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Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has a wealth of experience in higher education administration, an in-depth knowledge of curriculum development and a passion for facilitating student success. She holds a doctorate in Higher Education Administration and a Master’s degree in Education from Teachers College Columbia University, New York; an M.A. in French from the University of South Carolina; and a B.Sc. in French and Spanish from Georgetown University, Washington D. C. Today she serves in the position of President of the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT)
Ladies and gentlemen…Dr. Gillian Paul.
CMP015 - A life after CRIME with Mtima Solwazi - Poet and Founder of Cascadoo Caribbean New Voices International
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is a living example of displaying resilience in the quest for achieving success by utilizing the spoken word as a tool for cognitive-behavioural therapy, social activism, civic engagement, arts education, and literacy development. Our mentor left secondary school in 1988 with four CXC subjects at the Basic level and was deemed an at-risk deviant youth who was engaged in the street-level narcotics trade and gang affiliated activities from the age of thirteen. But this is not where his journey ends. At present, he is a post-graduate Sociology student of the University of the West Indies and holder of a Bachelor of Sciences with Honors in Psychology with Minors in Sociology and Criminology. He has been actively involved in youth and community development for the past two decades working with disenfranchised youth in high-risk environments and criminogenic communities across Trinidad. A past trainee himself, he dedicated his services to Servol for the past 14 years. Currently he is employed as a Community Action Officer with the Citizen Security Programme (CSP) a division of the Ministry of National Security. A self-published poet, our mentor continues to use the spoken word poetry as a catalyst for social change through is annual spoken word festival – Cascadoo Caribbean New Voices International Festival of Spoken Word. He is the recipient of several community awards for his selfless dedication and continued commitment towards youth and community development. Ladies and Gentlemen…Caribbean Nation… …Let’s meet Mr. Mtima Solwazi.
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is a lawyer and an award winning social entrepreneur who has created several initiatives geared toward empowering citizens to become more effective in their engagement in public governance and as guardians of the public interest. As an attorney who is qualified to practice throughout the Commonwealth Caribbean she has amassed extensive litigation and jury trial experience over the past 20 years by working on various high profile cases. She makes her impact mainly through four organisations which she founded or co-founded; The Procurement Innovation & Leadership Lab which provides government procurement and public contracting research, education and consulting services. Disclosure Today – A social accountability platform digitizing freedom of information requests and connecting citizens to pro bono lawyers. Disclosure Today won the 2014 Global Social Entrepreneurship Initiative Award from Transparency International at the International Anti-Corruption Conference . Rose Law Caribbean – The first virtual law firm in the Caribbean. Which specialises in public interest matters and The Solution Is You Inc., a social entrepreneurship incubator. She is the former Vice Chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute, a former executive member of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago and the Criminal Bar Association of Trinidad and Tobago. Ladies and gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…let’s meet Ms. Margaret Rose.
CMP035 - A Single act of Kindness with Hetty Sarjeant - Population and Sexual & Reproductive Health Consultant
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has dedicated the past 30 years of her life to becoming an experienced and award winning leader in the area of Population and Reproductive Health. She has held senior positions and worked with some of the top organizations in the field like, The United Nations Population Fund; Family Planning Association of Trinidad and Tobago and the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Today she is one of the leading consultants in Population and Sexual & Reproductive Health. She is a registered nurse, a certified midwife, qualified in the areas of Family Planning Administration, Fertility Management and Educational Media. She is an ALTA trained tutor and functions as a Reading Circle Guide for adults who are learning to read. She also holds an EMBA from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business and she serves as a mentor to incoming MBA students. Ladies and gentlemen…let’s meet Ms. Hetty Sarjeant
CMP027 - How to Manage your Valley experiences with Sharon Christopher - Deputy CEO - Operations and Administration at First Citizens Bank
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor is a trail blazer. And she has blazed a trail in the male dominated world of Corporate Finance. Her career began as a lawyer but throughout her journey she has acquired numerous skills and expertise. Today she is the Deputy CEO of Operations and Administration at First Citizens Bank. Her experience and training is wide-ranging covering areas such as banking and finance, corporate governance, banking operations, information technology, marketing, corporate security, corporate communications and human resource management. She is a holder of a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of the West Indies and the holder of a Master of Laws Degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She also holds a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School from which she graduated as the most outstanding student. She has been serving at the executive management levels since 1986. She has chaired two Boards, one in the Energy sector and one in the Arts and Entertainment Industry. Throughout her career she has been a Director on 25 Boards and currently sits on the Boards of publicly listed companies in St Lucia and Barbados and on various Boards with in Trinidad and Tobago. She has delivered several presentations at local and regional conferences and has also published articles within her areas of expertise. She is a mother, an author and an advocate for women. Ladies and gentlemen…Caribbean Nation…let’s meet Ms. Sharon Christopher.
CMP037 - Social Mobility through Education with Lisa-Maria Alexander - Country Marketing Head – Trinidad & Tobago, JMMB Group
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has a passion for Marketing Strategy and Customer Experience Management. She has built an impressive career in the field for the past 20 years holding positions like; General Manager of Scotia Investments Trinidad and Tobago Ltd and Country Manager of CMMB Barbados. Today she holds the role of Country Marketing Head – Trinidad & Tobago for the JMMB Group. Her areas of responsibility include Marketing, Public Relations & Communication as well as oversight for Product Development and Electronic Banking Service within the Trinidad and Tobago operations. She is also leading the regional Group in Client Experience Management. She holds a BSc. in Industrial Management and an MSc in Management Studies: Advanced Marketing, from the University of the West Indies. She was an original member of the Association of Female Executives of Trinidad and Tobago (AFETT), and the President for 2008-2009. A former Director of the Board of the Queen’s Hall theatre facility and a Director of the Securities Dealers Association of Trinidad and Tobago in 2008. Ladies and gentlemen…Let’s meet Ms. Lisa-Maria Alexander.
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
CMP074 - An Optimism of the WILL; featuring Dr. Didacus Jules - Director General of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has had extensive regional and international experience, mostly focused on education, social policy and organisational transformation. He served as Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Caribbean Examinations Council (2008-2014). Today he serves in the post of Director General, of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and has authored numerous articles on educational policy, educational reform and adult education in the Caribbean.
Ladies and gentlemen… His Excellency Dr. Didacus Jules
CMP111 - Let Your Work be Your Recommendation; featuring Professor Dr. Eudine Barriteau - Principal of UWI Cave Hill
Our special guest and Caribbean Mentor has over 30 years experience as a Caribbean scholar and Senior University administrator. She was the first woman at UWI to be appointed Campus Coordinator in the School for Graduate Studies and Research and the second woman to be appointed Deputy Principal at the Cave Hill Campus. Today she serves as the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the UWI Cave Hill Campus.
Ladies and gentlemen…Professor Dr. Eudine Barriteau.