In the lookout for hidden potential: SENELA JAYASURIYA – ABEYNAIKE

Senela is a Transformation specialist, Leadership trainer and an Executive coach, and has held many positions in leadership and strategy both in the corporate sector as well as in the service and advocacy domain.

Senela has always been an avid believer that women can make a unique social and economic impact and contribution to society and the world.

Empowering individuals, coaching, mentoring and leadership grooming has always been a very core area in her work. Her goal is to see more women tap into their hidden potential, where they can make a bigger and more meaningful impact on self, the business, and society.

She is the Founder and CEO of Women Empowered Global (, which is a dedicated platform to help women and girls rise, lead and thrive by becoming more confident and influential as an individual, an entrepreneur or professional. Women Empowered Global offers working women, female start-ups, momprenuers, graduates and school leavers various mindset and skill set coaching, professional skill development scholarships, courses and growth opportunities to enable them to become more successful and ready for global impact.

Senela was determined to capture the HEART in every mission and every project is designed to transform, collaborate, accelerate growth and impact society in a positive way.  She is passionate about helping more individuals tap into their divine nature of self and calling to achieve greatness in order to serve others for a cause larger than self. She works with experts around the world to find collective solutions and create bespoke strategies and tools which could enable women to lead their lives more effectively.

Senela received the WEF17 Award of “Iconic Women Creating a Better World for All” at the Annual Women Economic Forum 2017. She was also awarded the “2018 Women Icons Asia Award” at the BERG Summit in Singapore. Senela was also recognized by The GSEW in New York with a special commendation plaque for her work in empowering and inspiring thousands of individuals for leadership and growth.

She was the Country Manager for Sri Lanka & Head of Marketing – International (US, AUS, UAE, UK) for a reputed British firm headquartered in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. Senela was also employed in a leading Fortune 500 company headquartered in San Ramon (Cali., USA) and was involved in Brand Development, Marketing Communications, Public Relations, Stakeholder Management & Corporate Social Responsibility.


She has been a lead corporate trainer and coach for Sri Lanka’s leading Training & Business Consultancy group McQuire Group of Companies ( since 2013, and was made Board Director in 2015. She was appointed as an International Committee Member for Marketing, PR & Communications (2014/16 biennium) at Zonta International (, affiliated with the UN. She held the post of District Liaison for 7 Countries (AUS, SGP, PHL, THL, BNG, IND, SL). Made Board Director of the Zonta Club II of Colombo (District 25) for the 2014/16 biennium. Chairperson of the Jane M. Klausmen Women in Business scholarship and awards 2015/16. She is an AEC member at the Women Economic Forum 2017 and an honorary life member at the ALL Ladies League International Women’s Chamber. Senela is also a life member of The Global Society of Empowered Women headquartered in New York.

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Dr Nani is the Founder of Sovereign Magazine. She is also Editor-in-Chief of Sovereign's sister publication, Rich Woman Magazine. Passionately advocating for Social Edification, Dr Marina Nani is coining a new industry, MAKE THE NEWS ( MTN) with the aim to diagnose and close the achievement gap globally. Founder of RICH WOMAN SOCIETY™ Marina believes that there is a genius ( Stardust) in each individual, regardless past and present circumstances; "not recognising the talent in each individual, leaves our society at loss. Sharing the good news makes a significant difference on your perception about yourself, your industry and your community."

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