WELCOME TO WCIC The Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Sri Lanka (WCIC) was initiated in 1985 by a group of visionaries - women who were successfully running their own businesses and a few professionals. Their main objective being to incorporate women entrepreneurs into the mainstream of business activity in the country and now we have a membership of about 200 and growing.

It is known to be that WCIC was in fact the first women-only trade chamber to be set up in Sri Lanka and the first in the world.

The Founder Chairperson was Chloe de Soysa. The original founder members whose financial contribution as membership fee enabled the WCIC to set up fund which was then supported by Asia Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The WCIC’s priorities is to harness our members’ economic power in the country gaining recognition and improving their lives while stimulating the socio-economic growth.

In its history, WCIC has to its credit many innovative projects such as the Agromart Foundation, Training Course for Women Migrant Workers, Poverty Alleviation Through Entrepreneurship Development, SAARC Chamber Women Entrepreneur Council, and the most recent South Asian Women’s Economic Network which links leading women’s organizations in South Asia, the Women’s Entrepreneur Awards, the launch of the first Commonwealth Women’s Entrepreneur Awards, Capacity Building Workshops, Financial Literary Programs, Women in Business Trade Fairs, Business English, Business Delegations, Empowering War Widows through Chick Farming , Micro Credit Projects, Empowering differently-abled women through training in beauty culture among several more.

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International Women's Day 2021

International Women's Day - 23rd March 2021

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WCIC “Empowered Woman” training program “Diriya Kathakata”

WCIC “Empowered Woman” training program “Diriya Kathakata” in collaboration with International labour Organisation (ILO)

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Annual General Meeting 2020

The Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce
conducted it’s 35th AGM at the Kingsbury Hotel on the 25th of September 2020

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Mentoring Workshop Sales and Marketing Series of training workshops on "Sales and Marketing "for Women Entrepreneurs in Kandy, Kurunegala and Jaffna in month of March 2019

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Market opportunity for SME's Business women of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (SME's) greatly benefitted from a market opportunity granted by WCIC

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Members' Networking (Coffee Evenings)

First Coffee Date Member Networking Event was held at Cafe on the 5th on the 22nd of January attended by special invitee Ms. Nilusha de Silva, Founder/ MD of Scrumptious.

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Tehani Mathew
Tehani Mathew holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Columbia University, New York, USA, and a Master of Science in Applied Psychology from the University of Colombo.
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