I am excited to be here this morning at the launch of WEConnect Jamaica. When Yaneek approached me to give an endorsement, I gave my consent without hesitation, as I am a firm believer in women seeking economic empowerment through entrepreneurship. I don’t have to go very far to see this in action either, as my wife Gillian is among the thousands of female entrepreneurs in the country.
WEConnect’s mission is to empower women business owners to succeed in global markets, while their vision is a world where women business owners have equal opportunity to sell their solutions and create prosperity. Jamaica is the first country in the Caribbean to partner with WEConnect International, which is without a doubt a significant achievement for the country. It is the perfect opportunity for us, as we are populated with a large number of female business owners, who I know will benefit greatly from WEConnect’s vast connections and their ability to connect them to global markets.