LAN partners Ladies’ College for ‘Building Future Leaders’ programme
The Lankan Angel Network (LAN) recently partnered with Ladies’ College, Colombo for the school’s innovative “Building Future Leaders” programme. This is Sri Lanka’s first structured initiative to bring in corporate leaders, business professionals, and partners from various industry and corporate bodies, to share their experience and impart important skills which will enable the future success of these secondary school students who are at a pivotal point in their lives.
Initiated and driven by Ladies’ College Colombo, with LAN providing access to its network and expertise; “Building Future Leaders” highlights the importance of a holistic education and life skills, along with business networking, to better educate students about the new horizons available to them in terms of career opportunities within both traditional and non-traditional fields.
LAN, in collaboration with its distinguished partners Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC), American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka (AMCHAM), Great Places to Work (GPTW), AICPA & CIMA, additionally delivered mentoring and professional support, including offering up some highly sought after speakers, for this program.
Ladies’ College Colombo Principal Deepika Dassanaike said; “The ‘Building Future Leaders’ programme at Ladies’ College is proving to be invaluable since it not only encourages our students to ruminate on their true potential, but it also enlightens them to a number of futuristic career paths. Beyond that, our students have also been emboldened as a result of the programme bringing in a variety of inspiring and highly successful Sri Lankan leaders from multiple fields.”
Chairperson of People Development Committee of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Professor Malik Ranasinghe stated; “We are passionate about building an employable pool of future talent in Sri Lanka and we are positive that this change must start in an early stage and hence this programme was initiated”.
LAN Chairperson and Axiata Digital Labs Chief Peoples Officer Chandi Dharmaratne emphasized the programme’s focus on holistic education, as well as its offered invaluable exposure to industry experts and leaders. “We celebrate the success of the Building Future Leaders program at Ladies College Colombo,” stated Professor Malik Ranasinghe Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the Lankan Angel Network.