International Women’s day
Lanka IOC celebrates International Women’s Day 2017March 10, 2017 1:44 pm
Lanka IOC embraces the diversity of every employee through an inclusive and accountable culture. Our diversity and inclusion is embedded in our core values and is a key driver of our success. Each year Lanka IOC celebrates International Women’s Day in a big way. This year also we celebrated International Women’s Day 2017 with the theme “Be Bold for Change’. On this occasion, prominent speaker in Sri Lanka Ms. Deshika Rodrigo graced the function as Chief Guest. She is Head of HR of Standard Chartered Bank.
On the occasion, our Managing Director Mr. Shyam Bohra, appreciated the contribution of female employees in the success of the company. He also stated that as part of IOC culture, Lanka IOC always encourages female employees to grow in organization, acquire additional qualification and skills. They are given incentives for acquiring additional qualifications/skills.
Chief Guest Ms. Deshika Rodrigo addressed the employees on this year’s theme “Be Bold for Change”. She conducted a workshop on the ‘Work Life Balance’, on the struggle a woman goes through and how to balance the career life and personal life to overcome the obstacles. It was a very interactive session & participants enjoyed the session as well found it very useful.
At the end of the function, all the female employees were felicitated with a memento by MD, Lanka IOC.
Lanka IOC celebrates International Women’s dayMarch 9, 2016 6:52 pm
The International Women’s day which was on the 8th March was celebrated at Lanka IOC with lot of fervor and gaiety.
Mr Shyam Bohra, Managing Director appreciated the achievements of the women employees and the invaluable contribution made by them in helping the company reach the enviable position of becoming the 4th largest public liability company in Sri Lanka today. He conveyed that the theme for International Women’s day 2016 ” PLEDGE FOR PARITY” needs to be imbibed in word and spirit . Later all employees took this pledge of valuing women and men’s contribution equally , challenging conscious and unconscious bias and creating an inclusive and flexible work culture in the company . He also conveyed that while currently the women employees in Head Office constitute 25% of the total employee strength , efforts are on to recruit more women employees in the organization.
To improve the orientation of the women employees at work place and at home ,a workshop was organized in which Ms Archana Law a management expert representing “Women in Management” emphasized the need for women to work uninhibitedly and with commitment so that their potential is fully realized. She also conveyed the need for gender equality , empowerment and the need to maintain a proper work – life balance.
A similar program was conducted at Trincomalee Terminal wherein senior government officials were invited who shared their experiences and appreciated the contributions being made by the women employees working in challenging conditions.
Mementoes were later given to all the women employees as a token of recognition of their good work .
Lanka IOC Women’s Day EventMarch 18, 2015 5:19 pm
A function organized by the Lanka IOC in Trincomalee to mark the International Women’s Day was held at the Chaya Blue Hotel in Trincomalee last Saturday. Apart from the employees of the company, a large number of women in the area also participated in the event.