The Leadership Series 2018
Leading Through Change
The Association of Female Executives successfully hosted the second instalment of its Leadership Series for Women on Sunday May 20, 2018, at the Cascadia Hotel.
Our guests were treated to the pearls of wisdom from our Fab5 women leaders, who included Deputy Commissioner of Police Erla Christopher; AFETT's Founding Member Lara Quentrall-Thomas, Trinidad Weddings Founder Simone Sant-Ghuran, Media Practitioner Golda Lee Bruce, and current AFETT President Charlene Pedro.
These women leaders spoke of their individual journey in Leading Through Change, all unique, but had the same thread of being brave and confident seamlessly woven through all five experiences.
Our participants were thrilled to be up close and personal with these women and further engaged them with one-on-one dialogue.
Thank you to our sponsors, Lieno Innovations, ChoiceHR Limited and Massy Stores.
OUR FAB5: Left to Right - Erla Christopher, Lara Quentrall-Thomas, Charlene Pedro, Simone Sant Ghuran and Golda Lee Bruce.
Simone is the Founder and Managing Director of www.trinidadweddings.com, a wedding website in Trinidad and Tobago which was established in 2004 to provide free resources, advice and information to engaged couples and marketing support to wedding vendors. She was the first female internet entrepreneur in Trinidad and Tobago, and the website was the first of its kind in the country.
Lara is the Founder and Chairman of Regency Recruitment and Resources Limited. She has 25 years experience in Recruitment and Sourcing, of which 21 have been spent running her own firm. As the Chairman, Lara’s role is to develop corporate strategy, build client relationships, negotiate contracts and ensure her staff benefit from a professional and supportive working environment.
Charlene Pedro is the Founder and Managing Director of Conventus Consultinc, where she leads a team of human resource professionals in developing training and performance management solutions for clients. Charlene served on the National Advisory Committee on Non-traditional Skills Training for Women which was charged with developing and supporting specialised technical and vocational education and training to low-income and unskilled women.
DCP Erla Christopher
Deputy Commissioner of Police of Trinidad and Tobago
Mrs. Erla Christopher is one of the female pioneers within the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service holding several titles such as the first female to serve as the Special Reserve Police Adjutant, the second female to head the Special Reserve Branch, and second female to be trained at the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy in the United States of America. These positions were all served with distinction and excellence.
Golda Lee Bruce
Deputy Head of News
Golda Lee is a journalist and news anchor. She is currently the Deputy Head of News at CNC3.
She has reported on almost all aspects of national and regional life and is now the main editor and administrator of the CNC3 newsroom. Golda's practice of journalism is guided by her understanding of the role the media play in Trinidad and Tobago's movement to become a developed society.