in association with



November 08, 2017


8:00 am - 2:00 pm


The Venetian, Terra Nova All Suites Hotel


Our Mission is to Empower, Celebrate and Support 

Women in Business Worldwide

We're uniting a network of business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, dignitaries, innovators, and change-makers to initiate startups, drive economic expansion, and advance communities worldwide.

In November every year, celebrations are lead in over 144 countries globally by WEDO Ambassadors in recognition of Women's Entrepreneurship Day which is on November 19th.

Since the launch of Women's Entrepreneurship Day as an official day at the United Nations on November 19th, 2014, A. Cecile Watson, WED Ambassador - Jamaica & Caribbean has distinguished the movement by hosting annual events and attracting a network of influencers to empower, celebrate and support women in business at the annual hosting of Women's Entrepreneurship Day here in Jamaica.  Under her lead as Regional Ambassador, WEDO (WED Organization) is represented in the Caribbean in 15 countries and WED's success has been surpassed only by its potential for growth.

We're now positioned to emerge as the largest and most influential business movement in history built to empower women and girls around the world to alleviate poverty,  

Jamaica celebrates this year under the theme:  Turning Point ...it from grit.

Turning Point ...it from grit!

IT ...that thing that lies in all of us and gives us the power to influence and transform the world that we meet.  

We were born with IT and the world fosters many opportunities to bring IT out of us.  But if we’re not careful, IT will be diminished ...worn down by opposition and by our lack of confidence, our doubts & fears.  

Ask a successful entrepreneur how she made it.  

Ask a striving entrepreneur, what keeps her going ...everyday.    

Ask a senior woman in business who has managed to climb the corporate ladder, what keeps her there.   

Ask a woman who advocates for gender equity what keeps her fighting so hard.

Despite how tough it gets, these women are emboldened with RESOLVE to continue to INFLUENCE and TRANSFORM themselves to claim the lives they want & the roles that they were born to play.   That conviction leads them to also birth positive change in the world.  

So how do they do it?  

Join us at WE Summit 2017 & hear their stories.

WE Summit 2017 SPEAKERS

Our Hosts

A. Cecile Watson, WED Ambassador

Int’l speaker, Crowdfunding entrepreneur & C-Suite Operations Leader, Cecile Arms senior Women Leaders & Entrepreneurs for success in business; @watsocec

Thalia Lyn, WED Patron

Co-founder of Island Grill, entrepreneur veteran & philantropist, Thalia (O.D. JP) a wife, mother & grandmother who rocks is also a member of the diplomatic corps and serves on several boards.

Our Keynote Speakers

Flavilla Fongang, Founder - 3 Colours Rule

Branding & Colourology Expert, creative director and serial entrepreneur; also an internationally published brand strategist, motivational speaker & fashion consultant based in London & Paris,

Chris Zacca, Group CEO, Sagicor Jamaica

A captain of industry, engineer, former head of PSOJ and former Chairman of Development Bank of Jamaica and National Health Fund.

HER STORY ...as she lives IT!

Women Founders

Santana Morris, Jamaica Intensive Reading Clinic

CEO of Jamaica Intensive Reading Clinic, motivational speaker, recipient of many awards including the Governor General Achievement Award.

Christelle Harris - Everglades Farms

Hospitality & rum entrepreneur, driven to serve & inspire through inspiring, committed to Jamaica #believingtoachieve #everythingisworkoutable

Michelle A. Smith, Chocolate Dreams

Chocoholic, turn chocolatier. Executive of the JMA, Board Director of Chain of Hope Jamaica & an avid Spinning enthusiast who enjoys a healthy political argument.

Leading Ladies

Sheree Martin. JPSCo Executive

Mom, Wife, @myjpsonline Utility Executive, @IWFGlobal Fellow, Earth Citizen who calls Jamaica home...living to learn and share

Natalie Fearon, PwC Regional Mgr

A focused communications professional who began her career in radio journalism before transitioning to public relations & public education.

Christine Day, Olympic medalist

400 m sprinter, represented Jamaica in 2012 & 2016 Olympic Games in London & Rio and won Bronze and silver in 4x400m relays.  Also 2009, 2013 & 2015 World Championship medalist

TABLE TALK ...A Voice for HER

Sandra Walters-Glasgow, Biz Tactics

Business counsellor, wife, mother and grandma, Sandra has devoted her life’s work to supporting entrepreneurs as a Mentor and Angel Investor

Camille Facey, Pres - Int'l Women's Forum (Jamaica Chapter)

Attorney-at-Law, Board Director, C-suite Executive, Mother, Camille thrives on setting and exceeding audacious goals.

Emma Lewis, Writer & Blogger

Independent blogger, writer, social media activist, with wide-ranging experience in public affairs/communications. Advocate for the environment.

Janice Grant Taffe, Sagicor Executive

Attorney-at-Law & Corporate Secretary

The Program 

GENDER PARITY - A BRAND STRATEGY TO SUSTAIN RELEVANCE Flavilla Fongang, Brand & Colourology Expert

"Empowered women are an important & growing influencer segment."
~ A. Cecile Watson, WED Ambassador, Jamaica


|   Keynotes   |  HER Stories   |  TABLE TALK - A Voice for HER .  |   Founder's Chat   |

Coffee & Tea on arrival |  Coffee break   |  Lunch   | 


You won't want to miss this!


An inspiring, fun, and thought-provoking way to spend your morning. 

 Want to connect with key influencers?

Want to meet more women entrepreneurs?

Want powerful & stirring messages by women of Influence?

Want to join the conversation on growing opportunities for women in business?

Keen to engage with women in business and want them to know, like & trust your offer?  

Want to have a fun morning connecting with your peers, inspiring & being inspired? 


AMAZING stories to inspire from some powerful Influencers!

AUDACIOUS conversations to stir your thinking!

AWESOME networking, in an empowering, celebratory and supporting environment!

Are you in?

Early Bird prices available up to October 25th.


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