Discover Montserrat Editor One of 15 Women in World Bank-Funded Pilot Project for Entrepreneurship in the Caribbean

Fifteen Caribbean woman entrepreneurs taking part in the first-ever facilitators training for the Women's Innovation Network of the Caribbean (WINC) program, a World Bank project funded via the Canada Development Bank and coordinated by the Enterprise Hub, take a photo call at the Kapok Hotel on April 21. Front row, left to right, are Nerissa Golden (Montserrat), Simmone Bowe (The Bahamas), Donna Every (Barbados), Barbara Innocent-Charles (St Lucia), Cecile Watson (Jamaica), Jenni Headlam (Jamaica), Sandra Baptist (Antigua & Barbuda), Glenda Joseph-Dennis (Trinidad & Tobago), Aine Brathwaite (Grenada). Back row, left to right, are Telojo Onu (St. Kitts & Nevis), Reina Kolf (Suriname), Danalyn Myvette (Belize), Virginia Riviere (Dominica), Georgina Terry (T&T), Valrie Grant (Guyana), and Ashley Mitchell (Head of The Enterprise Hub, T&T).

Fifteen Caribbean woman entrepreneurs taking part in the first-ever facilitators training for the Women’s Innovation Network of the Caribbean (WINC) program, a World Bank project funded via the Canada Development Bank and coordinated by the Enterprise Hub, take a photo call at the Kapok Hotel on April 21. Front row, left to right, are Nerissa Golden (Montserrat), Simmone Bowe (The Bahamas), Donna Every (Barbados), Barbara Innocent-Charles (St Lucia), Cecile Watson (Jamaica), Jenni Headlam (Jamaica), Sandra Baptist (Antigua & Barbuda), Glenda Joseph-Dennis (Trinidad & Tobago), Aine Brathwaite (Grenada). Back row, left to right, are Telojo Onu (St. Kitts & Nevis), Reina Kolf (Suriname), Danalyn Myvette (Belize), Virginia Riviere (Dominica), Georgina Terry (T&T), Valrie Grant (Guyana), and Ashley Mitchell (Head of The Enterprise Hub, T&T).

Discover Montserrat’s Editor Nerissa Golden was recently interviewed for the Trinidad Guardian about being one of 15 women selected for  a World Bank-funded project to more female owned businesses in the Caribbean grow.

Here is an excerpt then follow the link for the full story.

By Gerard Best

“You really don’t know what to expect when you put a dozen-plus Caribbean entrepreneurs in one room for a week. But when 15 entrepreneurs from 12 Caribbean countries came together in Port of Spain in April to share experiences and build strategies for future collaboration, it just felt like the start of something good.

“Besides their Caribbean heritage and passion for productivity, these go-getters—all women—had something else in common. Each had been competitively selected to take part in the first-ever facilitators training for the Women’s Innovation Network of the Caribbean (WINC) program, a World Bank project funded via the Canada Development Bank that specifically supports woman entrepreneurs in the region.

“In WINC’s one-week workshop, from April 20 to 24, they would learn how to run a course targeted at other goal-oriented women in their home territory. Up to 10 of the 15 would receive funding to run the course for one year. For Nerissa Golden, though, the big win wasn’t in the funding but the friendships.

“What has been incredible is the opportunity to connect with other women who share this same passion for entrepreneurship and empowering others to launch and grow a business,” she said.

Goldenmedia, the company that she started 12 years ago, is a small business rooted primarily in the cultural and technology industries, and specialising in publicity and multimedia content creation for brands and entrepreneurs.

Read the Full Story at the Trinidad Guardian

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