DFCC Bank recognised as one of Top Ten Women Friendly Workplaces in Sri Lanka
November 30, 2021
DFCC Bank, one of the premier commercial Banks in Sri Lanka, through its efforts to create an inclusive and participatory work environment, has been recognised as one of Sri Lanka’s Top 10 Women Friendly Workplaces, at the first ever Women Friendly Workplace Awards (WFWP Awards) 2021 jointly pioneered by CIMA Sri Lanka and Satynmag.com.
Gender equality and women’s empowerment are integral components of DFCC Bank’s sustainability strategy and DFCC Bank has always placed firm importance on ensuring fair, transparent, equitable and inclusive workplace practices.
The inaugural Women Friendly Workplace Awards 2021 was jointly pioneered by CIMA Sri Lanka and Satynmag.com, seeking to recognize organizations that are encouraging and empowering women at the workplace. The awards programme showcases the importance placed on the role of women across workplaces in Sri Lanka, and further emphasizes the nation’s commitment to Sustainable Development Goal 05 – Gender Equality. The awards programme seeks to pave a path for the betterment and enrichment of gender inclusive workplaces, ensuring the provision of equal opportunity to all employees irrespective of gender. A significant number of Banks and corporate entities participated in the awards programme, emphasizing the increasing focus of employers in encouraging women to prosper within the local workforce and also towards facilitating their retention.
The awards were judged by a distinguished panel of judges including Ravi Abeysuriya, a leading corporate personality, Manohari Abeysekera, Council Member for South Asia, CIMA UK, Dumindra Ratnayaka Chairman of Suvaseriya, Prof. Arosha Adikaram, Head of HR – University of Colombo, Jeevan Thyagarajah Governor of the Northern Province, Zahara Ansary. Country Manager CIMA and Nayomini R Weerasooriya – Founder/Editor at Satynmag.com.
Commenting on the Bank’s achievement, DFCC Bank CEO, Lakshman Silva, stated, “DFCC Bank is honored to have been highlighted as one of the Top Ten Women Friendly Workplaces in Sri Lanka. This can be attributed to our consistent, organization-wide efforts to empower women in the DFCC Bank workforce, while ensuring we implement best practices to maintain our standing as an equal-opportunity employer. The accolade encourages DFCC Bank to continue on our path to securing an equitable resilient future by creating social and economic value for all stakeholders.”
About DFCC Bank
DFCC Bank is a full-service Commercial Bank with a legacy of over 65 years as one of Sri Lanka’s foremost financial conglomerates that offer a range of commercial and development banking services. The Bank won the awards for Most Trusted Retail Banking Brand and Best Customer Service Banking Brand in Sri Lanka, 2021 from the prestigious Global Brands Magazine, UK and was ranked amongst Business Today’s Top 30 Corporates in Sri Lanka. DFCC Bank is rated [SL] AA- Stable by ICRA Lanka Limited and A+ (lka) Stable by Fitch Ratings Lanka Limited.
At the awards ceremony which was held at Cinnamon Grand, Colombo.
Pic names (left to right) – Sonali Jayasinghe, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, DFCC Bank PLC; Sarah Twigg, Programme Manager, Women in Work Srilanka, IFC; Nayomini Weerasooriya, Founder/Editor Satynmag.com; Zahara Ansary, Country Manager, CIMA