Pathways to the Peak: Remarkable Stories from Pioneering Sri Lankan Women

Based on personal interviews, Pathways to the Peak pays tribute to 14 visionary and groundbreaking Sri Lankan women. Shalini and Dinusha Panditaratne, a mother-daughter team, highlight the remarkable journeys of these pioneers of the engineering, business, legal, medical, sports and other fields. Among the profiled women are household names like Barbara Sansoni, Jezima Ismail, Rohini Nanayakkara and Vajira Dias, as well as some unsung heroines.

This is a book to inspire the next generation of women in Sri Lanka and beyond. Written with warmth and sensitivity, and complemented by photographs from the private collections of the profiled individuals, Pathways to the Peak will enchant anyone interested in the making of Sri Lanka in its broadest sense.

Advance Praise for “Pathways to the Peak”
This rich collection of stories celebrates the courage, perseverance and achievement of fourteen extraordinary Sri Lankan women who made it to the top in our yet unequal world. They confirm the truth that ‘paths are made by walking’. The book is truly a labour of love and achievement. BRADMAN WEERAKOON

Straddling a century of social change, this insightful book provides fascinating vignettes of 14 amazing Sri Lankan women, and the creativity, courage and commitment that led each of these pioneers along their individual “pathways to the peak” in an essentially male dominated world.

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