ComBank program for women-led MSMEs | Sunday Observer

ComBank program for women-led MSMEs

2 April, 2023
The seminar in progress
The seminar in progress

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently hosted a program for over 100 women entrepreneurs engaged in micro, small and medium enterprises, with business leaders present to share their experiences and knowledge.

The event was organised as part of the Bank’s activities for International Women’s Day, and in line with the Bank’s focus on supporting and building women entrepreneurship.

One of the key highlights of the program was an exclusive session on the Bank’s digital banking products, presented by the Bank’s Digital Banking Unit. This was arranged in line with this year’s theme for International Women’s Day, “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality” which the Bank said blended well with its focus on providing the best digital banking facilities.

The program also featured sessions on banking products and services for Women, for SMEs and for exporters which wereconducted by the Bank’s SME Managers from Colombo Region, as well as a session on exports conducted by Mrs Nipuni Marasinghe, Export Promotion Officer at the Export Development Board (EDB).

The event was designed to promote financial and digital banking literacy among women and encourage them to take an active role in entrepreneurship, and was attended by Colombo-based women entrepreneurs engaged ina cross-section of industries, the Bank’s corporate customers from leading companies, andrepresentativesof the corporate and senior managementof the Bank. There was also a panel discussion with entrepreneur and Founder of Sansara Garments, Mrs Anne Gunasekera, Director of the Kent Group, Mrs Arlene Saparamadu, Founder and CEO of Women Empowered Global, Mrs Senela Jayasuriya and entrepreneur and Founder and Director of DAD Global Trading, Mrs Darshani Jayasinghe.

The program took place at Commercial Bank’s auditorium at Union Place, Colombo 2.