Startup Weekend Women's Edition-Colombo
Friday, February 8 - 10, 2019
Friday, February 8 - 10, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Dialog Axiata Auditorium Colombo
Setup for Success Before/After Startup Weekend
Friday February 8th
Saturday February 9th
Sunday February 10th
CEO | Global speaker & Advisory Council - WEF | Advisory Council - WWLC | President - AWLF | GGA | Leadership trainer & coach
She is an Advisory Executive Council Member & Session lead speaker at the Global Women Economic Forum 2018. Appointed as International Committee Member for Marketing, PR & Communications (2014/16 biennium) Zonta International (www.zonta.org) affiliated with the United Nations. District Liaison for 7 Countries (AUS, SGP, PHL, THL, BNG, IND, SL). Under District 25, Board Director of Zonta Club II of Colombo (2014/16 biennium). Chairperson Young Women in Public Affairs scholarship & awards 2016. Co-Chair of Jane M. Klausmen Women in Business scholarship and awards 2015. An honorary life member at ALL Ladies League International Women’s Chamber. Senela is also a life member of The GSEW in New York and received special commendation for her engaging work in empowering entrepreneurs and corporate executives to develop leadership presence and achieve peak performance.
She was the Country Manager for Sri Lanka & Head of Marketing - International (US, AUS, UAE, UK), for a reputed British firm headquartered in Hertfordshire, UK. Senela was also employed in a top Fortune 500 company with HQ in San Ramon (Cali., USA) involved in Brand Development, MarCom, PR, Stakeholder Management & CSR.
Senela is an acclaimed corporate trainer & management coach commended for her unique and engaging style of delivery and works with Fortune 500 companies on communication, leadership development, employee engagement, productivity and team performance. Her expertise are in Business, corporate planning, communication, strategic management, marketing and branding.
Managing Director - Hemas Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd. / Hemas Logistics and Maritime Cluster
She is also also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK and a member of the sub-committee on Economic, Fiscal and Policy Planning of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
Director of Hatch
Academically a graduate from the University of Bangalore, read for the MBA from the University of Peradeniya and currently a Doctorate candidate in Business Administration Gowri serves in the Council of Institute of Management Sri Lanka, a committee member of the USAID private sector partnership of Business Advisory group and also serves in the board of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Central Region.
Coaches and Mentors
learner, I bring energy and enthusiasm to the team, with great interpersonal and
leadership skills. I value work ethic and have experience in working in a multi-cultural
Holds a BSc Special (Hons) Degree in Information Technology specializing in Information Technology.
Professional experiences in Developer Relations, Developer Community Management, Project Management, Business Analysis, Innovations, Business Development, User Experience Design and Entrepreneurship.
Currently focusing on developer relations and technological solutions at Dialog Axiata PLC.
Being a GIS and OSM enthusiast, acted as the president of the FOSS Community of SLIIT.
CEO - Studyla / Global Tutor, GSEA Local Chair - Sri Lanka at Entrepreneurs' Organization
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