LSEG Sri Lanka launches Diversity and Inclusion programme
- Building an inclusive culture at LSEG
- Encourages employees to embrace everyone within the “map of our world”
- Promotes mentoring to reach diversity goals
In an environment where equality, inclusivity, diversity, and creativity are as important as bottom line numbers, London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) Sri Lanka has launched an internal programme that will focus on diversity and inclusiveness within the Group. The launch, themed “Building an Inclusive Culture,” was attended by employees from MillenniumIT Malabe and LSEG Colombo.
The launch was followed by a panel discussion comprising Ms. Bani Chandrasena, Head of HR LSEG Sri Lanka; Ms. Ramani Gunathilake, Freelance Consultant, Centre for Poverty Analysis; Mr. Fadhil Jiffry, CFO, LSEG Sri Lanka; Ms. Monica Relph, Senior Client & Programme Manager, Moving Ahead; Ms. Carmenn Niethammer, Programme Manager International Finance Corporation; Ms. Vidumini Ranasinghe, Head of Strategic Account Management, LSEG Technology; and Ms. Judy Goldberg, Lead Facilitator and Consultant, Moving Ahead.
During the keynote presentation, Ms. Goldberg stressed on the power of mentoring to achieve diversity and inclusiveness within the workplace. She went on to explain that diversity and inclusion helps organisations attract and retain talent, build strong and engaging corporate cultures, foster innovation, and results in better decision making. “These are all proven facts done after surveys of many top, successful organisations around the world,” she averred.
Bani Chandrasena, Head of HR, LSEG SL said, “We believe our focus on diversity will enable LSEG Sri Lanka to build a culture where all our employees are inspired to share their talents and ideas. At LSEG, we are strongly committed to diversity and inclusion, and this programme is a reiteration of our promise to honor inclusion of everyone’s race, religion, and gender into our organisation.”
The welcome address was given by Mr. Murali Subrahmanyam, Group Head of Business Services, LSEG who urged employees to work without prejudice and with a sense of consciousness.