Financial Column “Be Wise in 2012” : Women Leaders In Jamaica

Columnist, Elaine Bryan

ATLANTA – Jamaica’s Prime Minister, The Most Honourable Portia Simpson-Miller won a landslide victory in the general elections held in December 2011.

This first female prime minister is a true Jamaican success story and a great example of my What What What Approach – What you do with what you have determines what you become® Her efforts paid off after stressing her dedicated service to Jamaica of over seventeen years and she is now at the helm of steering our beautiful island as we navigate towards a progressive future.

Hon. PM Portia Simpson-Miller

Women have been financiers and managers of families in Jamaica for decades. Currently there is an increasing trend of Caribbean female leaders and resulting from the recent elections several women have been elected from both the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labor Party (JLP). Now these decision makers will determine the financial success of our beautiful island.

The following eight women won their seats from both the PNP and JLP parties:

– Portia Simpson Miller, PNP – St. Andrew, South Western

– Sharon Abrahams, PNP – St. James, West Central

– Denise Daley, PNP – St. Catherine, Eastern

– Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert, JLP- Trelawny, Southern

– Olivia Grange, JLP – St. Catherine, Central

– Lisa Hanna, PNP – St. Ann, South Eastern

– Natalie Neita-Headley, PNP- St. Catherine, North Central

– Shahine Robinson, JLP – St. Ann, Northwestern

I salute these women leaders as they collaborate with Jamaicans and friends of Jamaica at home and abroad in future initiatives to enhance Jamaica.

My Financial Tip: Take the time to invest in yourself. The best leaders are those who have a track record of success.

Elaine Grant-Bryan – Financial Columnist, Empowerment Speaker, Atlanta Mayor’s Phoenix Award recipient, Leadership Sandy Springs Alumni Council Member, GSCA Counselor of the Year.
Elaine Bryan, Columnist LSS Alumni Council Member

Related Articles

Back to top button