ComBank conducts webinar to assist girls entrepreneurs navigate the ‘new regular’
Tue, Sep 1, 2020, 09:53 am SL Time, ColomboPage Information Desk, Sri Lanka.
Sept 01, Colombo: The Business Financial institution of Ceylon in collaboration with the Ladies’s Chamber of Trade and Commerce (WCIC), not too long ago carried out a webinar solely for girls entrepreneurs to assist them adapt to the requisites of the ‘new regular’ after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The webinar was a part of the Financial institution’s ongoing efforts to additional empower girls in enterprise, and an extension of its knowledge-sharing and academic periods designed for this era of social distancing. The Financial institution has been constantly providing Entrepreneur Expertise Growth Applications to allow its SME and Micro buyer segments to stay aggressive and this webinar was targeted on providing pandemic-specific recommendation to girls entrepreneurs in these segments, the Financial institution mentioned.
Matters lined within the webinar included ‘Managing your cash,’ ‘Making your provide chain resilient,’ ‘COVID-19 is simply one other hurdle’ and ‘self-confidence is all you want.’ The webinar additionally mentioned instructions on find out how to get monetary help from the Financial institution, data on the discharge of mortgage funds and subsequent monitoring concerned to make sure helpful utilization of those funds and data on find out how to make one of the best use of the COVID-19 mortgage schemes launched by the Financial institution for each the SME and Micro enterprise sectors. The Financial institution additionally briefed members on the lowered lending charges supplied by the Financial institution in response to the opposed results of the pandemic on companies.
This reside webinar which included a query and reply session was delivered via Zoom. A video of the discussion board is at present hosted on the Business Financial institution web site, Fb web page and YouTube channel.
Commenting on the webinar, Business Financial institution Deputy Basic Supervisor – Private Banking Ms Sandra Walgama mentioned: “Business Financial institution has all the time been dedicated to the precept of equal alternative in its dealings with prospects, however we recognise that there are nonetheless challenges which might be particular to girls entrepreneurs, and the Financial institution continues to deal with this challenge as a precedence. The unprecedented financial and social challenges created by the pandemic make webinars of this nature a necessity of the hour to create consciousness of the Financial institution’s pandemic-related help packages, construct enterprise acumen particularly wanted for powerful instances, and to reassure our feminine prospects of our continued dedication to them.”
The useful resource individuals for the webinar included Ms Anoji De Silva – Administration Guide; Ms Gayani de Alwis – the Founding Chairperson of Ladies in Logistics & Transport (WiLAT) Sri Lanka and Instant Previous Chairperson of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT); Ms Tusitha Kumarakulasingam – Enterprise & Advertising and marketing Guide and Transformation Catalyst; Ms Nayana Karunaratne – Famend Hairdresser, Beautician and Coach; and Mr Vinod Pillai – SME Officer, Growth Credit score Division of Business Financial institution. The Moderator was Ms Kamalini Ellawala – the Financial institution’s Senior Supervisor – Ladies Banking.
Contributors obtained each monetary and non-financial recommendation from certified, outstanding figures within the trade and had the chance to work together reside with Financial institution officers, additional strengthening the connection between the Financial institution and this buyer section.
Business Financial institution not too long ago entered into an settlement with the Worldwide Finance Company (IFC) to hold out a ‘Gender Advisory Challenge’ to additional enhance its give attention to the wants of feminine prospects. That is positioned as a 360-degree strategy to give attention to each monetary and non-financial points, together with coaching to additional enhance the standard of the interplay between financial institution workers and this buyer section.