Sri Lanka employment diversity forum by SLASSCOM with all female panel

May 25, 2014 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s information technology chamber is has organized a forum on workplace diversity, with a top Microsoft executive and academic to deliver the keynote speech. Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) is hosting the breakfast briefing on Increasing Diversity and Inclusiveness in the Contemporary Workforce on Tuesday May 27.

Sri Lanka’s labour force has a 67 percent participation from males and 30 percent from females.

SLASSCOM said the forum will “examine best practices adopted in South East Asia and beyond” that can be used to boost diversity in the workplace in Sri Lanka.

The keynote speech will be delivered by Astrid S. Tuminez, Regional Director (Legal and Corporate Affairs, Southeast Asia) Microsoft Corporation.

She is responsible for driving government relations, corporate citizenship, and business and regulatory initiatives in the region. She is also an Adjunct Professor, the former Vice-Dean (Research) and Assistant Dean (Executive Education) of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (National University of Singapore).

She had authored “Rising to the Top? A Report on Women’s Leadership in Asi