Founder & Director, RealiseWomen
Anoma Jayawickrema is a mother of four who has developed many facets to her career over the years. She has a first degree in Biology from University of Edinburgh & a M. Phil in Development Studies from IDS, University of Sussex.
She worked for a number of international development agencies and is now a consultant on sustainable development & gender strategy.
Whilst she is a firm advocate of gender equality, she also believes that the power women have is in owning their femininity, without apology, with self love, courage & confidence.. She believes that the strength women have is in spreading love & understanding and it is these qualities which define a truly powerful person.
She is a serial entrepreneur who runs a florist www.ladyflora.co.uk and a property investment firm, Glad Homes and is always on the lookout for new opportunities.
She has been doing Sahaja Yoga meditation on a daily basis for nearly 30 years and has found it to be of immense benefit. www.sahajayoga.org Sahaja Yoga itself was founded by a woman, Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi and is now practiced in over 120 countries. www.shrimataji.org It uses the power of the feminine energy , the Kundalini, to bring love & real peace to all by starting with the inner transformation of individuals.
RealiseWomen is a social enterprise which uses the power of Sahaja Yoga meditation to empower women in their own communities by helping them find strength, real inner peace and confidence in the beauty of their own Self.