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WiLAT to empower women in logistics, transport sectors


Women in Logistics and Transport in Sri Lanka (WiLAT), stated that it would continue to invest more in the coming years to support in empowering women becoming leading professionals in logistics and transport sectors.

WiLAT has been successful in taking various steps to position it differently in the industry with unique and meaningful offerings to the membership from its inception. Today, WiLAT is in a very strong position with the guidance of its past chairpersons and have been able to transform WiLAT strategies and vision to stand out amongst other WiLAT chapters, said newly appointed Chairperson of WiLAT Sri Lanka, Gayathri Karunanayake.

She said further that WiLAT Sri Lanka was able to revamp its agenda time to time and was able to keep up with the status quo at the highest level.

“Furthermore, WiLAT is engaging in collaborations with regional countries to mentor and support new entrance within the region. We make it an opportunity to share our knowledge and experience in forming WiLAT, emphasizing on the four strategic thrusts; leadership, empowerment, entrepreneurship and mentorship,” Karunanayake said.

“WiLAT strategy will remain as it is. However, with the new tenure, we have to put up plans to establish WILAT vision by formulating operational strategies for 2019,” she said, adding that membership is one of the main key strategic areas that WiLAT intends to focus more in coming years.

Over the years, WiLAT has endeavored to add value to the industry and to uplift the women engagement in the logistics and transport sector. WiLAT Sri Lanka up to date has completed six years of contribution towards parity for women in the logistics, transport and supply chain industry.

The mission of WiLAT is to promote the status of women in logistics and transport to bring together those who support talent and career development of women and to provide a support network and mentoring opportunities for women in the industry.

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