WIM Maldives Chapter recognized 29 women at its WIM 2nd Professional & Career Women Awards 2019

WIM Maldives which is a Chapter of WIM Sri Lanka celebrated its Second Annual WIM Awards, Maldives on the 13th July 2019 in Male.

29 women received the Professional and Career Women Awards 2019 the awards were given out during a ceremony held at the auditorium of Faculty of Health Science.

The event was graced by the Minister of Gender, Family and Social Service Ms Sidhatha Shareef, Minister of Communication, Science and Technology, Mr. Maleeh Jamal and Minister of Housing and Urban Development Ms. Aminath Athifa were amongst the Guest of Honors who attended the event, with further other State and Deputy Ministers and Corporate Heads.

President of the WIM Maldivian Chapter of, Minha Faiz Rashaad has said "that equal opportunity is denied to women in the Maldives despite it's Constitutional authority and the polices adopted."

The keynote speaker Ms. Roshanie Jayasundera Moraes said "Fearless women do thing which world label as crazy, and those women only has brought change to the world and I say be crazy so that you can be the change"

Ms. Mariyam Waheeda was awarded Woman of Year at the awards. Waheeda has served in numerous State and Government positions for 42 years. At the age of 67, the mother of five continues to take part in a number of national marathons including a national record on 19 April with a full marathon.

The Founder and Chairperson of Women in Management Dr. Sulochana Segera said "WIM Maldives membership is very young. Many of the members and its winners are well educated and hold many professional positions. But it's time that WIM Maldives start spreading their wings to other Islands and start women empowerment and addressing Island main issues such as youth and family issues, these Award recipients can be the mentors for these projects"

Human Resource - Gold, Aminath Shaly, luster Director of Human Resources, S Hotels and Resorts Maldives Pvt Ltd, Banking And Finance - Gold, Fathimath Shafeega Chairperson Dhivehi Insurance, Member of the Board of Directors, Maldives Islamic Bank, Marketing And Sales - Gold, Hawwa Shiuna, Managing Director, IMTM Pvt Ltd, Tourism And Hospitality - Gold - Mariyam Noordeen President Chefs Guild of Maldives, Legal - Gold Mariyam Shunana Partner at Litica Law Associates and the President of the Public Interest law Center, State And Government - Gold, Mariyam Visam Registrar of Companies Ministry of Economic Development, Doctor - Gold, Dr. Neeza Haleem, Senior Consultant in General Surgery, Mental Health - Gold, Dr. Aishath Ali Naaz, Founder and Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Maldives Institute for Psychological Services, Training and Research, Nurse - Gold Nazeera Najeeb, Assistant Director of Nursing, Tree Top Hospital, Education - Gold Nazleen Wafir Principal, Aminiya School Sports - Gold Zoona Naseem, Owner and Founder, Moodhu Bulhaa Dive Center, Environmentalist - Gold Shaheena Ali Executive Director, Parley Maldives, Technology - Gold Hafsath Aleem, President, Women in Tech Maldives, Arts - Gold Fathimath Nahula Director, The Crystal Co Pvt Ltd Construction And Engineering - Gold Aishath Bariyya, Engineer, Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd, Outstanding Women Entrepreneur - Large, Aminath Solah, Chief Executive Officer Voyages Maldives, Outstanding Women Entrepreneur - Medium, Aminath Nasheedha Owner Nashee Cakes, Outstanding Women Entrepreneur - Small, Ameena Alikileygefaanu, Managing Director, Gorgeous Tailor.

Panel of Judges WIM Maldives 2019 - Chairman of Judging Panel Dr. Rohantha Athukorala, Roshanie Jayasundera Moraes, DIG Ajith Rohana, Dr. Maryam Shakeela & Ahmed Afaal. Sri Lankan sponsors of the WIM Maldives Awards - John Keells Properties, Hemas FMCG and Bank of Ceylon Maldives.