Building an inclusive workplace for all is a key area of focus for 99x and being on the list, spearheaded by the Great Place To Work Institute Sri Lanka, once again reaffirms its commitment to this.
“It is a testament to our efforts to be recognised by Great Place To Work® Institute once again. However, it’s important that we all, not just as a company, but as an industry and country, work together continuously to bring about much-needed change across sectors, and promote a truly inclusive workforce,” observed Shehani Seneviratne, Chief Operating Officer of 99x.
Her words ring true in the backdrop of COVID-19, which has been a grim reminder that there is still much to be done to bring about inclusion of all, with many women globally suffering from a ‘shadow pandemic’ of their own, as reported on extensively by UN Women. Gender inclusivity is still an aspect woefully absent on many corporate and social agendas, despite the great strides made in this area. Indexes such as the Best Workplaces for Women in Sri Lanka are a constant reminder of its importance and are instrumental in setting industry standards to work toward.
By creating equal opportunities for all within an open organisational structure, 99x drives inclusivity at all levels and reaps its benefits in a multitude of ways – an innovative and energised workforce, low attrition rates and a highly positive effect on the triple bottom line, to name a few.
“Over the years, I’ve grown in my career as a senior QA Lead and 99x gave me the opportunity to bloom by expanding my knowledge through training, offshore experiences, achieving my MBA and empowering me to handle technical teams,” commented Mihiri Lekamge, Senior Quality Assurance Lead at 99x, describing her experience at 99x. “Although being a woman and a mother has not always been easy, this was always balanced by my beloved team members in Sri Lanka and Oslo, and the tremendous support given by the management. 99x has not only shaped my career, but this opportunity also groomed my personality to higher levels by improving my personal integrity, credibility, morality and positivity. I am truly proud to be a member of this tech family.”