Ladies First 2022, a four-day event organized by PodHUB as part of International Women’s Day, will be held March 8-11 at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo. PodHUB will produce and livestream a series of fun and informative events that will provide a platform for future female leaders and entrepreneurs to be inspired by an all-female panel. The goal of “Ladies First 2022” is to celebrate and honor women while empowering the next generation of women.
PodHUB is a leading digital content platform specializing in live stream production and content creation. Upon its inception, PodHUB created Sri Lanka’s first podcast platform that covered timely and sensitive topics featuring inspiring personalities and slowly evolved into a full-fledged digital content platform, mainly working on live productions.
Commenting on this series of upcoming events, Shaq, CEO/Founder of PodHUB said, “We understood the need to have more women involved in all aspects of life. Women are creators and go-getters. But to enable greater participation of women in the workforce, we need to break down societal ideologies, stereotypes and misleading beliefs about women. This series is designed to inspire women to push through these cultural notions of what a woman should be and empower them to be who they want to be. We have to start somewhere and that’s what drove us to create “Ladies First 2022”.
Spanning four days with four inspiring and fun events, this series kicks off March 8 with “The Chat” starting at 4 p.m. at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo. Hosted and moderated by Saasha Karunarathne, The Chat, a High Tea Event, is a unique, fun, activity-based panel discussion featuring four powerful women leaders: Dr. Santhushya Fernando, Chandi Dharmaratne, Soundarie David Rodrigo and Raffealla Fernando. Panelists will talk about important issues surrounding the empowerment, growth and development of women, and their journey as women. This physical event is also streamed live on PodHUB’s FB page and YouTube channel, from Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo’s 8 Degrees, the splendid restaurant boat where attendees and viewers are guaranteed a boating experience around the lake against the Colombo skyline. To book, call Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo at 0717-875688.
The second event to be held on March 9 will feature a series of virtual women’s empowerment workshops led by Women In Need, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending violence against women, girls and children. There will be two 2-hour workshops from 3pm to 7pm led by female specialists on various topics such as self-defence, violence against women, gender and consent, stereotypes and barriers in the hope of raising awareness. and to increasingly allow women to express themselves.
On the third day, March 10, there will be a pop-up women’s market and live stream from 6-9 p.m. at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo. The pop-up sale will exclusively feature women entrepreneurs and SMEs with interviews and insights into their business and product portfolio.
On the fourth and final day, March 11, an all-female concert will take place starting at 8 p.m. at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo. Performances by powerhouse women such as Umara, Natasha Rathnayake, Corrine Almeida, Romaine Willis and Apzi will bring color to this unique, guest-only concert evening, marking the finale of the four-day celebration honoring women. .
“We hope to make this series an annual event in hopes of continuing to recognize the role women play in our society,” Shaq added.
Conceptualized and brought to you by PodHUB, ‘Ladies First 2022’ is powered by Leading Sponsor – Moose Clothing, Official Venue Partner – Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo, Official Workshop Partner – Women In Need, Official PR Partner – PR Wire Sri Lanka, official radio partner – E fm and official TV partner – Dialog TV.