Welcome to the 2nd International Conference on Future of Women 2019 (Future Women 2019) which is scheduled to be held from 14th and 15th February 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The conference is organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management and aims to bring together current research on women, inequality and social exclusion and to discuss policies and other measures of women empowerment with an international perspective and provides you the opportunity to share your thoughts, exchange ideas, listen to renowned keynote speakers, extend your network and jointly explore current and future research directions. Future Women 2019 will provide a great platform that serves as the center stage to voice for women foreseeing a diversification in the ideas leading towards a greater vision for the future and offers inspiration, motivation and networking.


You are invited  to submit your abstract to the 2nd  International Conference on Future of Women ’19  which is scheduled to be held from 14h – 15th of February 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka under the theme “ Voices of Women: Transition From Inspiration To Action ”.

  • Women in business
  • Women and poverty
  • Women and health
  • Women and armed conflict
  • Women and the economy
  • Women in power, politics and decision-making
  • Gender-based Violence
  • Sex trafficking
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Under-representation/misrepresentation of women in the media and movies
  • Child Marriage and the discrimination of the girl child
  • Glass ceiling and sticky floors
  • Migration and displacement,
  • Women in armed conflict and crisis
  • Women: East vs West
  • Human rights of women
  • Gender Equality and empowerment
  • Education and training of women
  • Institutional mechanism for the advancement of women
  • Sustainable development, natural resource management and the conservation of the environment
  • Closing the Technology Gender Gap
  • Rights of the LGBT people
  • Trans Gender issues


Early Bird registration deadline

14th November 2018

Conference Chair
Welcome message

Prof.Anita Singh

Keynote Speaker
Welcome message

Dr. Saundarya Rajesh



Future of Women Conference

Prof. Anita Singh

[ Conference Chair ]
Centre for Women’s Studies and Development,
Banaras Hindu University

Future of Women Conference

Dr. Saundarya Rajesh

[ Keynote Speaker ]
Social Entrepreneur, Founder & President

Ruth Ostrow

[ Keynote Speaker ]
Speaker, Writer, Presenter

“Women and Health“
Dr. Nalika Gunawardena 
National Professional Officer
Health System Analysis and Evidence
World Health Organization Country office
Sri Lanka

” Invisible Role of Women in Economic Development “

Dr. Abhishek Mishra

University of Burdwan


“Women in Power“

Dr. Sulochana Segera

Women in Management


We discuss ways women are challenged and succeed in building their careers and growing their businesses. Together and inspired we can become, paramount partners in economic growth and development and fulfill our own potential. The panel topics vary to ensure the inclusive activation of the female voice in business.

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Lakshaman Bandaranayake-Conference on Future Women 2019

Mr. Lakshaman Bandaranayake

Sarvodaya SEEDS


Carmen Niethammer

Program Manager,
Women in Work at
International Finance Corporation

Samadani Kiriwandeniya Women Entrepreneurship

Ms. Samadani Kiriwandeniya

SANASA Development Bank


This forum will combine representatives from the industry and academia to discuss their approaches, perceived successes and failures, and strategies for the future. Join us to walk away with tangible, actionable advice as well as important sources of support from distinguished leaders.

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Gayani De Alwis Woman CEO Forum 2019

Ms. Gayani De Alwis

Management Consultant & Lecturer
Founding Chairperson of WiLAT


Ruth Ostrow

Speaker, Writer, Presenter


Nisha Arunatilake

Director of Research and a fellow
Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) of Sri Lanka


Conference proceedings

Crossref_TIIKM conferencesAll accepted abstracts for 2nd International Conference on Future of Women will be published in the conference abstract book with an associated ISBN 978-955-4903-80-7. All full papers will be reviewed through a double blind reviewing process and published electronically with an ISSN 2602-8646 number in the proceedings with a DOI Number (DOI prefix: 10.17501).

journal publications >>

Journal of International Women’s Studies

ISSN: 1539-8706
Editor in Chief: Prof. Diana Fox & Prof. Cami Sanderson
Publisher: Carley Taylor, Bridgewater State University, USA
Journal Link: http://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/
Indexed in EBSCO, Elsevier Bibliographic Databases, ProQuest, DOAJ and many more.

International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship

ISSN:  1756-6266
Editor in Chief:  Professor Colette Henry
Publisher:  Emerald Publishing
Journal Link:  http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/editorial_team.htm?id=ijge
Indexed in Scopus

Hosting Partner

Vasanta College for Women – Admitted to the Privileges of Banaras Hindu University,India


Academic Partner

Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran

Academic Partner

University of Peshawar, Pakistan

Academic Partner

Khon Kaen University, Thailand



Strategic Partner

The 4th World Conference on Women’s Studies

Official Airline Partner

SriLankan Airlines

[ Apply for 15% Discount ]

Organized by

The International Institute of
Knowledge Management – Sri Lanka

Events Partner

Blue Arc