ON the eve of staging an event intended to bring women together in support of one another, Lashima Virgil’s very own sister needed her support.
Rochelle R Dean has made it her mission to empower all women in business. To this end, she recently hosted a special round table discussion with leading women in business in the Bahamas.
If you ask a dozen people whether they feel lonely or comfortable about spending time alone, there will probably be a dozen different answers. I have found that very few people are comfortable with spending a lot of time alone; most will say they like to or wish they could spend some time alone but on a limited basis. And there are a few who absolutely dislike being alone and need a companion for everything.
You have probably heard many times over about the wish list some women have when considering a life mate. It’s quite common for ladies to have an exact list of what they want. As a matter of fact, when approached holistically, it’s wise. Those whose list is limited to the usual handsome, church-going man with money, however, are usually the first to discover that it was not sufficient to make their marriage work.
Fishing is a tradition very much ingrained in the culture and history of the Bahamas. Yet in 2019, it is an activity and industry and that is still dominated by men. For various reasons, only very few Bahamian women learn how to fish.
Have you written yourself the starring role in your life story? Are you the leading lady or the understudy waiting in the wings? Perhaps your carefully considered choices, although right at the time, have evolved into something different than originally anticipated. Life has a way of “getting in the way” and sending us in a different direction making it necessary to reassess. Are we where we want to be or at least heading in the right direction?
You may know the term ‘Bella Italia’, but LaGrea Higgs is delivering ‘Bella Bahama’. The emerging model made her country proud by being chosen by Vogue’s Italian edition for a special female empowerment themed photo shoot. It is a remarkable accomplishment being featured by such a prestigious and high-end brand, and one that LaGrea is celebrating.
AS the first woman ever to be named the National Baptist Director of Youth, Samantha Cartwright has had her work cut out for her over the last few months, working diligently to positively impact and develop the Bahamas’ youths.
Having worked with young women from all walks of life, Samita Ferguson believes there is a vital need to continuously remind them of their worth and the power they possess.
Charis Simmons-Carey is one of many Bahamian women who in recent years has decided that sticking to their 9 to 5 job was not going to help them achieve their dreams. Armed with innovative ideas, determination, and large helping of faith, they set out to establish themselves as entrepreneurs.
Last week in this column I talked about the significant role older women will take on in the future growth of western economies, both as consumers and providers. Although it is already happening, governments and corporations have failed to acknowledge or take advantage of this. The concept of aging is changing as both men and women in developed nations have a longer life expectancy than ever before. “The Longevity Economy” by Joseph F Coughlin is a factual, easy-to-read and informative analysis, but it seems there is still a long way to go before we get a major shift of the communal psyche to abandon the prejudice and accept this evolution as a modern reality.
It’s been nearly a year since Dominique Gibson received the devastating news that her mother had been killed in a crash during Nassau’s annual Labour Day parade. The tragic accident, she said, robbed her of best friend and biggest cheerleader. While her mom might be gone, the 17-year-old said she is doing everything in her power to still make her proud.
Sharon Ferguson worked a 9-to-5 job for over 20 years. And while she loved her job, she felt a strong desire to be less restricted and more creative.
Among the many roles a good mother plays are those of a nurturer, someone who encourages, a disciplinarian and a multi-tasker.
I am unapologetically making the case for shining the spotlight on older women.