The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently hosted a special programme for more than 100 female entrepreneurs engaged in micro, small and medium enterprises, with business leaders present to share their experiences and knowledge.
The Bank said the event was organised as part of its activities for International Women’s Day and in line with the Bank’s focus on supporting and building women entrepreneurship.
One of the key highlights of the programme was an exclusive session on the Bank’s digital banking products, presented by the Bank’s Digital Banking Unit. This was arranged in line with this year’s theme for International Women’s Day, “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality” which the Bank said blended well with its focus on providing the best digital banking facilities.
The programme also featured sessions on banking products and services for Women, for SMEs and for exporters which wereconducted by the Bank’s SME Managers from Colombo Region, as well as a session on exports conducted by Nipuni Marasinghe, Export Promotion Officer at the Export Development Board (EDB).
The event was designed to promote financial and digital banking literacy among women and encourage them to take an active role in entrepreneurship, and was attended by Colombo-based women entrepreneurs engaged ina cross-section of industries, the Bank’s corporate customers from leading companies, andrepresentativesof the corporate and senior managementof the Bank.
There was also a panel discussion with Anne Gunasekera, entrepreneur and Founder of Sansara Garments, Arlene Saparamadu, Director of the Kent Group, Senela Jayasuriya, Founder and CEO of Women Empowered Global and Darshani Jayasinghe, entrepreneur and Founder and Director of DAD Global Trading Pvt Ltd. and DAD Freight Forwarding Pvt Ltd.