Being one of the dominant players in the logistics and transport industry, The McLarens Group joined the Women in Logistics and Transport (WILAT) of Sri Lanka at WILAT’s 5th Anniversary Conference. The McLarens Group was recognized and awarded the “HeForShe” Silver Award, along with other elite corporates who won.
The event was held on the 23rd of March at the Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo and graced by Kevin Byrne-President of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport as the Chief Guest. Named “Press for Progress via sustainable logistics and transport”, the WILAT anniversary conference was themed in connection to the global International Women’s Day 2018 concept that speaks about pushing for gender equality.
The “HeForShe” movement takes a stand to support and push the idea of gender equality. It’s not just about women’s rights, it’s about human rights. Taking action and creating a gender equal world is their primary goal. The McLarens Group is honoured to be recognized and be awarded with the “HeForShe” Silver Award. McLarens Group is a strong believer of gender equality in the workplace. Pushing for equal pay, mentoring more women to climb the corporate ladder and basing promotions and recruitment purely on skill are aspects the Group is determined to achieve.
“It’s an honor for us to be awarded the HeForShe Silver Award. This award is a representation of our continuous support and encouragement for the building of a work place without discrimination, inequality and biases. Like the HeForShe movement, we too would like to stand together to create a bold and visible force for gender equality”, commented Mrs. Shehara Jayawardana, Joint Managing Director- McLarens Group.