Hemas Holdings PLC, Sri Lanka’s leading corporate hosts #BreaktheBias-It Starts with Me, a virtual discussion on the importance of celebrating women’s achievements and addressing gender inequality and bias that exists in today’s society via Facebook Live at 4 p.m on March 8.
Following in the footsteps of the Global Campaign of International Women’s Day (IWD) 2022, with an aim to establish a society free of gender discrimination, the forum will honour achievements of women leaders at Hemas while also sharing their personal experiences on tackling bias.
Commenting on the event, Senior Manager of Group Sustainability and Corporate Communications at Hemas Holdings PLC, Ishani Ranasinghe said: “This Women’s Day, in the spirit of ‘Breaking the Bias’, we’ve decided to celebrate the accomplishments of the outstanding women at Hemas to inspire and motivate women in our communities to push themselves to reach greater heights in their career. We at Hemas constantly support each other in the workplace. The panellists will discuss their individual careers thus far, as well as the necessity of celebrating women’s achievements while raising awareness on how to tackle bias in our day-to-day lives. We hope everyone will join us on March 8 at the forum, to celebrate International Women’s Day”.
The panellists will include Group CEO of Hemas Holdings’ Kasturi Chellaraja Wilson; Director Business Development and Corporate Affairs of Hemas Pharmaceuticals, Erandika Hennedige; Head of Corporate Relations at Atlas Axillia Co. (Pvt) Ltd, Nadeeka Jayasinghe; General Manager Quality at Morison Limited, Monira Rafeek; Manager, Innovation and Business Development at Hemas Manufacturing Imeshi Sahabandu; and Director Finance of Hemas Hospitals, Portia Jayamaha.
On International Women’s Day, these notable women leaders of Hemas Holdings will lead the conversation at the #BreaktheBias forum which will be moderated by Dr. Mihirini de Zoysa, a leadership coach and the Managing Director, Corporate Druids (Pvt) Ltd. For more information, stay in touch with Hemas Holdings’ Facebook and Instagram page @Hemas Holdings PLC
Established in 1948 Hemas started with a simple intent: to help families live healthfully. This core belief has informed our growth for over 70 years. Today, we bring healthful living to life through our focus in Consumer Brands, Healthcare and Mobility. Woven into the socioeconomic fabric of Sri Lanka, Hemas has also expanded regionally with operations in Bangladesh, West Bengal and Myanmar. In our onward journey, we will continue to invest in diverse and passionate teams, create meaningful offerings, cultivate trusted partnerships, and champion a more inclusive world, to create a positive impact for all our stakeholders.