Women in Management, an organization dedicated to uniting Sri Lanka’s professional and entrepreneur women celebrated Women’s Day 2016 in Dubai. The 17-member WIM member delegation included Assistant General Manager of Sales & Marketing at Rivira Media Corporation (Pvt) Ltd, Pushpa Samarakkody.
WIM Chairperson Sulochana Segera said, every year WIM ensure to visit a country for networking and make awareness about the knowledge, skills and businesses of Sri Lankan women. The main objective of visiting Dubai was to promote Sri Lankan women businesses and skills.
“The time has come for us to realize that we have to export our knowledge and skills, to Middle East countries and reduce our exports on women labour if we want to make use of the educated women in our country,” said the WIM Chairperson after a series of meetings and networking sessions. They were able to meet with the Sri Lankan Business Council in Dubai and Consul General of Sri Lanka Dubai & North Emirates, Charitha Yattogoda.
WIM also had the opportunity to meet with Sharjah Business Women Council which is under the Executive Office of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah and both parties discussed how they can share their knowledge, experience and market on handicraft between two countries.
During their stay, WIM also visited a Sri Lankan Restaurant owned by two Sri Lankan ladies and they were treated with delicious Sri Lankan cuisine. The Restaurant is called “Thushani’s” and owned by Thushara Abeyawardena and Ruwani Wijewardena.