Women Empowered Global® is a not-for-profit organization that operates through a global society of multi-award winning female entrepreneurs, thought leaders, female best-selling authors, professionals and business heads from networks involving the public and private sector. Together with our global experts we design focused programs to enrich, develop and stimulate the female workforce.
We host a dedicated global platform for professionals, corporate employees, entrepreneurs, startups, millennials and women in STEM careers to enhance their skills and unlock their full potential. We conduct capacity building programs, business accelerator initiatives and networking forums. Our diversified network and global expertise ensures an engaging and holistic approach for women to feel more connected, supported and confident in their aspirations to succeed.
We launched our global online academy called “The Empowered Academy” in 2018. Our vision here is to connect global participants with global leaders; enabling access to top-notch personal development & leadership training, tools and mentoring possible, affordable, convenient & empowering.
We stand for a united approach where we encourage and embrace the beauty of diversity. We believe that a woman’s journey to achieve personal and professional satisfaction is not a dichotomy but a milestone, not only for her but also her family, her children, her community.
The HEART is in the Mission. Women Empowered® is founded on altruistic principles to tap into the divine self and calling to achieve greatness not purely for self-gratification but also as a means to be better equipped to serve others for a cause larger than self. This movement is dedicated to empowering women of all ages to be influential, impactful and successful.
Women Empowered is grounded on beliefs that help to steer us towards achieving our goal of equipping women appropriately in order to add greater value to the community and society around them.
We believe women are a valuable asset to their family, community, society, country and the world. A woman can contribute towards the betterment of the world uniquely.
We believe being a strong woman would enable a family to be strong as well. The strength, courage and resilience shown by a woman will in turn encourage and motivate those around to strive towards betterment in all areas of life.
We believe that each woman has varying, unique, divine gifts that can be tapped into. These talents and abilities need to be honed and nurtured so that they would allow a person to rise to their fullest capabilities.
We believe that the more women we have working, the more we would be able to access the resources that are yet unutilised which in turn would mean an increase in global economy.
Senela Jayasuriya is an awarded global speaker, leadership trainer and certified coach specialized in conscious goal-setting and high-performance for teams and individuals. She has held many positions in leadership and strategy in the corporate sector as well as in the service and advocacy domain. Senela wears many global hats and is a passionate champion for empowering individuals to reach their full potential.
She is a Director at the McQuire Group of Companies and has trained teams for some of the biggest multinational and public listed companies in the country. Senela has always been an avid believer that women can make a unique social and economic impact and contribution to society and the world.
Through her long-time dream Women Empowered®, she hopes to inspire millions of women and the younger generation through her message of love & respect – for self and others.
Senela uses her personal experiences,
was born to a South Asian middle-class family. For more than half of her life, she grew up in a country split between civil unrest and ethnic tension which led to a 30year war. She fought to keep her passion for life and meaning. She is the 3rd of 4 children.
In a world scarred by oppressive division, Senela’s own personal experience of discrimination in the workplace and growing up amidst the South Asian patriarchy which still tries to resist
, Senela’s vision is to help social impact initiatives that promote diversity, unity and parity through sustainable measures.
Senela received the prestigious WEF17 Award of “Iconic Women Creating a Better World for All” at the Annual Women Economic Forum 2017. Senela was appointed as an Advisory Executive Council Member and session lead speaker and made a special address under the AEC plenary “Understanding the Century of Social Media and Personal Branding”.
Appointed as International Committee Member for Marketing, PR & Communications (2014/16 biennium) Zonta International (www.zonta.org); affiliated with the United Nations. Also the District Liaison for 7 Countries (AUS, SGP, PHL, THL, BNG, IND, SL). Made Board Director of the Zonta Club II of Colombo (District 25) for the 2014/16 biennium. Chairperson for the Young Women in Public Affairs scholarship and awards 2016. Co-Chair of the Jane M. Klausmen Women in Business scholarship and awards 2015. She is an Executive Committee Member of ESU and the Lead trainer and Coach for IPSC (UK).
She was the Country Manager for Sri Lanka & Head of Marketing – International (US, AUS, UAE, UK), for a reputed British firm in Hertfordshire, UK. Senela was also employed in a top Fortune 500 company headquartered in San Ramon (Cali., USA) involved in Brand Development, Marketing communications, PR, Stakeholder Management & CSR.
Her expertise are in Business, Marketing & Brand Communications, Strategy, Presentation & Public speaking, Personal branding & personality development, Executive coaching and Customer Service.
Her greatest pride is that she is a mother to a beautiful seven year old daughter. Senela has many versatile leisure interests and enjoys travelling, music and photography which she explores during her spare time.
We stand to uphold these covenant and principles and see its manifestation for the betterment of women in Sri Lanka, for local, regional and global impact.
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, is often described as an international bill of rights for women. Consisting of a preamble and 30 articles, it defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination.
By accepting the Convention, States commit themselves to undertake a series of measures to end discrimination against women in all forms, including:
The Women’s Empowerment Principles is the result of a collaboration between the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact and are adapted from the Calvert Women’s Principles®.
Based on the 7 WE Principles that emphasizes the business case for corporate action to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment, Women Empowered® is committed to uphold and see the manifestation of the following 5 principles in Asia, for local, regional and global impact.
Women Empowered® is honoured and thrilled to be working with high profile leaders from around the globe. They include award winning partners from the USA, UK, Africa and India. The combination of their passion, strengths and thought- leadership from across the world would enable us to help women to realise their abilities to their fullest and would make a resourceful catalyst for a long lasting and impacting change. Their plenteous experience and world class expertise is immeasurable in our efforts to bring revival within women empowerment.