Caribbean Women in Leadership (CIWiL) Chapter established in SVG

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The Caribbean Women in Leadership (CIWiL) is present in St Vincent and the Grenadines and prepared to ensure women are represented in leadership positions across all sectors in SVG, LoopNewsCaribbean reports.

On November 23, 2020, the following women were elected to the CIWiL SVG National Chapter Executive Committee:

  • Makini Barrow-Chairperson 

  • Alisa Alvis-Vice-Chairperson 

  • Ishcah St Hilaire-Secretary/Coordinator 

  • Shona Quammie –Treasurer 

  • Phylicia Alexander-Lavia- Public Relations Officer  

Women are 49.4 per cent of the population and 40 per cent of the electorate. Before being elected to the Executive Committee, Chapter Chair, Makini Barrow and PRO Phylicia Alexander-Lavia, released Public Service Announcements encouraging the women of St Vincent and the Grenadines to vote in the 2020 November general election with the slogan, “Democracy is better when we participate.”

CIWiL’s Board Coordinator, Nana Oye Hesse-Bayne, said she looks forward to seeing the transformational leadership changes that will take place in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

She added that regionally, work can be done together to advance gender equality and to bridge the gap seen in leadership across the Caribbean.

Speaking on the development via Instagram, Chairperson Makini Barrow said:

Let me introduce our team for Caribbean Women in Leadership, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Chapter (CIWILSVG). It is an extremely proud moment and achievement not just for me but my Country.
CIWILSVG envisions a St. Vincent and the Grenadines characterised by transformational leadership of Vincentian women. It seeks to aid in the participation and representation of females in SVG political and public life by creating a space and community that allows women to grow and be celebrated.
CIWIL is an organisation that continues to place the tools needed to empower us women.
The CIWLSVG team expresses their utmost gratitude for this opportunity to serve a positive impact on Vincentian society through strategies of advocacy, education, training, mentoring and dialogue.
We are looking forward to building a partnership of women empowerment in SVG.

The Caribbean Women in Leadership (CIWiL) is a non-partisan and independent NGO established to monitor and strengthen the work of increasing women’s participation in political and public life the region.
CIWiL is a flagship networking Institute, producing high quality research, documentation, analysis, training and advocacy to advance women’s transformational leadership and increase the number of women in politics,leadership and decision-making at all levels in the Caribbean.