Monthly Archives: July 2014
Three Members of BPW Barbados travelled to Jamaica to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of BPW St. Andrew, a sister club in Jamaica.
Dame Maizie Barker-Welch, Jackie Banfield and Young BPW Member Rashida Beckles joined Regional Coordinator Bessie Hironimus in the festivities, which included a candle-lighting ceremony and a series of events. BPW St. Andrew produced a selection of commemorative pieces to mark the event including books and articles depicting the trials, triumph and journeys of the some of the powerful women that have been part of their organisation. BPW Barbados was especially pleased to have Young BPW Member and Sub-Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean Rashida Beckles along for the proceedings.
BPW Barbados is proud of BPW St. Andrew’s accomplishments and wishes President Monica McNeil many successes to come.
As part of its focus on Women’s Health, BPW Barbados will be hosting a health lecture on Saturday, July 12, 2014, 5 pm at the UWI Open Campus, Pine, St. Michael.
Entitled “Caribbean Women Live Well Now: Know Your Heart”, the session will explore the effects of heart disease in women – the #1 Killer of women. The lecture will be delivered by Dr. Kay Goring, Barbados’ only female Cardiologist.
Coordinator of the event, Nicole Alleyne, who is the Vice President of BPW Barbados and a member of the Standing Health Committee of BPW International, is pleased to offer this free information to the public as part of BPW Barbados’ Health outreach. Ms. Alleyne implored, “women need to know more about their bodies and the effect that chronic non-communicable diseases can have on their lives. We need to know the signs; we need to understand the hereditary factors and lifestyle that exacerbate cardiovascular disease.” Heart Disease affects the productive woman – the working woman and therefore affect the bottomline of companies, of businesses and ultimately the economy. Therefore there is an urgent need to raise awareness, focus on prevention and advocate on ways to mitigate this condition.
BPW Barbados is pleased to partner with Dr. Kay Goring in this public lecture as BPW takes every opportunity to highlight women in various aspects of business. Dr. Goring received her medical degree from the University of the West Indies’ Faculty of Medical Sciences in 1995 and has been in practice for the past 19 years. She spent part of this time in South Carolina where she completed her training and experience at Howard University in Cardiology.
Her return to Barbados offers additional support to the field of Cardiology and further lends to excellent care in Barbados. She currently operates from her private practice in Belleville St. Michael.