AFETT Mentors Future Women Leaders!
Spelman College Mentorship
On December 15, AFETT participated in the Spelman College Executive Mentorship Session and luncheon. Approximately twenty-five female students and ten faculty members came to Trinidad to participate in the initiative organised by the WISDOM Center of the historic college as part of its overseas studies programme.
Several AFETT members hosted the young women, allowing them to observe them at their work places during the morning. Special attention was made to leadership skills and the mentors’ inspiration for their career choices. The young women were also treated to a luncheon. Dr, Gillian Paul, President of COSTAATT, delivered the feature address entitled "Women in Education".
Special thanks goes out to our eight mentors: Cavelle Joseph - NIPDEC; Candice Gray-Bernard - Ministry of Works and Transport; Gita Lee Pack - Port Authority; Magistrate Halcyon Yorke-Young - Judiciary of T&T; Naseema Ali - RBC Financial (Caribbean); Narissa Seegulam - United Nations; Nicole Joseph - Ms. Brafit Ltd; Lisa Faria - Unit Trust, and June Alexis-Matthew - COSTAATT.
Spelman Students enjoy an AFETT Experience
In a year where AFETT continued to make its presence felt through social outreach, we are extending our helping hands to future leaders beyond our shores. On December 15, 2015, for the first time ever, AFETT will be hosting twenty-five students of the Spelman College Overseas Programme. The students and their local mentors will participate in an executive mentorship session. The visiting students will have the opportunity to closely observe female executives in their workplace and to observe their leadership skills and motivations first hand. AFETT is working closely with the Public Affairs Department of the U.S. Embassy to make this day a success.
The Spelman College overseas programme strives to promote student and faculty global awareness. It is hoped that the students will acquire new academic skills and benefit from spiritual and academic reflection throughout their weeklong visit.
Glenda Joseph-Dennis, AFETT’s Research and Public Advocacy Director, explains that participating in the programme will have a lasting positive effect on AFETT as well. Besides providing an important learning experience to future leaders, the partnership will allow us to forge a link with an influential global organisation. In addition, as our members showcase their businesses, we will make a name for AFETT beyond our shores. It will also give us experience in implementing active learning models for female students.
Research & Public Advocacy Director