Senela Jayasuriya Abeynaike
Founder and CEO, Women Empowered Global
Senela is an awarded international speaker, leadership & management trainer and a business and performance coach. She was the Country Manager for Sri Lanka & Head of Marketing – International (US, AUS, UAE, UK) for a reputed British firm headquartered in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. Senela was also employed in a leading Fortune 500 company headquartered in San Ramon (Cali., USA) and was involved in Brand Development, Marketing Communications, Public Relations, Stakeholder Management & Corporate Social Responsibility.
Empowering individuals, coaching, mentoring and leadership grooming has always been a very core area in her work. She is the Founder and CEO of Women Empowered Global, which is a dedicated platform to help women and girls rise, lead and thrive by becoming more confident and influential as an individual, an entrepreneur or professional. Women Empowered Global (www.WomenEmpowered.global) offers working women, female start-ups, momprenuers, graduates and school leavers various mind set and skill set coaching, professional skill development scholarships, courses and growth opportunities to enable them to become more successful and ready for global impact.
She has been a lead corporate trainer and coach for Sri Lanka’s leading Training & Business Consultancy group McQuire Group of Companies www.mcquire.org since 2013, and was made Board Director in 2015. She was appointed as an International Committee Member for Marketing, PR & Communications (2014/16 biennium) at Zonta International (www.zonta.org); affiliated with the United Nations. She held the post of District Liaison for 7 Countries (AUS, SGP, PHL, THL, BNG, IND, SL). Made Board Director of the Zonta Club II of Colombo (District 25) for the 2014/16 biennium. Chairperson of the Jane M. Klausmen Women in Business scholarship and awards 2015/16. She is an AEC member at the Women Economic Forum 2017 and an honorary life member at the ALL Ladies League international womens chamber.