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Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Caribbean Women in Leadership launches national chapter in T&T

CIWiL Trinidad and Tobago National Chapter Chairperson Ashlee A. Burnette

CIWiL Trinidad and Tobago National Chapter Chairperson Ashlee A. Burnette

The Caribbean Women in Leadership (CIWiL) has established its CIWiL Trinidad and Tobago National Chapter on July 1, 2020.

This is the third National Chapter established in the Caribbean with others in St Kitts and Nevis and the Bahamas. 

Members of the local executive include:

  • Ashlee A. Burnette – Chairperson
  • Ruqayyah Scott – Vice-Chairperson
  • K’Areece Rogers – Secretary
  • Onilaja Ogunsanwo – Treasurer
  • Cindy N. Andrews – Public Relations Officer

At the meeting last Wednesday, Hazel Brown was instated as Patron of the National Chapter.

Burnette said: “As the youngest Chairperson elected to a CIWiL National Chapter, I am humbled by the opportunity to lead. The TT National Chapter plans to be on the frontline learning, engaging, equipping ourselves and others with the necessary skills, tools and forming alliances necessary to lead, to work together to be the change and further greater gender equality throughout the region. I’m happy to begin the journey, to lead, to stand on the shoulders of the strong Caribbean Feminists who have paved the way and continue to do so.”

National Chapters across the region aim to:

1.    Broaden perspectives on women’s political participation,

2.    Facilitate inclusive strong community-level engagement,

3.    Build partnerships across political and professional lines including men as allies,

4.    Implement projects/ initiatives that advance women’s transformational leadership.

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