CDB promotes women’s entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka

Citizens Development Business Finance PLC (CDB) is empowering female
entrepreneurs by proving them with the technical know-how to successfully navigate the COVID-19
pandemic. The leading non-banking financial institution recently held an interactive webinar to
promote economic leadership and enterprise culture among women.
SMEs make up a crucial part of the national economy and female entrepreneurs play an important
role in generating employment both directly and indirectly. They also contribute towards improving
the balanced regional development and improvement of living standards in the country. While
initiatives should be targeted at women’s well-being and physical health, it is important to steer
women towards financial and social independence through mentorship.
The webinar was led by #CDBsmbFriday featured speakers Bhagya Iddamalgoda (Candle House
Ceylon), Naafiah Saleem (PlushBox), Shanaz Fouze (Tayo Bear), and Asma Hafiz (Dreamy Delight)
with the participation of young female entrepreneurs from all over the country. #CDBsmbFriday is a
video series championed by CDB to support small businesses by increasing their exposure to the
Citizens Development Business Finance PLC (CDB) is a public quoted corporate leader positioned
among the Top Five Largest Non-Banking Financial Institutions in Sri Lanka with an island wide
presence, driven by a state-of-the-art technological platform that has revolutionized the way
financial transactions are performed. To learn more, visit

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