Dhashma Karunaratne wins WIM Top 50 Gold award | Daily News

Dhashma Karunaratne wins WIM Top 50 Gold award

Dhashma Karunaratne Immediate Chairperson of WiLAT SL and Commercial and Marketing Manager of South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT) Port of Colombo was awarded the Gold award for Supply Chain and Logisticsat the recently held WIM TOP50 Professional & Career Womenawards 2019.

Supported by International Finance Corporation (IFC) of World Bank Group and Australian Aid WIM Top 50 awards is the flagship event of Women In Management (WIM) which was founded by Dr. Sulochana Segera was held for the 9th occasion at Shangri La Colombo.

Gayani de Alwis the Founding Chairperson of WiLAT Sri Lanka and current Chairperson of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Sri Lanka noted that WiLAT Sri Lanka has been a benchmark for WiLAT global, which has a membership of 1800 members across 20 countries. She commended the contribution of Dhashma towards WiLAT and further stated that its noteworthy that four WiLAT office bearers have been awarded with WIM Top 50 award in the past three years.

Dhashma said that she dedicates this award to all females and males who relentlessly work towards bridging the gender gap in highly male dominated industries, such as Ports and Shipping.She added, “In any industry it is imperative that there’s a proportionate representation of the country’s population. Here in Ports the women representation is a mere 3%. Its imperative that we strike a balance, after all women Empowerment is not only a moral obligation it also makes very good economic sense.”

Dhashma has been recognized for her visionary Leadershipin WiLAT as the Immediate Past Chairperson and was awarded the most inspiring woman in Ports and Shipping by Singapore based, Global Ports Forum this year. Her aspirations for women empowerment and youth development has been showcased by many global entities such as DP World, AP Moller Group, and has spoken at leaders’ conclaves such as SAARC. She is currently serving in a high-level advocacy group formed by IFC named SheWorks.

WiLAT is the women’s forum of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and is part of an ever-expanding global network.


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