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

“Being a woman means many things – wearing many hats, and breathing life into everything and everyone around us. But we don’t stop there. We go on to conquer the world, pursue careers, contribute to the economy, make decisions, break norms and turn the tables. But the challenge lies in when society decides for us where we should stop, and labels our lives and represses our dreams. What is needed is empowering support, beginning with the family, leading to a perception shift in society that women are indeed compassionate, kind and fragile, yet capable, fierce and ambitious.

Namalie Herath

Managing Partner
GroupM Sri Lanka