Women of Influence Awards & Mentorship Celebration
AFETT’s annual observance of International Women’s Day is one of the Association’s signature events and is a much-anticipated ceremony on the Trinidad and Tobago calendar. Every year, AFETT’s Women of Influence Awards & Mentorship Celebration draws a larger attendance and is deemed by all who attend to be a highly stimulating and rewarding experience.
Women of Influence honours local women who have made or are making a positive difference to society.
Proceeds from the event are used to fund its ongoing projects which include the Association’s Women’s Development Fund, REACH Mentorship Programme (also see our REACH Mentorship Programme 2017) and Six Steps to Success.
Award Categories for Women of Influence are:
Social Entrepreneur – those whose trailblazing effort improves the opportunities and quality of life for women generally. This award salutes a woman whose courage and determination to bring to our attention the plight of other human beings - often at a great personal sacrifice, changes the way we think and interact with our world.
Business Pioneer – those who are innovators within the business community. These women have, through their chosen field, become an inspiration to others and have paved the way for women today to achieve and continue to strive forward.
National Spirit – those whose visionary contribution has had a major social impact on our country and environment. These exceptional and selfless women, through changing times and trends, have been true to themselves, maintained their integrity and commanded the respect of their peers.
AFETT Young Female Leader – those aged under 25, who have made significant contributions in terms of effort, time and resources, while demonstrating the AFETT values of Engagement, Empowerment and Transformation
Spirit of AFETT – the award for outstanding members of AFETT.
Each year, the Association invites corporate Trinidad to sponsor students from schools across our twin-island state to attend the event to witness our 2018 Women of Influence receive their awards. This forms part of the event’s Mentorship Celebration.