Breaking Barriers and Leading the Way: Ms. Niluka Jayasinghe’s Special Program on Women in Career

In the quest for gender equality and empowerment, there is an unwavering need to inspire and equip the next generation of women with the insights and wisdom required to succeed in the professional world. Recognizing this imperative, the Department of Business Economics at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura took a momentous step by hosting a special program dedicated to women in career development. This inspiring initiative, conceived by Dr. P.S.J. Fernondo, Head of the Department of Business Economics, aimed to provide 2nd-year and 3rd-year students with valuable perspectives and experiences that would empower them on their career journey. To bring this vision to life, Ms. Niluka Jayasinghe, a distinguished figure in the field of finance and business, was invited to share her expertise.

Ms. Niluka Jayasinghe is an accomplished professional with an impressive list of qualifications and over 15 years of industry experience. As the Founder and Managing Director of Global Bookkeeping & Accountant Services, she holds the distinguished titles of FCA, and CPA, and has a BSc in Management (Marketing) from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Her extensive knowledge and wealth of experience make her the ideal mentor and role model for aspiring students looking to make their mark in the professional world.

The special program on Women in Career, held on October 26, 2023, was a pivotal event for both 2nd-year and 3rd-year students at the Department of Business Economics. The lecture took place at the Prof R A A Perera Lecture Theater, FMSC, and it was a gathering brimming with inspiration and insights.

Ms. Jayasinghe’s talk revolved around her personal journey, sharing her experiences, challenges, and triumphs as a woman in the professional world. She emphasized the importance of resilience, determination, and self-belief in conquering obstacles and achieving success. Through her narrative, she motivated the students, encouraging them to chase their career aspirations with unwavering confidence.

Ms. Jayasinghe’s lecture was not just about her own journey; it was also a platform for students to gain invaluable insights and wisdom that could shape their careers. She delved into various topics, including leadership, work-life balance, and navigating the unique challenges that women may face in their professional journeys. Her candid advice and practical tips resonated with the audience, leaving them with a deeper understanding of what it takes to thrive in their chosen fields.

The special program on Women in Career, featuring Ms. Niluka Jayasinghe, was an unquestionable success. It not only provided students with inspiration and guidance but also instilled a sense of empowerment. As they left the lecture theater, the 2nd-year and 3rd-year students were armed with newfound confidence and a clearer vision of how they could succeed in the professional world.

Dr. P.S.J. Fernondo’s commitment to nurturing future leaders was beautifully exemplified through this program. Ms. Niluka Jayasinghe’s contributions have undoubtedly paved the way for a new generation of women who will go on to break barriers, lead the way, and make significant contributions in the world of business and economics. This event was not just a lecture; it was a catalyst for change and a beacon of hope for aspiring women in their careers.

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