WELCOME TO WCIC The Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Sri Lanka (WCIC) was initiated in 1985 by a group of visionaries - women who were successfully running their own businesses and a few professionals. Their main objective being to incorporate women entrepreneurs into the mainstream of business activity in the country and now we have a membership of about 200 and growing.

It is known to be that WCIC was in fact the first women-only trade chamber to be set up in Sri Lanka and the first in the world.

The Founder Chairperson was Chloe de Soysa. The original founder members whose financial contribution as membership fee enabled the WCIC to set up fund which was then supported by Asia Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The WCIC’s priorities is to harness our members’ economic power in the country gaining recognition and improving their lives while stimulating the socio-economic growth.

In its history, WCIC has to its credit many innovative projects such as the Agromart Foundation, Training Course for Women Migrant Workers, Poverty Alleviation Through Entrepreneurship Development, SAARC Chamber Women Entrepreneur Council, and the most recent South Asian Women’s Economic Network which links leading women’s organizations in South Asia, the Women’s Entrepreneur Awards, the launch of the first Commonwealth Women’s Entrepreneur Awards, Capacity Building Workshops, Financial Literary Programs, Women in Business Trade Fairs, Business English, Business Delegations, Empowering War Widows through Chick Farming , Micro Credit Projects, Empowering differently-abled women through training in beauty culture among several more.

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Hair and Beauty Therapy Workshop 2019

Women’s Chamber of Industry & Commerce together with Tyrone Fernando Foundation (EXPO 80) organized a workshop on Hair & Beauty Therapy.

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International Women's Day 2019 “Better the Balance Better the World” Knowledge Forum to Commemorate the International Women's Day. Held on 1st March 2019 at the Hotel The Kingsbury, Colombo.

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SAARC Women Entrepreneur Awards 2019 SAARC Women Entrepreneur Awards 2019 held on 2nd March 2019

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SAARC Woman Entrepreneur of the year Award To recognise the exemplary success of women entrepreneurs in the SAARC region and to create strong role models to draw inspiration from, the SAARC Chamber Women Entrepreneur Council (SCWEC),....

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The 33rd AGM of WCIC

The 33rd Annual General Meeting of WCIC

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Women Entrepreneur of the Year 2017

Women Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 held on 4th August 2018 at the Grand Marquee. Hotel Taj Samudra, Colombo

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Newsletter February 2019

Tehani Mathew
Tehani Mathew holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Columbia University, New York, USA, and a Master of Science in Applied Psychology from the University of Colombo.
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