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Prime Minister calls for bigger women participation in decision making

By: Staff Writer

Colombo (LNW): Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena pointing out the immense progress in women participation in almost every sector said it is imperative for Sri Lankan women to play a bigger role in decision making.

Speaking at the Thirteenth Top50 Women Global Economic Forum and Top50 Global Professional and Career Women Awards 2023 in Colombo on June 17, he said the outstanding achievements of women are all the more remarkable considering their immense contribution to realize humanity’s noblest and vital projects of sustainable development goals in their countries and beyond in this interdependent world.

He thanked Women in Management (WIM) and Women in Work (IFC) for celebrating achievements of a constellation of women economic leaders from around the world in this award ceremony which, will be an incentive for women in the field of economy in particular and women in general.

Congratulating the awardees, he said they have demonstrated through their life and work and their leadership in different spheres of economic activity, and their efforts, while contributing to the global economy, have boosted the cause of gender equality and women’s empowerment. “These women leaders have made a difference, not just a small difference but a big and critical one,” he said.

´Our awardees today are eminent women who have broken glass ceilings, have pushed the frontiers of women’s leadership and have paved the path for other women and girls to follow in their footsteps and become future leaders,” the Prime Minister stated and pointed out that these women leaders have become role models for their country women and girls and they provide inspiration to their gender across countries and continents.

He congratulated the organizers for selecting most appropriate theme, “Positioning Women’s Business Leadership at the Forefront of Sri Lanka’s Economic Recovery,” as the government is fully committed to the policy of gender equality and women empowerment.

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