatively new to Sri Lanka, EWIS continues to disrupt and transform it, with a reputation for reliability, quality solutions and services and unparalleled dedication to ensuring customer satisfaction. Over the years, EWIS continues to integrate its existing processes and enhance value creation across all its businesses as a total IT solutions provider, based on its corporate philosophy of being a total IT solutions company, maintaining sincere and strong business relationships to ensure unparalleled service standards and most importantly, a passionate and proud Sri Lankan organisation.