Senela Jayasuriya


Senela Jayasuriya is a multi-award-winning Global CEO, keynote speaker, and leadership expert, specialized in diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) and Innovation. She is the Founder & CEO of Women Empowered Global and the Founder of 1 Million Women in Power, as well as the Managing Director of Diverse, an innovation consulting company specialized in innovation strengths assessments and innovation coaching.

For this global entrepreneur, success is about making an impact and empowering others to do the same. She is an Ambassador to the United States Presidential Service Center focusing on DEI training & advocacy programs. Senela is also the Media & Communications Advisor to The Royal Family Office, UAE.

The successful lady is a Certified Transformation coach, a SIX ‘I’s® Certified Innovation consultant, and Certified expert in Personal Agility. She is the former Country Director for a Tech Company and Communications Lead for a Fortune 100 company. In 2018, she transitioned from corporate to full-time entrepreneurship. Within twelve months, she scaled the company from a 2-member local team to a diverse & inclusive global team in Africa, Europe, South Asia & North America. Senela has been awarded with the “Global Women in Leadership Award 2022” and THE TOP 150 GLOBAL WOMEN LEADERS by GCPIT, 2022.

Senela’s value proposition is her tenacity and heart-consciousness in what she delivers. Working with business individuals, global networks and corporate teams from different cultures and industries, to help them on their development journey, business solutions and social impact makes her a sought-after C-level professional. Senela sits on various Boards in the for-profit and non-profit sectors with strong global collaborations and reach. This is a testament to the versatile experience and expertise she has in Brands & Marketing, Training & Development, Business Performance, Change Management, Innovation and Leadership.

On the top of it all, this entrepreneur is also a Fortune 500 speaker on ‘Women’s Career Development’, to inspire Emerging Leaders to step into a bigger leadership role.

Finally, Senela was awarded the role of Country Chair for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion under the G100: GROUP OF 100 GLOBAL WOMEN LEADERS.

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