The St.Vincent and the Grenadines High Commission has organized its Women’s Empowerment Seminar for 2016.  This event will host over one hundred women who are already registered to attend.




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 All are asked to arrive at 12:00 noon for light refreshments.

Thereafter, the programme will commence at 1:00 pm sharp and will close at 4:00 pm!

Drawing from the United Nations Foundation’s roadmap for women’s economic empowerment, the concept was conceived to highlight some of the initiatives that women can use to empower themselves for such an upward and onward journey.  While economic empowerment is not necessarily the immediate focus of this seminar, the speakers will address the issues that do touch and concern aspects of economic empowerment directly and indirectly.

The theme is: – Empowering you! Empowering me!

The topics and presenters are listed as follows:

 Professional Development and maturation

Dr. Carlis Douglas – Sanusi

 Dr. Carlis Douglas – Sanusi

  • Utilising energy within to empower others

 Mrs. Elizabeth Mullings-Smith

 Mrs Elizabeth Mullings-Smith (Director - Caribbean Forensics Ltd, United Kingdom)

  • The assertive woman

 Ms. Jacqueline Roberts

 Ms. Jacqueline Roberts

  • Personal testimony of becoming a woman of power

 Reverend Katie Kirby

 Rev Katei Kirby


  • From the pit to the place

Councillor Marie Hanson, MBE

Cllr. Marie Henson

Cllr. Marie Henson

The major sponsor of the event is JIC Holdings whose tagline is:

– JIC Holdings is committed to Women’s Empowerment –

Other sponsors are CaribDirect Multi-Media and the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ministry of Tourism (Overseas representative Office).

A Certificate of Attendance will form part of this worthwhile exercise.

Participants are drawn primarily from the African and Caribbean diaspora.

The identified speakers are representative of the Caribbean diaspora and it is anticipated that they will bring to the audience the sum total of years of experiences that led to their empowerment.  The High Commission is pleased to present this event in collaboration with all of its sponsors and looks forward to interactive sessions on the topics already mentioned.

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“JIC Holdings is committed to Women’s Empowerment”.

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Any additional details can be had by calling the High Commission at the following numbers:

 02074601256 / 02075652885