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99x ranked Best Workplace for Women in Sri Lanka again

99x COO Shehani Seneviratne (centre) and 99x Chief People Officer Damitha Jayasinghe (right) receiving the Best Workplace for Women award from The Great Place to Work Institute Sri Lanka CEO Kshanika Ratnayaka
99x COO Shehani Seneviratne (centre) and 99x Chief People Officer Damitha Jayasinghe (right) receiving the Best Workplace for Women award from The Great Place to Work Institute Sri Lanka CEO Kshanika Ratnayaka

Technology company 99x was recognised for its best practices in diversity and equality in the workplace as it was listed a Best Workplace to Work for Women in Sri Lanka for a second consecutive year.

Building an inclusive workplace for all is a key area of focus for 99x and being on the list, spearheaded by the Great Place To Work Institute Sri Lanka, once again reaffirms its commitment to this.

“It is a testament to our efforts to be recognised by Great Place To Work Institute once again. However, it’s important that we all, not just as a company, but as an industry and country, work together continuously to bring about much-needed change across sectors, and promote a truly inclusive workforce,” observed Shehani Seneviratne, Chief Operating Officer of 99x.

Gender inclusivity is still an aspect woefully absent on many corporate and social agendas, despite the great strides made in this area. Indexes such as the Best Workplaces for Women in Sri Lanka are a constant reminder of its importance and are instrumental in setting industry standards to work toward.

By creating equal opportunities for all within an open organisational structure, 99x drives inclusivity at all levels and reaps its benefits in a multitude of ways – an innovative and energised workforce, low attrition rates and a highly positive effect on the triple bottom line, to name a few.

“Over the years, I’ve grown in my career as a senior QA Lead and 99x gave me the opportunity to bloom by expanding my knowledge through training, offshore experiences, achieving my MBA and empowering me to handle technical teams,” commented Mihiri Lekamge, Senior Quality Assurance Lead at 99x, describing her experience at 99x.