Olympian shot putter Cleopatra Borel will be among the panelists featured at the T&T Olympic Committee’s (TTOC) sixth edition of the Advancing Women in Leadership (AWL) Virtual Forum, today from 9.30 am.
The five-time “Sportswoman of the Year” will speak on the topic “Changing the Game” with the objective being to demonstrate the value that women bring in senior leadership positions within an organisation.
Joining Borel, a coach at the University Coach-University of Texas Rio Grande to speak on the topic are Dr Karrian Hepburn Malcolm, Managing Director of Guardian Media Limited (GML), Racquel Moses, Chief Eecutive Officer at The Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator/TTOC Executive member and Dr Sasha Sutherland (Barbados), Executive Director Caribbean RADO.
They will follow International Speaker, Tricia Smith, president Canadian Olympic Committee. The Olympian will share on her experience.
The next group of panelists will be level five coach, Nadine Leach-Carter, Supervisor-Customs and Excise Division; Elizabeth Belcon, Chair of the Beausejour/Patna Committee on Sustainable Community Development; Esther Noel, Current chair of the Supervisory Committee of the Guaymay Energy Alliance Credit Unit (GEACU); and Cindy Allman, Bookstagrammer, Social Media Influencer, Caribbean girl reading the World. They will speak on the role women play in shaping societies and communities.
Christina Boodoosingh, founder and CEO of Chaguaramas Farms Ltd (U Pick Farms), will also share on experience. Her testimonial will come ahead of the final panel group of speakers, who will discuss creating an enabling environment for women to thrive. The theme is ‘He For She’; the Role of Other women in leadership; sponsorship; and mentorship.
Immediate past president of the TTOC, Brian Lewis, president of the Caribbean National Olympic Committee; Evy Parkinson, Founder & Mind, Body Transformational Therapist at Harmoniousinfinity, Martin De Gannes, HR Consultant and Hydiane Harper-Simmons, Youth Development Officer, Ministry of Youth Development and National Service, will seek to define the key aspects of an enabling environment for women to thrive.
New TTOC president Diane Henderson will bring the opening remarks with Nicole Duke-Westfield serving as the moderator.