AIA works with WCIC to promote women’s entrepreneurship across the country
Friday 11 November 2022 12:16 PM SL time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
November 11, Colombo: AIA Insurance recently partnered with the Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce (WCIC).
The partnership included AIA as Gold Sponsor for WCIC PRATHIBHABHISHEKA – Women Entrepreneur Awards 2022 organized by the Women’s Chamber of Commerce (WCIC) and for WCIC’s Strategic Events to Promote Women’s Entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka for 2022-2023.
As a company that has been promoting women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship and economic inclusion for decades, AIA sees a natural synergy and shared vision with the goals of the WCIC, which is a national-level body promoting women’s empowerment and financial inclusion at large country advances.
AIA’s ‘AYA SURAKINA AIA’ program promotes the economic independence and advancement of women, be they employees, agents, clients or the community.
Through collaborative partnerships, AIA conducts extensive research on women and insurance while helping to create meaningful positive impacts on Sri Lankan women through insurance solutions, financial literacy training, networking, recognition and access to information.
As the best place to work for women in Sri Lanka, AIA is firmly committed to gender equality and inclusion for employees.
Last year, the company increased the proportion of women in the workforce to 41%. With 47% women on the Wealth Planners sales team, a remarkable 53% of women are among the Top 100 High Performing Sales Wealth Planners, bringing in more than half of the new businesses.
For AIA, it is not just about increasing the number of women in the workforce, but rather about ensuring their development and career growth. Increasing the proportion of “women in leadership positions” is a key focus, from facilitating flexible working hours to enabling growth through learning, coaching and local or overseas presence “on the job”.
As a result, today 21% of AIA’s senior management team is women, with the firm’s women serving in specialist insurance roles, including 70% in operations and 63% in actuarial.