The third edition of the Women Friendly Workplace Awards (WFWP Awards), jointly initiated by and CIMA Sri Lanka, took place on 21st July 2023 at the Courtyard by Marriott Colombo. The event was graced by the presence of UNDP Resident Representative for Sri Lanka, Ms. Azusa Kubota, as the Chief Guest, along with other distinguished guests.

The CIMA WFWP Awards have generated significant interest in promoting the role of women in Sri Lankan workplaces and empowering them for organizational, societal, and economic development. These awards have heightened awareness regarding the importance of cultivating a women-friendly, enabling, equitable, and inclusive workplace culture.

Ten organizations, including the National Savings Bank (NSB), were recognized as Women Friendly Workplaces. The judging process was conducted by a panel of esteemed judges and independently audited by Ernst & Young to ensure fairness and accuracy in the results.

With a female contribution of 55% in its workforce, NSB demonstrates its commitment to growth and success. The Bank empowers young female employees, with 63% of its workforce aged between 18 and 35 years being women, actively fostering an environment that promotes gender equality in the workplace.

By receiving the Women Friendly Workplace award, NSB reaffirms its dedication to maintaining gender equality and encourages women to achieve financial independence, empowering them to pursue their aspirations and dreams.


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