Members Focus - Simone Francis-Whittier
Why did you join AFETT and how long have you been a member
I joined AFETT because I wanted to be a part of an organisation that was focused on assisting women in achieving their goals. I also wanted to be a part of an organisation that is known for fostering meaningful dialogue on women’s issues as well as an Organisation with a proven track record of taking real action and contributing towards the achievement our shared goals.
Why have you maintained your membership? What do you like about being involved in AFETT?
AFETT is like a sisterhood, I have met and continue to meet some amazing women who continue to inspire me. No organisation is perfect, but I sincerely believe that the members of AFETT have their hearts and intentions in the right place. I believe we all learn from each other and grow in the process.
Current and/or past AFETT projects you have been involved in e.g. Suit Me Up, Six Steps, Mentorship programme - you can find some more info on projects at https://www.afett.com/afettprojects to jog the memory.
As part of the research subcommittee I had the opportunity to contribute to the recently concluded dialogue on the national policy on sexual harassment in the workplace as one of AFETT’s representatives.
What would you like to say to encourage other ladies to join AFETT
AFETT is a great place to grow and learn, you’ll meet lots of other like-minded women who you could learn from in all sectors of life.
My Entrepreneurial journey
IndelimeTT Ltd - Artisanal Liqueurs & Cocktails, started in June 2019. It’s a hobby turned business which specializes in specialty liqueurs and cocktails. I never thought I would start my own business but being part of AFETT really helped me to take a leap of faith and start. The other entrepreneurs in AFETT really motivated me to keep pressing ahead to set goals for my business and not to give up. Since I started, I’ve been able to do signature cocktails for an all-inclusive party and corporate events. I’m still growing my business and putting everything in place but I’m moving forward!
About the business
Our liqueurs are made from fresh fruits and vegetables and are absolutely one of a kind! They can be enjoyed alone, in cocktails or even baked goods. Our signature cocktails are made to suit the most discerning palates and preferences. This Christmas season we’re showcasing our special Sorrel-sweet liqueur and our Chai-Coconut Dream Liqueur, which is a delicious alternative to traditional ponche de cream for persons who are allergic to dairy or are vegan. We’re also offering special gift boxes and baskets which would make the perfect Christmas gift for that special someone.
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