FREE PANEL DISCUSSION

Women Empowered in Business 2.0 (Web Series)

THEMEPolicies, Struggles and Enabling Environments for women in entrepreneurship  

About Women Empowered in Business 2.0

The WEB Series is a free virtual panel discussion event that features women in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Themed topics would be specific to the challenges faced by women in business in a space that traditionally was driven by men.

This month's theme discussion is “Policies, Struggles and Enabling Environments” for women in entrepreneurship. We will be discussing the current policies in place to assist women entrepreneurs, the struggles that they face and the current environment that exists for women to be successful. Here are the panelists:

  • Samantha Sheoprashad
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    Ms. Sheoprashad is an award-winning youth leader, eco-system developer, software developer and social entrepreneur. She is the co-founder of Trifinity Solutions, a digital marketing agency. She has served in the capacity as a Facebook Developer Circle Lead, Global Peace Ambassador-Guyana, Queens Young Leader in 2017 (Winner), Caricom Youth Ambassador, ICS-30 Under 30 Young Emerging Leaders, and Commonwealth Youth Representative in 2018.

  • Alberta Richelieu


    Ms. Richelieu is a graduate of the University of the West Indies in economics and law for her undergraduate degree and later, pursued a Master of Science in international trade policy. She is currently the Saint Lucian ambassador to the African Caribbean Pacific-Youth Professional Network (ACP-YPN) and has worked as a programme officer with the Aspire Artemis Foundation, a non-profit organisation whose aim is to promote youth and women empowerment. She also acts as an advisor to Girlfriends’ Corner, a women’s empowerment group. More recently, she assumed the role of ambassador for the OECS Sustainable Development Movement 2020.

  • Dr. Maria Mbinda-Lashley
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    ​​​​​​​Dr. Mbinda-Lashley is the Programme Head for the Business Innovation and Sustainable Entrepreneurship Department and Senior Lecturer at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, Saint Lucia and is dedicated, diligent and committed to the teaching profession. Her teaching, management and research areas are in the fields of business, entrepreneurship, communication, gender and development. She also has worked extensively with the Caribbean Examination Council in the areas of entrepreneurship and communication studies.

  • Claudia McDowell

    Host

  • Samantha Sheoprashad

    Panelist

  • Alberta Richelieu

    Panelist

  • Dr. Maria Mbinda-Lashley

    Panelist

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