Women in Ecommerce Conference to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Uniting women in e-commerce to connect, learn, and grow with leading industry experts

The Women in Ecommerce Conference, convened by Daraz, is a full-day learning experience for women business owners, entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders. The conference will be held on 22nd September 2022 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Women in Ecommerce will bring together women from diverse backgrounds and expertise to encourage disruption and innovation in e-commerce – to redefine the contours of commerce in the digital era. ​Through networking sessions, example-driven discussions, and problem-solving workshops, leaders and trendsetters from across the Asia-Pacific region will draw on their experiences to highlight valuable examples and lessons learned that will help their peers find their voice and success within the dynamic spheres of the digital economy.

Commenting on the initiative, Head of Public Policy, Corporate Affairs, and ESG at Daraz Sri Lanka and Chief Convener of the event Anishka De Zylva said: “E-commerce is a relatively new industry in Sri Lanka and South Asia, and it is proving to be a resilient industry that will be important to the country’s economic recovery. E-commerce could significantly help solve development challenges like low female labour force participation, and there is an opportunity for us to build a vibrant and inclusive e-commerce industry and ecosystem. In an attempt to raise awareness of these opportunities and learn from each other, we are inviting women entrepreneurs and other relevant stakeholders to join us at this conference and be part of something inspiring.”

The conference will be hybrid with a mix of in-person and virtual participants. Sharing his views on the conference, Daraz Sri Lanka Managing Director Rakhil Fernando opined: “The Daraz Women in Ecommerce Conference is another great example of not only Daraz’s commitment to collective action, but also the commitment of other businesses and organisations linked to the e-commerce industry. Collective action is key to realising the benefits of e-commerce and uplifting communities through the power of commerce, and it has been fantastic to work with others who are committed to supporting women and the growth of the industry in this way.”

The conference will be a full-day programme featuring keynotes, panel discussions, and customised workshops for the in-person participants. Each segment has been carefully curated to cover various perspectives and approaches to relevant topics related to shaping a fearless future for women in e-commerce. Women entrepreneurs can register their interest to attend at https://www.darazsummit.com/ and take advantage of this unique opportunity.

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