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We Inspire Women support 'tremendous', says organiser

It was a day of encouragement, new affirmations and personal renewal for many, if not all of the women, who turned out to support and partake in the second staging of the We Inspire Women's brunch yesterday.

Adorned in frilly dresses and eye-catching fascinators — the dress code for the event — the excitement was palpable as eager women waited to enter the Jamaica Pegasus hotel banquet hall for the start of what was considered by many a well-spent day.

An engaging and motivational follow-up to the workshop that was held a day earlier, the brunch saw various women at different stages in their personal and professional lives taking the stage to share stories about their success and the accompanying journey under the collective theme for this year, “As We Rise”.

Patrons praise We Inspire Women Workshop

Cheers, joy, tears and shock were some emotions felt yesterday when scores of women packed the Courtleigh Auditorium for the second staging of the We Inspire Women Workshop.

Held under the theme, 'As We Rise', the women heard motivational speeches from some of Jamaica's most powerful women, including Donna Duncan Scott, group executive director at JMMB; cardiologist at Heart Smart Jamaica Claudine Lewis; head of marketing and corporate communications, Trade Winds Citrus Limited, Marsha Lumley; Naomi Francis, press secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister; Catherine Goodhall, marketing manager, beverages, LASCO; Janice Allen, regional director at the Jamaica Tourist Board; Justice Sonia Bertram Linton, judge of the Supreme Court of Jamaica; and Superintendent of Police and Attorney-at-Law Gladys Brown.

The speakers, some of whom were victims of abuse, connected with the audience and encouraged healing as this rhetoric resonated with a majority of the women who themselves had suffered abuse.

Women urged to dispel misconceptions that hold

Wife of the prime minister, Juliet Holness, is imploring women to dispel misconceptions that prevent them from realising their true potential.

This, she said, includes believing that they cannot attain certain positions because of their gender.

“I think we need to change that script that says that we are low-status women and we are low-status girls. We are often not seen in the way that we should be,” she said.

Holness was addressing the launch of the We inspire Women Workshop and Brunch 2017 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on August 22.

She lamented that while some progress has been made in reversing the dominance of males in the workplace, there is still a long way to go in achieving gender equality.

Holness noted, for example, that 50 per cent of the world's population are women, yet they do not necessarily have access to an equal amount of resources as their male counterparts.

We Inspire Workshop and brunch kicks off in Rose Hall

The We Inspire Women Workshop kick started their activities with an Opulence & Oneness brunch at Iberostar Grande Hotel in Montego Bay on Sunday.

The brunch was held in recognition of the women who will join efforts this year as speakers at We Inspire Women Workshop and Brunch scheduled for the Courtleigh auditorium and Jamaica Pegasus in Kingston on August 26 and 27 respectively.

We Inspire... Girls To Be Strong Women

We Inspire Girls To Be Strong Women is an extension of the initiative We Inspire Women that was staged last August by CEO Cortia Bingham. The thrust of We Inspire Girls To Be Strong Women is to traverse the island and host events of hope in high schools and plant the seed of positive inner conversation that ultimately leads to success and an abundant life. On Tuesday, February 7, the We Inspire team hosted their partners, The Jamaica Observer, Foska Oats, Elle & Vire, Curves, iCool, Lasco Lasoy, Well Teen, Ari Skin Care, Iprint, Blueprint Consulting and Speakers, at an intimate dinner, aptly called We Inspire..IMPACT, at The Courtleigh Hotel & Suites in Kingston.

Cortia Bingham’s inspiration

SHE struts proudly with blonde hair and a radiant yellow blouse, automatically commanding the attention of everyone in the room. Her megawatt smile will soften any heart, and her warm personality pulls you in. Meet Cortia Bingham, the flagship person behind We Inspire Women.

But though she exudes such confidence and strength of character, Bingham tells All Woman that things weren’t always peachy, and it took determination and purpose on her part to break through barriers and chart a successful course in life.

Cocktails With - Cortia Bingham

If it's a must-do party event, chances are you'll bump into trendsetting fashionista Cortia Bingham, the can-do public relations and sponsorship manager at We Inspire Jamaica. Sporting blond tresses, an olive figure-hugging design by Tamia Francis of STUSH, and her neck adorned with a string of pearls, Bingham is making the scene at the Soiree party in Stony Hill. We excuse her from present company to sip champagne and talk being Cortia.