Q: What is the main challenge facing women who aspire to reach the top in the corporate world?

“A significant obstacle facing women in the workforce is the need for more supportive systems such as flexible working arrangements that allow them to advance their careers without guilt stemming from balancing responsibilities as career women, mothers and wives. Furthermore, there is still a need for more acceptance of women occupying leadership positions and inspiring teams – to create an equitable and inclusive environment for women in the workforce. Only then can we truly unlock the full potential of women, and drive economic and social progress for society as a whole.

Nilmini Gunaratne

Vice President
Marketing & Sustainability