Oxford College of Business Recognized Among the Top Ten Best Workplaces for Women in Sri Lanka in 2023
[Colombo, 25th October, 2023] — Oxford College of Business (OCB) has once again secured its position among the top ten best workplaces for women in Sri Lanka, marking the fourth occasion that the institution has received this esteemed recognition. The acknowledgment underscores OCB’s enduring commitment to cultivating an inclusive and supportive work environment for women.
The prestigious accolade is the result of a thorough evaluation conducted by Great Place to Work, a renowned institution dedicated to recognizing workplaces that prioritize gender diversity, equality, and overall employee well-being. The assessment takes into account various factors, including workplace policies, diversity and inclusion initiatives, career development opportunities, and employee feedback.
Mr. Malindu Ranasinghe, CEO of Oxford College of Business, expressed profound pride and appreciation for this achievement. “While I give all glory and honour to Christ Jessus for this great achievement. To be recognized as one of the best workplaces for women for the fourth time is a testament to our steadfast commitment to creating an environment where every individual, regardless of gender, can thrive. At Oxford College of Business, we believe in fostering a workplace culture that values diversity, equality, and the professional growth of all our employees.”
Oxford College of Business has implemented a range of initiatives to support women in the workplace, including mentorship programs, flexible work arrangements, leadership development opportunities, and targeted training programs. These efforts are aimed at not only attracting top female talent but also ensuring that they have the resources and support needed to advance in their careers.
The Business School has been proactive in addressing challenges and breaking down barriers that women may face in the professional realm. Initiatives such as leadership training, networking events, and forums for open dialogue contribute to creating an environment where women’s voices are heard, their contributions are acknowledged, and they have equal opportunities for career advancement.
Mr. Lakshika De Silva, Director of Human Resources at Oxford College of Business, emphasized the importance of continuous improvement in fostering a gender-inclusive workplace. “While we are honored to receive this recognition for the fourth time, we recognize that there is always room for improvement. We remain dedicated to implementing strategies that promote diversity and inclusion, ensuring that Oxford College of Business remains an employer of choice for women seeking a fulfilling and rewarding career.”
The Business School’s commitment to gender diversity extends beyond its internal policies. Oxford College of Business actively engages in community outreach programs and collaborations with organizations that promote women’s empowerment. By participating in these initiatives, the Business School aims to contribute to the broader societal goal of advancing gender equality.
In addition to being recognized as one of the best workplaces for women, Oxford College of Business was recently 2nd Best Work Place in Asia (SME) and also listed as one of the top 50 Best Work Places in Sri Lanka and Ranked No.1 in the Micro category in Sri Lanka. These achievements reflect the Business Schools holistic approach to creating a positive impact not only within its academic community but also in the wider socio-professional landscape.
As Oxford College of Business celebrates its inclusion in the list of the top ten best workplaces for women in Sri Lanka for the fourth time, it reaffirms its dedication to advancing diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. The Business School remains committed to empowering women and creating an environment where everyone can thrive, succeed, and contribute meaningfully to the mission of the institution.
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