Senela Jayasuriya

Senela Jayasuriya

"Global Women in Leadership" - Founder, CEO & Leadership Expert

Speaker biography

Senela Jayasuriya is Founder and CEO of Women Empowered Global and Founder of 1 Million Women in Power, and Managing Director of Diverse, an innovation consulting firm specializing in innovation strengths assessment and innovation coaching.

Senela Jayasuriya has been recognized by the Women Economic Forum as an Exceptional Women of Excellence and honored with the Women Icons Asia Award. She is a leadership expert specializing in DEI and innovation. She is a multi-award winning global CEO specializing in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and innovation.

To her, success is making a difference and empowering others to do the same. She is an ambassador for the United States Presidential Service Center and focuses on DEI training and advocacy programs. She is also a media and communications consultant for the Office of the Royal Family in the United Arab Emirates.

Senela Jayasuriya is a certified transformation coach, certified SIX ‚I’s® innovation consultant and personal agility expert. She was formerly a country director for a technology company and a communications director for a Fortune 100 company. In 2018, she transitioned from corporate to full-time entrepreneurship. In twelve months, she scaled the company from a 2-person local team to a global team across Africa, Europe, South Asia, and North America.

Senela Jayasuriya Lecture Topics

  • Awaken the leader in you
  • Women in leadership positions
  • Presence as a leader
  • Work-life balance and regaining personal responsibility
  • Shape your own future
  • Get ready to challenge your thinking
  • How to assess innovation based on the strength of your team
  • How to develop your team’s innovative power for greater purpose and profitability
  • Developing an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Reinventing yourself through self-leadership
  • Leadership – women filling the gap (diversity and inclusion)
  • Equality is the path to equality
  • Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome
  • Speaking without fear (communication for ang

Senela Jayasuriya has coached teams at the World Bank, the United Nations, and Fortune 500 companies. She has been invited as a global keynote speaker and panelist to numerous local and international events and summits to share her experiences, ideas and inspiration on DEI and women’s career development, entrepreneurship, and innovation and leadership. Senela is also a judge, speaker and mentor at various startup events and incubator programs nationally and internationally. She has been featured and interviewed in magazines, podcasts, television programs and panels in the US, UK, Norway, Germany, Australia, Africa, Singapore, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and other countries.

Senela Jayasuriya is among 13 trailblazing women from 13 countries around the world featured in the book „Women Going Global“ released during Global Entrepreneurship Week in the US! The goal of the movement is to improve gender equality in international trade. Senela was featured in the USPSC’s documentary „US Presidential Magazine“ with the White House, as well as the documentary „Lady Power Asia“ premiered for Women@Work.

Global Awards and Recognition:

  • Global Women in Leadership Award 2022, GCPIT
  • G100 Country Chair für Vielfalt, Gleichberechtigung und Integration, 2022
  • eYs Magazine Botschafterin für IWD 2022, Australien
  • Außergewöhnliche Frauen der Exzellenz, WEF 2018
  • 2018 Auszeichnung „Women Icons Asia“, Singapur
  • CMO Asien „SL Women Leadership Award – 2018“
  • Iconic Women Creating a Better World for All, WEF 2017
  • Spezielle Anerkennungsplakette von The GSEW in New York,



Senela Jayasuriya Abeynaike, Founder& CEO, Women Empowered Global, Sri Lanka
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