Diversified in business and diversified in workforce, McLarens Group was recognized amongst the inaugural list of “10 Best Workplaces for Women in Sri Lanka -2019”. The award ceremony was held at Shangri La, Hotel Colombo on September 6th 2019 where the Group received this esteemed award.

The McLarens Group always understood the significance of Gender Diversity in the corporate world and on every other forum. We believe that individuals are defined by their capabilities, their personalities and their effort to strive for excellence, not by their gender. To us, a diverse and inclusive workforce- celebrating people with different experience, personalities, age, gender, ethnicity, ingenuity and flair- helps us deliver a streamlined service to our customers, suppliers and business partners around the world. Although the maritime industry has a very low women representation locally and internationally, McLarens has taken a strategic stance towards enhancing the contribution of women not limited to support services but also in operational roles to add vitality in our gender equality.

Our Joint Group Managing Director, Mrs. Shehara Jayawardana is the Founding President of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association in Sri Lanka (WISTA) and was recently appointed as the Vice Chairperson for Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents (CASA). Her passion and unwavering support for the development of gender diversity within the Group has been a key factor in acknowledging he role of women in the workplace.