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Mentoring walk at QPS today
T&T will join 56 countries around the world today when it stages the Vital Voices Global and Vital Voices Mentoring Walk in commemoration of International Women’s Day.
The walk, which will be held at 4 pm at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, is an initiative aimed at bringing female mentors and mentees together.
Vital Voices Global and Vital Voices Mentoring Walk representative Nicole Joseph-Chin, in a telephone interview with Sunday Guardian, said the aim of the walk was to heighten that expression “why I consider myself to be a leader.”
She said she had been mentored by many women, both in her family and outside of her family, and she wanted to draw that connection on a wider scale through the mentoring walk.
In fact, she said her first mentor was her mother, Matsy. She described her mother as a special person.
Additionally, she said, “Women as leaders have taken a very important place in society. We are also nurturers in our own rights, we are mothers, homemakers, sisters and from that perspective, we sit in a position where we can actually do more for mentoring young women and girls and moulding the future.”
The Global Mentoring Walk, according to a release from Joseph-Chin, “is an opportunity to highlight the importance of women’s leadership, and to accelerate the impact of women leaders through mentoring.”
Joseph-Chin is appealing to young women and female entrepreneurs who are future leaders to join in the walk to empower and motivate each other.
She said while the event was a mentoring walk to match the mentor with the mentee, there would also be a private session at Ms Brafit Ltd, at 10 Queen’s Park West, to engage female entrepreneurs and girls.
Joseph-Chin said she thought of other locations for the march, but felt that the savannah was the best place because there were many places of women’s leadership such as the Office of the Prime Minister and Scotiabank.
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Vital Voices is the leading non-governmental organisation (NGO) that identifies, trains and empowers emerging women leaders and social entrepreneurs around the globe, enabling them to create a better world.
Vital Voices believes that mentoring is a critical activity to empower women to succeed as leaders and in creating opportunities for women on a local scale.
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