Awards Detail

Top 50 Professional & Career Women Awards 2018

To be eligible to enter the 2018 Top 50 Women’s Awards, you must meet set criteria.

  • For all categories, you must be a Sri Lankan (Sri Lankans only) or Maldivian citizen (For Maldives Categories) or have Sri Lankan residency status
  • If entering the Entrepreneur category, you will have been operating your business for at least 12 months as of close of entries
  • You must not be employed by WIM, a sponsor, or direct supplier of the Top 50 Women’s Awards
  • WIM does not have a financial interest in your business or organisation
  • You have not been involved in the judging of the Top 50 Women’s Awards in the past three years
  • You were not an Award winner in the 2017 Top 50 Women’s Awards. Past Award Winners can apply. But should not be an immediate winner of last year
  • You must be aged 20 years and below 35 years as at close of entries , to be automatically entered into the Youth Women’s Award
  • International Category is open for Sri Lankans who are holding citizenships in other countries
  • South Asia Women Leadership Award is for non Sri Lankan women who are living in South Asia region.

Application top tips:

  • Don’t fall back on clichés and tired story lines
  • Don’t undersell yourself, your business and your hard work
  • Give us the truth, not just the formula
  • You (the entrepreneur) are the hero/heroine of your story; tell us about your ingenuity, your insight

Qualities that potential Award winners share:

  • The Judges look for qualities that reflect the values of the Awards
  • A compelling vision that shapes what you do
  • Excellent leadership
  • Overcoming adversity with determination and creative problem solving
  • Championing the skills of relationship building and negotiation in business
  • Mentoring others to succeed
  • Giving back to your community
  • Challenging the notion that there is only one way of doing things

Categories

Description:

Holding a Job title, description or leadership position in any business sector, Institutes, manufacturing industries in private, government or non-government can apply for this category.

  1. Human Resources
  2. Banking & Finance (Banking, Insurance and Finance Positions in organizations)
  3. Marketing & Sales (Including Branding ,Customer Care & Event Media)
  4. Information Technology
  5. Advertising (PR, Communication and Advertising)
  6. Legal
  7. State & Government Sector
  8. Corporate Communication
  9. Media – Electronic & Printing
  10. Logistics, Shipping, Ports and Freight
  11. Hotel & Hospitality (Including hotels and Restaurants)
  12. Arts and Creative Science
  13. Defence Force and Civil
  14. Sports
  15. Architecture
  16. Career Achievements

Definition : If entering the Entrepreneur category, you will have been operating your business for at least 12 months as of close of entries

  • Large Category –Number of Employees should be more than 200
  • Medium Category – Number of Employees should be 75 – 150
  • Small Category – Number of Employees should be 15 – 75
  1. Outstanding Women Entrepreneur ( Large)
  2. Outstanding Women Entrepreneur ( Medium)
  3. Outstanding Women Entrepreneur ( Small)
  4. Upcoming Women Entrepreneur (5 Awards) Colombo, North, East, South, Central

Definition : Corporates can nominate their Top women leadership Managing Director, Chief Executive officer, or Board Director) to the first category only and all other categories are not for nominations.

  1. Best Woman Corporate Leader of the year
  2. Business Role Model of the Year
  3. Career Role Model of the Year
  4. Woman of the Year
  5. Inspirational Woman of the Year

Definition:

These categories are open for organizations and not for individuals.

  1. Best Women Empowerment Project run by a NGO,INGO & International organization
  2. Best CSR Programme run by a Private Sector For Women Empowerment
  3. Best Private Sector Organization for promoting Women in Workplace
  4. Positive Media Programme for Women in Sri Lanka

Definition:

First category is open for young youth age above 20 and below 35 years as at March 2018.

International Category is open for Sri Lankans who are holding citizenships in other countries

  1. Young Youth Leadership Award
  2. South Asia Women Leadership Award
  3. International Women Leadership Award
  4. Judges Award

All above definitions and rules applies accordingly.

  1. Woman Leadership Award in Hospitality Industry (Hotels and restaurants)
  2. Career Role Model of the Year
  3. Business Role Model of the Year
  4. Young Youth Leadership Award
  5. Upcoming Entrepreneur of the Year
  6. Career Achiever of the Year
  7. Woman of the Year
  8. Organization supportive towards women leadership