Did you know that you are most likely 1 of 2.5 Billion people that use a Unilever owned product on a daily basis? Yes, You heard that right! After reading this post, go check behind most of your products to find that familiar U.
Let’s dive into a bit of history. Unilever, a global Consumer Goods company established in Sri Lanka in the early 1900s with brands such as Sunlight, Lux, Pears Rose. They then expanded into soap, bakery items who were then overlooked by Lever Brothers Ceylon Limited Ceytea, Lever Aqua Products etc., and were then brought under one umbrella of Unilever Sri Lanka. They now focus on Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) with its production and distribution plants in close proximity to its head office. Through all their initiatives, Unilever Sri Lanka always strives to provide “Feel good, look good, and get more out of life”.
If you were to ask an AIESECer in Sri Lanka to name one of the most used words in their AIESEC vocabulary, Unilever is bound to be on the list. It is not only because of the proud presence of the organization but because of the purposeful partnership that binds two like-minded organizations, AIESEC Sri Lanka and Unilever LK since 2015 and its impact. Unilever LK has always been a proud partner that we’ve had to develop the talent of our membership.
Throughout the past six years, together with Unilever, we were able to make available a diverse amount of skill, knowledge and performance development sessions that have ranged from:
- Interactive and engaging sessions that were conducted at National Conferences that focused on corporate and general leadership skills upliftment.
- Informative sessions conducted at Local Committee and Official Expansion Inductions aligning to the leadership themes allocated for the day.
- Collaborative sessions were done during the Leadership Development Seminars of our Local Committees and Official Expansions to instill in our members the importance and upcoming concepts of leadership.
The breakthrough event in collaboration with Unilever was the Career 20’X virtual event which aimed to give a glimpse of the career changes of the future and to encourage young individuals to understand the world of employment. It also aimed to bridge the gap between the academic sector and the corporate sector by giving the required knowledge to the youth of Sri Lanka.
Career 20’X simulated a concept of the escape room that opened up the doors to different levels through which participants were able to engage in many challenges while also having the opportunity to participate in sessions ranging from Agile Working, Finding Your Purpose to LinkedIn Etiquette ensuring that our participants are fully equipped with the tools to champion the corporate world. Want more details? Here’s how you can access them -> http://bit.ly/Career_20X
While Unilever ensures that it introduces their consumers to purposeful products they also ensure that AIESEC Sri Lanka members are exposed to purposeful experiences that develop their AIESEC and professional life ensuring that they will be the game changers in the times to come. Together, we have always been able to create dynamic and engaging environments which stimulate active and enthusiastic participation by our members.
Here’s to more active leadership opportunities and creating even more inspiring stories together! Here’s to the growth of this purposeful partnership!
Do you want to know more about the partnership and what entails? Head on over to our campaign page to see what some of the best people at Unilever has to say -> AIESEC Sri Lanka