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Ladies VIP Night Celebrate International Women's Week

A NIGHT OF EMPOWERMENT, INSPIRATION AND FUN! Ladies VIP Night in partnership with HSBC Celebrates International Women’s Week, The Role Model - The Strength of a Woman The…

  • Grand Ballroom, Galle Face Hotel, 2 Galle Rd, Colombo 3.
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Ladies VIP Night in partnership with HSBC Celebrates International Women’s Week, The Role Model - The Strength of a Woman

The theme for International Women’s Week globally is BE BOLD FOR CHANGE.

Ladies unite as one at The Grand Ballroom, Galle Face Hotel, Tuesday 7th March 2017 6.00 pm onwards!

Join us to raise a glass and reflect for all women across the world and celebrate the global festival, International Women’s Week. Women from across a wealth of industries have been invited as ‘Role Models’ to share their story on what has inspired them to be bold for change!


Elizabeth-Sophie Balsa – The Ambassador of Brazil to Sri Lanka

Radhika Coomeraswamy – Member of the Constitutional Council and former Under Secretary General of the United Nations

Shobana Cooke – Mother/Homeopath/Yoga Instructor/Entrepreneur

Anusha David – PR & Media Consultant – Being recognized for Animal Welfare and Charity Work

Chandi Dharmaratne – Senior Director Human Resourcing, Virtusa Polaris

Ramani Fernando – Founder & Managing Director, Ramani Fernando Salons

Rosanna Flamer-Caldera – Founder & Executive Director, Equal Ground

Sandy Jayasuriya – Feel Good, Feel Positive – Breast Cancer Survivor

Neela Marikkar – Chairperson of Grant McCann Erikson, a leading Communication Group in Sri Lanka

Jaquie Mei – Mentor/Coach, Personal Image Consultant – builds self-confidence from within and cultivates professional appearance to prepare women for success in their professional and personal lives

Sumi Moonesinghe – Former Chairman of Bank of Ceylon/MD New Zealand Milk Products

Dr. Nilanthi Fernando-Nanayakkara – Consultant Neurologist & Joint Secretary for the Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists, Former Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenapura

Tania Polonnowita – Managing Director of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics. An active member of many professional bodies including Council for Business in Britain, Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association, Women in Logistics & Transport and many more.

Heidy Rampinelli & Catherine Obrenovic – Entrepreneurs in the Fashion and F & B Industry

Sarrah Sammoon – Director of APV Sri Lanka Relocation Services, Founder & Director at Sapphire Capital Group, Director of Evisalaw a global immigration partner in Sri Lanka and South Asia

Rosy Senanayake – Deputy Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister

Linda Speldewinde – Visionary Entrepreneur - Founder & Managing Director of AOD, Sri Lanka Design Festival, Island Craft and

Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala – First Sri Lankan to climb Mount Everest

Anoma Wijewardene – Artist/Designer/Lecturer/Art Activist


Ladies VIP Night continue to seamlessly blend the opportunities to socialize and have fun whilst contributing towards building a stronger community. A proportion of the ticket money plus ALL monies raised from a luxury LUCKY DIP TREASURE CHEST will be donated to help Community Concern with their projects.

Community Concern has been working in the Dehiwala, Mount Lavinia and Ratmalana areas. The Charity touches the lives of approximately, 2500 children and 650 adults on a regular basis. The feeding programme provides a cooked meal every week day for 150 children with two meals. This is a child-centred, non-governmental organization that has been working for 36 years.

Two projects that will benefit from this event in particular are J-SHAKTHI and HEAVENA. J-SHAKTHI helps to empower women to be entrepreneurs by helping them set up a small business to help them to break out of the cycle of poverty. HEAVENA is a temporary shelter that provides a safe environment for abused, trafficked and homeless women and children. It accommodates 15 women and 20 children for a period of 6 months or more, providing physical, psychosocial, emotional support and other holistic assistance.

HSBC, main partner who won the Best Foreign Bank Award by Finance Asia in 2016 joins hands to support and encourage women with an appetite for success. HSBC believe that the female contribution to the world at large is immense including the global financial institutions.


Tickets includes a welcome cocktail, sit down dinner, tea experience by Teaeli, celebratory glass of Chandon for the official toast, luxury door gift by 1948 and DJ music and dancing. Part of the fun filled evening will include a Men’s Fashion Show with men from the industry walking the ramp! Fashion Houses being showcased are Kiito Bespoke, Stripes & Checks and Suit & Tie. Accessories by Official Eye Care Partner Vision Care and jewellery for Him by Tiesch. Other supporting sponsors include, Souvenir Brochure Partner, Why House, Table Décor by Meubel House, Luxury Chocolate Partner, Lindt and Skin Care Partner, Jyunka.

Tickets at Rs 5,500 are limited, so book early by calling the Ticket Hotline on 0778591846. Men are most welcome!

Participating sponsors will be profiled along with Event Updates on the Ladies VIP Night Facebook page,

Ladies VIP Night Celebrate International Women's Week

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