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Fabulous Female - Heneka Watkis-Porter

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I found Mrs. Heneka Watkis-Porter from a social media search for Caribbean Female Leaders.  This vivacious Jamaican entrepreneur and innovator is nothing short of bold, courageous and so approachable.  She encouraged me to reach out and she kept to her word and followed up.  Read about this woman who is the CEO of fashion house PATWA Apparel, podcast host of The Entrepreneurial You, and thought leader.

1.Describe yourself in no more than three sentences, one if it is possible. I’m a motivator whose mission is ‘life transformation through inspiration.
2.Who or What is your greatest motivation?   Or share your ‘why’ that keeps you going. I’m motivated by the experiences I’ve had as a child. Having experienced feelings of low self-esteem, lack of confidence and abuse, that gave me the impetus to want to be great. I’m passionate about living on purpose, making an impact on the lives of others.
3.Share with us what your business is about? Patwa Culcha International, the company that owns Patwa A…

Fabulous Female Update with Shelly-Ann Aqui

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1. A reminder to our readers of who is Shelly-Ann Aqui.

Shelly-Ann Aqui is a wife and proud mother of two beautiful daughters.  She is the founder of the esteemed PRVM Performing Arts Academy in Trinidad and Tobago and the visionary behind the new Savvy Singers Magazine. She is a woman of passion, filled with compassion and set on a mission to transform lives through vocal training, mentorship and life success coaching. Shelly, as she's fondly called in her community, is a certified and experienced international Vocal over seventeen years experience as a Mentor and Life Success Coach to singers.  She continually seeks to increase her knowledge and skills and presently a student at Berkeley University studying to become a Vocal Style Specialist. 

Most recently, her drive to keep her academy growing and relevant led to her being featured at the International Woman’s Success Conference after she completed the Success Mastery Business course July 2017 in Orlando, Florida, USA
She is alwa…

Handle your Business - Be Diligent

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Women of Business, what would you have done in the following situation?

The cashier told her it was $200.00, almost $60.00 more than she had calculated it herself Well, this #womanahbusiness was diligent and politely asked the cashier to re-check her goods. What do you know? Somehow a $12.00 item was scanned in at $65.00.  As I read my friend's post about her experience, it made me think about how I was operating in my own time.  In the business of handling life, we need to be diligent with our money, our time, in our business and in life in general.

A diligent person is careful, conscientious and pays attention to detail.  As a blogger, I am passionate about family, faith and finances and I would like to challenge us to be diligent in these areas.

Family

Like my friend kept check of her grocery budget, it is important for us to keep track of our family's health and wellness. How are the children? How is your spouse? How are we loving and caring for one another? The Bible illus…

Arise & Blossom - Dress for Success Event, my review.

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Does the way you dress say anything about who you truly are?   Many in the audience on Saturday November 11 at the Arise and Blossom Women Organization Dress for Success event  got answers that were worth far more than the entry fee of $30.00 EC dollars and the local fruit drink welcome that was provided by Chillin' Restaurant (the owner, Mrs. Jacqueline Lyttle was a powerful presenter at their inaugural seminar). With fabulous local and regional speakers, the women in attendance were challenged, and encouraged. Let me say right now, I look forward to other Arise and Blossom events, but  on to my review of their most recent event.  The opening treat was a gift for the first woman that would get up and model their outfit, a gift valued at $100.00 from Stylin Chic by Auldine was enough to get the women in attendance settled and full of expectation for the rest of the afternoon.

The first presenter was local Classic Fashionista, Mrs. Jean Johnny-Findlay. Impeccably dressed, she share…

Fabulous Female - Phylicia Bernard

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I connected to this week's Fabulous Female because of one of her Facebook groups. After qualifying for a free one-on-one coaching experience with her (She is truly *fabulous* at what she does), I found out she is a Caribbean queen.  Originally from the South American country of Guyana, Phylicia Bernard is a Personal Stylist and much more! Read her interview with Women of Business, Caribbean. Comment and Share!

1.Describe yourself in no more than three sentences, one if it is possible. I am a bold, innovative, ambitious woman who is completely passionate about what she does and empowering women to show up even more confident in the world.

5 Financial Tips from 5 Fabulous Females. Part 1.

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Dear Women of Business,
I missed you all and am looking forward to interacting on a more regular basis with you.  In my time away, its been all over the news that women are being financially and physically abused. Many are afraid to leave some of their circumstances due to a lack of financial independence.

Too many women in the Caribbean don't have access to financial education and support. Women of Business has decided to share some financial advice given to us by some of our Fabulous Females.  We hope that you are encouraged to keep keeping on. #empowerment #domesticabuseisnotok #keepyourmoneyhoney #earnyourmoneyhoney #womenofbusiness

Kesha George
Editor,
Women of Business, Caribbean

What is the best piece of financial advice you ever got? Answers by Fabulous Females
1. “Your salary should be the seed to start your business’’ from Apostle Vivian Duncan.  - Peridot Webster-Steele of Peri's Plus, Trinidad and Tobago. Read more of her story here.

2. "Diversify your portfolio…

Fabulous Female - Ms. Peridot Webster-Steele

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Mrs. Peridot Webster-Steele is a fun and FABULOUS bundle of energy and joy.  A firm believer that a good fitting bra brings out the best in a woman, she is celebrating her 10th year in the bra industry with her business Peri's Plus.

1.Describe yourself in no more than three sentences, one if it is possible.
A young woman striving to leave a legacy of excellence through her talents.