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Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is passionate about writing, facilitation and coaching. Her personal Vision is to “enhance the lives of the people and organizations that she comes into contact with”. This Vision is supported by her personal beliefs that all humans are innately intelligent and creative with a desire to do better. Our mentor is a graduate of the University of the West Indies and is a Certified Management Accountant from the Society of Management Accountants, Ontario. She has worked in all areas of financial and management accounting and in various industries like finance, energy, service and manufacturing. She is a Certified Evidence Based Coach and also a Certified Professional Facilitator and has used her skills to lead teams and individuals towards achievement of their stated goals and vision. Ladies and Gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…Let’s meet Ms. Maxine Attong
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is a self-confessed “Caribbean Woman” who is committed to making a positive impact wherever her life’s journey takes her. After leaving high school she pursued law and became a practicing attorney. However her undying love and passion for creativity and the creative industry caused her to specialize in Copyright and Entertainment Law and to also pursue a Masters in Intellectual Property, Commerce and IT. In 2003 she became CEO of the Copyright Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago (COTT), a position she held for seven years during which she made her mark as a capable and focused leader with COTT’s achievement of recording breaking royalty collections and distributions in 2007 and 2008. She also pioneered the introduction of digital tracking of music on radio which greatly enhanced the operations of the company. Her next challenge where she was also determined to make a positive impact came when she was appointed as the Chairman of the National Carnival Commission of Trinidad and Tobago. During her two-year term the NCC’s expenditure decreased by 30%. Today she is the Founder and CEO of Media InSite, a company which she started in 2011. Ladies and gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…let’s meet Ms. Allison Demas.
CMP007 - Think; Plan; Pray and Do with Dr. Paloma Mohamed - Award winning Poet and Behavioral Scientist
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has a very creative mind. She has been producing creative work since the age of 13. To date she has written and directed over 30 plays; published two collections of poetry; executive produced 32 films; published 9 books and has been involved in 14 major arts projects. As an arts advocate she has developed policy in conjunction with CARICOM and the United Nations. As an academic she is a behavioral scientist and the former Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Guyana and has produced several research articles and policy reports on topics like adolescent sexual and reproductive rights and the status of young artist in the region. She has won several major awards including the Guyana Prize for literature on three occasions (1998, 2000 and 2008), a City of New York Award (2011) two National Presidential Awards including the Cacique from National Drama Association of TT. In 2015 she was awarded the Anthony Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence in the category of ‘Arts and Letters’. She is recognized as one of the most influential figures in Guyanese and Caribbean culture. Ladies and Gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…let’s meet Dr. Paloma Mohamed.
CMP039 - Thank those who tell you No...with Renee Cummings - Criminologist and Criminal Justice Consultant
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has mastered several very distinctive careers. Her career began in the media industry, where she moved from a newspaper reporter to a broadcast journalist and then to create history as the Caribbean’s first female television sportscaster. She is also the only broadcaster to host the country’s top three network television morning shows. Today she is the Executive Director of the Caribbean Anti-Violence Institute (CAVI) and the Renaissance Juvenile Justice Assessment Centre (RJJAC). She has emerged as a powerful voice as she advocates for a best practice criminal justice policy, in particular for child protection, justice for children, gender-responsive interventions for girls, and a trauma-informed criminal justice system. She holds a triple bachelor’s degree, special honors and magna cum laude, in politics, philosophy and media studies with a minor in creative writing. She also holds a Master’s of Science in Education and Rehabilitation Counseling, a Master’s of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Master’s of Arts Certificate in Terrorism Studies. She was honored at City Hall in New York City with a Proclamation from the City of New York for her outstanding contribution to New York’s Caribbean community and by various other international and local organizations. Ladies and Gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…let’s meet Ms. Renee Cummings
CMP042 - Don't get Mad get Strategic with Dr. Keith Nurse - Academic Entrepreneur; Trade and Innovation Policy Analyst
Our special guest and Caribbean mentor is an academic entrepreneur and trade and innovation policy analyst. Throughout his career he has used his skills and training in international relations, economic development and creative entrepreneurship to promote the interests of various organizations at home where he is an expert member of the Economic Development Advisory Board of Trinidad and Tobago; regionally, where he is the Chair of Caribbean Tales Worldwide Distribution and former Executive Director of the UWI Consulting Inc. at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica; and internationally where he serves as an expert and member of the executive bureau for the UN Committee for Development Policy that reports to ECOSOC. He has also served on advisory boards for organizations like the UNESCO, WTO, OECD, ACP, OAS, Tallinn University, Estonia and the Carnegie Council for International Affairs and Ethics. At present he is a Senior Fellow at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies, UWI, Cave Hill, Barbados and the World Trade Organization Chair at The University of the West Indies. Ladies and gentlemen let’s meet Dr. Keith Nurse
CMP083 - Win Your Story by Imposing Intelligence; featuring Richard Young - Fashion Producer and Creative Consultant
Our special guest and Caribbean mentor is a fashion-event expert He has pioneered, directed or consulted on most of the top fashion-events throughout the Caribbean…like Trinidad and Tobago Fashion Week and the Caribbean’s Next Top Model TV show. After 30 years he is still passionate about his mission to be an ambassador of beauty for the Caribbean and its people.
Ladies and gentlemen…Mr. Richard Young.