Woman of consequence
Shehani wins Silver at Women for Governance
Professional and Career Women Awards 2014/2015:
Process and Delivery Manager, 99X Technology, Shehani Seneviratne was
recognized for her vast contributions to Sri Lanka's IT industry when
she was awarded Silver for 'Leadership Excellence in Information
Technology' at the Women for Governance Professional and Career Women
Awards 2014/2015, organized by Women in Management.
99X Technology Process and Delivery Manager Shehani
Seneviratne receives her award from Deputy Minister of
Highways and Investments Eran Wickramaratne. Also in picture
are (from left) International Finance Corporation Senior
Operations Officer – Sri Lanka & Maldives Graeme Harris, WIM
EXCO President Shanika Ranaweera, WIM EXCO and Member of
Judging Panel Dr. Prasadini Gamage and Minister Ruwan
Held for the fifth year, the Women in Management Awards recognised
the achievements of women for their professional or entrepreneurial
milestones, and those demonstrating outstanding leadership and
managerial qualities in their respective fields, contributing
significantly to society and the country's development. This time
around, the awards ceremony was held at The Kingsbury Hotel on 26 June.
As a key member of 99X Technology's senior management team, Shehani has
played an integral part in the growth and success of the company over
the past decade.
As Process and Delivery Manager, she was instrumental in bringing
about process excellence within the organizational framework, with the
introduction of processes such as CMMi, ISO 9001:2000, Agile, Kanban
Her timely introduction of such processes made 99X Technology
pioneers in the Sri Lankan IT industry in certain process spheres and
aided the company greatly in keeping abreast with the rapidly changing
global IT landscape. Given her immense experience in this area, she also
provides consultancy on process improvement to other companies.
Her influence is not merely limited to the company alone as she is
influential in advancing the role of women in leadership in the IT
industry as a whole. Shehani is an active participant in SLASSCOM's HR
and Quality Forums, a founding member cum director of the industry body
Colombo Camps Community and has been a visiting lecturer at the
Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) for over five years. She also
reaches out to students of a younger age group by providing continuous
career guidance and IT awareness at Bishop's College, her Alma Mater.
Understanding the importance of giving back to the community at large,
Shehani keenly participates in many CSR initiatives, including several
ICT in reconciliation projects.
99X Technology is an award-winning software product engineering
company that specialises in delivering high-end software product
development services to independent software vendors (ISVs) worldwide,
with a primary focus within the European region.
Headquartered in Sri Lanka, the company also has offices in Oslo,
Norway and has an outstanding track record in building and delivering
over 150 high quality commercial products. It has been named one of
Asia's Best Workplaces for 2015 and has been ranked among the top 20
best companies to work for in Sri Lanka by the Great Place To Work
Institute for three consecutive years.