Saturdays are for Female Empowerment

There is a beautiful side to Social Media amidst the grime & I don’t mean it’s earning potential. It allows for like minded individuals to connect regardless of their geographic location. One of my favourite Social Media platforms for such a task is What’s App & it is thanks to this messaging service that I discovered the Caribbean Women Honors & Empowerment (CWHE) St. Catherine, Kingston South & Kingston East Chapters  EmpowerHER Chat Series. An associate of mine who is a member of CWHE always shared their flyers in a What’s App Group & I never got the opportunity to attend but for some reason this staging was not going to miss me.

I recently gained a lovely mentee who I am absolutely excited to guide through her formative years. Meeting her gave me the desire to want to be a better person & I thought that the speakers would help me to unearth my own potential which hopefully can help me be a better mentor.

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The program was supposed to start at 2, which I was fretting about because I was super late! It was, however, my lucky day because they were delayed by an hour so when I got to UWI I was right on time!


The first presenter was Sebrina Palmer who spoke about Creating vision boards and Setting realistic goals. Her presentation was engaging and very informative. I learned some new aspects of Vision Boarding and the science behind it.

I had no idea that vision boards were directly related to the brain’s Reticular Activating System (RAS).

[The] reticular activating system (RAS) … is a small group of cells at the base of your brain stem. Its function is to act like a sorting office, evaluating the incoming information and prioritising that information in the form of messages that need your attention.

Source: http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/goals_and_your_reticular_activating_system

 

We were also asked to do a Self Discovery test called the Animal Challenge.

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Sebrina also gave us a Personality Test. My results was ESTP (Extraverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving) which indicates that I am…  “THE ENTREPRENEUR”

ESTPs are full of passion and energy, complemented by a rational, if sometimes distracted, mind. Inspiring, convincing and colorful, they are natural group leaders, pulling everyone along the path less traveled, bringing life and excitement everywhere they go. Putting these qualities to a constructive and rewarding end is ESTPs’ true challenge.

ESTP strengths
Bold
Original
Direct
Sociable

 

ESTP weaknesses
Insensitive
Risk-prone
Unstructured
May Miss the Bigger Picture
Defiant

https://www.16personalities.com/estp-personality

Sebrina Palmer can be contacted via Instagram sebrina_palmer| Facebook Sebrina Palmer


After Sebrina’s  presentation we were given a break before Simone Williams started her presentation on Effective Time Management Skills.

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Listen to me when I say I NEEDED this presentation and Simone did not disappoint at all! Her presentation was engaging and straightforward with very practical advise.

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I have already started employing some of the practical advice she shared.


The final speaker of the evening was Nicole McLaren-Campbell. This was my second time hearing Nicole speak [First Time Here] and it was not disappointing. She did not come with a presentation, instead, she took a seat at the front of the room and engaged the gathering in a conversation. She was real, honest and very entertaining. After her presentation she signed copies of her book Make It Count which I was more than happy about.


Here is a recap video of the day’s presentations:


The event also had a few small businesses on show. Ufortunately I didn’t snap any pictures of their booths but I did follow 2 of the 3 businesses on Instagram so you can check them out too.

Kay K’s Headbands specializes in very cute Headbands and Satin Bonnets. Follow her on Instagram @kayks18

Simantics specializes in beaded jewelry such as necklace, anklets & earrings. Follow her on Instagram @_simantics


I definitely enjoyed the day and got some great advice that I will be passing on to my mentee and friends.


Thank you so much for stopping by

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