The Satyn AICPA&CIMA Women Friendly Workplace Awards have emerged as a prestigious recognition celebrating organizations that prioritize gender inclusivity and women’s empowerment in the corporate world. Launched in 2021, the awards have rapidly gained momentum, with each passing year witnessing an increasing number of participants committed to fostering a women-friendly work environment. As we approach the third year of the awards, let’s explore their significance and the invaluable insights they have provided to the business community.
In an environment that is increasingly challenging, women who go to work everyday deal with so many issues and specific circumstances that do require organisational support. The Awards recognise organizations that provide an extra level of support for the women on their teams while also recognizing them for their exceptional achievements.
In addition to recognizing organizations, the Awards also recognise women who have excelled in their chosen careers and innovative measures that are designed to encourage and support women at work.
Inception and Growth – Satyn AICPA&CIMA Women Friendly Workplace Awards
In 2021, the Satyn AICPA&CIMA Women Friendly Workplace Awards were introduced to acknowledge companies that demonstrated a strong commitment to promoting gender equality, diversity, and inclusivity within their organizations. The initiative resonated with companies worldwide, as it aligned with the growing awareness of the importance of empowering women in the workplace.
The following year, in 2022, the awards entered their second iteration. The participation rate had significantly increased, with numerous companies showcasing their efforts to create a more inclusive work environment for women. An essential aspect of the awards was the analysis of data and experiences gathered from participating companies. These insights were shared with the public and industry leaders at the launch of the Women Friendly Workplace Awards in 2023.
The 2022 Women Friendly Workplace Awards identified several valuable learnings that proved instrumental in advancing the cause of gender inclusivity in the corporate landscape. The findings highlighted exceptional aspects such as the empowerment of women in the automobile industry and other key learnings.
2023 Awards and Beyond
As the Women Friendly Workplace Awards continue to evolve, 2023 witnessed even more companies participating in the program, showcasing their efforts to create gender-inclusive workplaces. The data collected and experiences shared at the 2023 awards launch have further enriched the body of knowledge on gender inclusivity in the corporate world. The Satyn AICPA&CIMA Women Friendly Workplace Awards recognised women in the Sri Lankan corporate world who have achieved excellence in climbing the ladder of career progression.
Among the key highlights from the 2023 edition, there was a growing trend of companies implementing targeted programs to bridge the gender gap in traditionally male-dominated sectors. Additionally, organizations were investing in continuous training and upskilling to support women in career growth, ensuring a pipeline of qualified female leaders for the future.
Anticipation for the 2024 Satynmag AICPA&CIMA Women Friendly Workplace Awards
With the momentum gained over the past three years, the anticipation for the 2024 Women Friendly Workplace Awards is building. The ongoing commitment of businesses to embrace gender inclusivity continues to grow, leading to increasingly innovative practices and policies aimed at creating more supportive environments for women in the workforce.
The Satyn AICPA&CIMA Women Friendly Workplace Awards have undoubtedly emerged as a powerful force for change, encouraging companies to prioritize gender inclusivity and women’s empowerment in their organizational cultures. Since their inception in 2021, the awards have provided valuable insights into the best practices that foster a more equitable and supportive work environment. As the awards prepare to launch in 2024, there is no doubt that they will continue to serve as a beacon of inspiration, pushing organizations worldwide to strive for excellence in creating women-friendly workplaces.