14th December 2022: AIA Insurance is proud to have been recognised as a ‘Great Place to Work for Women’ for 5 years in a row by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work® in Sri Lanka, underscoring its commitment to ensure more inclusion, development, and representation for women to thrive in their careers and life.
AIA was further recognised by another awarding body for its efforts in creating a safe working environment for women. The company was named as one of the ‘Most Outstanding Women Friendly Workplaces’ once again in 2022 by Satynmag.com and CIMA Sri Lanka. This unique award recognises companies that foster measures to encourage and empower women at the workplace.
Commenting on the awards, Chathuri Munaweera, CEO AIA Insurance said, “We are indeed honoured to receive constant recognitions for being a truly safe and rewarding workplace for all our employees. We have fostered equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace for decades by launching meaningful policies which support both women and men at AIA. In today’s society women play multiple roles, taking on many challenges to support their families and children. However, most women find it challenging to balance responsibilities of their respective profession with the traditional gender roles and responsibilities required by them at home. AIA has always ensured to break these barriers, step outside the box and create a work environment promoting equality, inclusion and diversity and this recognition is a testament to our commitment to build an equal and inclusive culture.”
AIA’s Director HR, Thushari Perera added, “While we are a company based on meritocracy, we do focus on developing women and enabling them to succeed in their careers, based on merit. The company’s women employees are groomed and encouraged to take up senior leadership roles through a carefully curated unbiased career development process. As a result, today, 21% of AIA’s senior management are women with the company’s women in insurance special roles including 70% in operations and 63% in actuarial.
Adding to her thoughts, “We’re determined to nurture a culture where all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, and where their uniqueness is celebrated. As such, we’ve set clear goals to accelerate diverse representation in our workforce and have even achieved some of them. Over the past year, we have increased the percentage of women in its workforce up to 41%. With 47% women representation in its sales force of Wealth Planners, notably 53% of women are among the Top 100 High Performing sales Wealth Planners, bringing in over half of new businesses. Thereby we will continuously strive to create an environment where we can truly collaborate beyond all differences.”