Shape South Asia – Conquering Stereotypes

Our Co-founders Krystle was the Moderator and Janitha was one of the young panelists that were invited for the panel discussion on “Conquering Stereotypes” at this year’s Shape South Asia forum organized by the Global Shapers Colombo Hub.  The Colombo hub is a member of the Global Shapers Community, a multi stakeholder community of the World Economic Forum.

Stereotypes is the beginning to when each of us are “boxed” into labels, trying to live a life which suits ideals which are superimposed by society at large. These stereotypes can be the grounds for lifelong anxiety with one’s identity and to be secure in one’s identity is a human right. This interactive and timely relevant session explored the groundbreaking journeys of awe-inspiring young role models whom have shattered stereotypes of tradition and cultural norms to become celebrated pioneers.