Meet more SHE Initiative entrepreneurs…

Satyn is once again proud to showcase members of our SHE Initiative – women entrepreneurs whose courage and commitment have empowered them in many different ways.

Modish by Monali is run by Monali Ariyawansa who is very much in touch with what’s happening fashion and beauty wise on the world stage. Her business was created to provide authentic, designer products straight from NYC to SL. ” All my products are hand-picked in stores based on the hottest trends.” says Monali, ” I believe that fashion is not only about clothing and accessories: it is also about creating and living. Fashion should be readily available to all parts of the world and this is what our company aims to do.”

Modish by Monali is already gaining traction among the fashion conscious for the impeccable taste in fashion and beauty goodies on offer.

Check out Modish by Monali on Facebook and Instagram
Instagram: @modishbymonali

Danushka Fernando is yet another enterprising young mom entrepreneur who runs Cupcake Magic by Danu. She is a mother of three children aged 5, 6& 2 ; she gave up a career as a Personal Secretary to take care of her family. ” I’m self tought and currently running a home based cupcakes business and also cater short eats for events.” she says, ” I’m blessed to have a supporting family which is my greatest strength.’

She specializes in hand made sugar craft and exquisite cupcakes – visit her FB page ‘Cupcake Magic by Danu’ for more details.

Froyo Colombo is a frozen yoghurt business run by Nasriya Naffim who started on her own when she realized that there was indeed a need for such home made, high quality frozen yoghurt.

Froyo Colombo came into being in November 16, 2017 and is available in flavours of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, strawberry, lime, passion. mango, pineapple. All the fruit flavours are all made using fresh fruit pulp – and the products do not contain any artificial colouring, flavourings or preservatives. Nasriya believes in offering her customers a chemical free product as natural as possible.


Good food has always been a part of her life says Ruwanthi Fernando who runs Roo’s Deli ; as an entrepreneur, she offers fabulous dishes that combine western and Sri Lankan delicacies.

Having been in the corporate world as a full time working mother, she gave up her career to run her own business when she realized that the opportunity was out there.

She says her light bulb moment came when her daughter won a culinary competition as a first time participant.

“I never looked back” she says ; today, Roo’s Deli is a powerhouse of good food that combines home made goodness with gourmet cuisine, ” I take such pleasure in creating dishes that make great family meals and also, ideal for corporate or office functions.”
Check out @roos_deli Instagram and @roosdeli Facebook page or call her on 0777 778 779

Dinushka Fernando who runs Boxes by Ethnicity is a young mum entrepreneur. “Mine is a subscription and giftbox service that uses only locally sourced products. Boxes by Ethnicity also promotes local businesses while helping them to reach more customers.”

Dinushka believes in empowering home based businesses – as a celebration of Mother’s Day, she made use of products from Mom owned businesses in her May subscription and beauty boxes. She did the same for Father’s Day with products sourced from father owned businesses.

” We are thrilled to work with Satyn SHE Initiative members such as Sashscrubs, Big Bird’s Delights, Hyacinth’s Kitchen, Heavenly Crafts by Vindya to name a few. ” adds Dinushka.

Poornima and Janith Jayawardena were inspired to start Sri Lanka’s first kid-friendly subscription box KIDSActive Kit in 2018. It was their toddler Freya who got them on the road to entrepreneurship ; they were searching for products that would enable their little girl to learn and have fun as she played.

Their business today has grown with several tiers of subscriptions – they are also ready to launch their own Android Mobile App.

KIDSActive kit is a monthly subscription box which contains activities and crafts for preschoolers. These activities and crafts provide a fun environment for the children to learn and support their early developmental areas. With new activities being introduced every month, parents can keep their young ones entertained all throughout the subscription plan. Plus, we include all materials required for each craft or activity.” says Poornima.

This young couple is credited with starting their own business without raising capital – their initial investment was their savings. ” There were no profits during the first 6 months – we put everything back into the business. But as we built the business and as parents and children began to tell us how much they loved our product, we realized that the potential was just beginning.”

You can check out their FB profile or visit them on Instagram.

Are you an enterprising women owned business? Give us a shout and we would be happy to feature your story.






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