NDB was recently felicitated with Best Private Sector Organization Promoting Women in Workplace at the Top 50 Professional & Career Women Awards - 9th edition, organized by Women in Management.
NDB, which is the first and to date the only corporate in Sri Lanka to officially have obtained the EDGE Certification reaffirms its commitment to support the creation of more and better jobs for women, including in leadership, which will further drive economic growth in Sri Lanka in light of this award. EDGE stands for Economic Dividends for Gender Equality and is the leading global assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender equality at work place.
NDB has joined a select group of leading companies in developing commitments for action as part of the IFC-led SheWorks Partnership which will foster learning around a variety of employer-supported strategies, approaches, and policies to boost women’s participation in the labor force. To promote women’s private sector labor force participation in Sri Lanka, NDB develops products and services that better meet women’s needs as customers. NDB also promotes women as employees demonstrating commitment towards workplace gender equality.
NDB has made continuous efforts to empower women through various initiatives, significantly through SME and micro finance. Among others, NDB’s offering includes the Araliya which offers a women's savings account as well as a platform which supports women who want to further develop their skills, health and knowledge whilst giving strength, security and confidence to realize aspirations in their journey of life. The empowerment as well as the autonomy of women and the improvement of their political, social, economic and health status is a very important end that NDB focuses on. Thus NDB also conducts non-financial services such as workshops which revolve around educating women on their health, wellbeing as well as any business ventures they hope to delve into.
The ninth edition of the ‘Top 50’ Professional and Career Women Awards Sri Lanka 2019 was launched under the theme ‘Empowered Women for Sustainable Growth’ and focused on recognising women who excel in their careers, businesses and everyday life.The judging panel of the ‘Top 50’ Professional and Career Women Awards Sri Lanka 2019 included Hemas Pharmaceuticals Managing Director and Panel Chairperson Kasturi Chelleraja, IFC Country Manager Amena Arif, Clootrack Sri Lanka CEO Dr. Rohantha Athukorala, Singer Marketing Director Kumar Samarasinghe, Daily FT Editor Nisthar Cassim, HNB Director Rose Cooray and Hayleys Agriculture Managing Director Jayanthi Dharmasena.
NDB Bank is a premier retail Bank with over 111 branches across the island, serving millions of Sri Lankans through a host of financial services. From its inception, the NDB Group which includes NDB Bank, NDB Capital, NDB Investment Banking, NDB Wealth, and NDB Securities has been a catalyst in the development of the nation, strengthening and empowering entrepreneurs, corporates and individuals from all strata of the economy. Customers across all group companies have benefited from the product and service offerings of the NDB Group.