Women Empowered® Global is “A global society of award-winning influencers empowering women through career, leadership, and entrepreneurial programs”. Together with our global experts, we design focused programs to enrich, develop and stimulate the female workforce. To date, the company works with over 37 award-winning global partners and has a presence in over 23 countries across 6 continents.
We host a dedicated global platform for professionals, corporate employees, entrepreneurs, start-ups, 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 growth 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.
The HEART is in the Mission. Women Empowered® Global is founded on altruistic principles to tap into the divine self and calling to achieve greatness not purely for self-gratification but as a means to be better equipped to serve others. This movement is dedicated to empowering and supporting an ecosystem of women of all ages to be influential, impactful and successful.
Women Empowered® Global is grounded on beliefs that help to steer us towards achieving our goal of appropriately equipping women, as valuable assets, to add greater value to their families, community and society around them.
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 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.
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.
No woman is an island. We each have unique talents and gifts and together we can achieve great things. Women Empowered® Global is honoured and thrilled to be working with high profile leaders from around the globe. They include award winning partners from the USA, UK, Australia, Switzerland, African countries, India and many others. 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. Our core team consists of a diverse community of women across the public, private, and non-profit sectors, many of whom are successful business owners and entrepreneurs themselves.
“Helping people achieve higher-performance, for a higher purpose”
Senela Jayasuriya, awarded “Exceptional Women of Excellence” by the Women Economic Forum and recipient of the “Women Icons Asia Award” is a leadership expert specialized in DEI and Innovation. She is the Founder & Global CEO of Women Empowered Global and the Founder of 1 Million Women in Power, as well as the Managing Director of Diverse, an innovation consulting company specialized in innovation strengths assessments and innovation coaching. Senela is also an Ambassador to the United States Presidential Service Center focusing on DEI training & advocacy programs. She also sits on the Board of The Rotary Club of Global Impact as well as on the Board of Zonta Club II of Colombo, under Zonta International. She has been recognized among the top 150 GLOBAL WOMEN LEADERS by GCPIT, 2022. Senela has been awarded with the “Global Women in Leadership Award 2022”.
She is a Certified transformation coach, a Certified Innovation Coach and a Certified expert in Personal Agility. She has trained teams from the World Bank, United Nations, and Fortune 500 companies. Senela has been invited as a global Keynote speaker and panelist to numerous local and international events and summits to share her experience, ideas, and inspiration on DEI & Women’s Career advancement, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation & Leadership. Senela is also a Judge, Speaker & Mentor at various startup events and incubator programs locally & International. She has been featured and interviewed in magazines, podcasts, television shows and thought-leadership panels in the USA, UK, Norway, Germany, Australia, Africa, Singapore, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, and more.
Former Country Director for Tech Company and Communications Lead for a Fortune 100. In 2018, transitioned from corporate to entrepreneurship. In twelve months, scaled the company from a 2 member local team to a diverse & inclusive global team in Africa, Europe, South Asia & North America.
Senela is among the 13 trailblazing women from 13 countries around the world, featured in the book “𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐆𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐆𝐥𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐥” released during Global Entrepreneurship Week USA! The mission of the Movement is to increase gender equality in international trade. Senela has been featured in the “𝐔𝐒 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐌𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐳𝐢𝐧𝐞” by the USPSC with The White House as well as the “𝐋𝐚𝐝𝐲 𝐏𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐀𝐬𝐢𝐚” documentary film, World Premier for Women@Work.
GLOBAL AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS:
🏆”Global Women in Leadership Award 2022″, GCPIT
🏆”G100 Country Chair for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, 2022″
🏆”eYs Magazine Ambassador for IWD 2022″, Australia
🏆“Exceptional Women of Excellence”, WEF 2018
🏆“2018 Women Icons Asia Award”, Singapore
🏆CMO Asia “SL Women Leadership Award – 2018”
🏆“Iconic Women Creating a Better World for All”, WEF 2017
🏆Special recognition plaque from The GSEW in New York, US
Chairman, McQuire Rens Global Consulting,
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Global CEO, Women Empowered Global, President of African Women Leadership Forum, Global Talent Development Specialist
Chief Executive Officer, Deep Data Insight
Former Director Women Go-Beyond/ Women's Advocacy - MAS Holdings, Sri lanka
Chief Transformation Officer, VRT Management Group
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® Global has tied up with an array of empowering individuals around the world. Each with their own authentic and inimitable individualities, brings to the table, varied brands of strength, boldness, understanding and inspiration. We are truly thrilled to have each one of them on board to bring empowerment closer to you. Click here to view full list of global experts we have partnered with.