St Kitts and Nevis: PM Terrance Drew addresses BPW gala, lauds their achievements

Dr Terrance Drew, addressed the gala hosted in honour of the Business and Professional women in North America and the Caribbean

The Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Terrance Drew, addressed the gala hosted in honour of the Business and Professional women in North America and the Caribbean on January 14, 2023. He took to his social media to express his pride in delivering his remarks at the occasion.

The theme of the gala was “BPW MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER – STRONGER”.

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The Prime Minister noted in his social media post that this is the first time in the organization’s almost 100-year history that Eastern Caribbean has hosted such an event. Accordingly, the prime minister expressed gratitude as the BPW chose St Kitts and Nevis to host the event.

Prime Minister Dr Terrance Drew stated that he admires and applauds the Business and Professional Women organization’s efforts for the progress made over the years. They have worked hard to promote women’s business, professional, and leadership potential. The organization has done this through education, mentoring, advocacy, networking, capacity building, and economic empowerment programs and projects across the globe.

Further, the Prime Minister noted that Members like Dawne Williams (who hails from St Kitts and Nevis), and the lead for the region, are testimony to the efficacy and prestige of your organization.

Dr Terrance Drew noted that the theme suggests improvement, advancement, and progress. According to him, Women in business bring diversity, fostering creativity and innovation.

Meanwhile, The Prime Minister noted that Women excel at the soft skills needed for business leaders effortlessly. Accordingly, he believes that it is important involve more women in the decision-making process. He noted that this is not just applicable at the corporate level but also in Government.

The prime Minister confessed that he regards himself as an advocate for gender parity, so he feels honoured to be associated with this organization and what it stands for. He added that St Kitts and Nevis proudly boast of having a parliament that consists of 47% women and exemplification of what it means to commit to gender equity. Prime Minister Drew confessed that he is very proud of this move initiated by his Government.

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Our Government’s commitment towards gender parity is also apparent in our appointments to boards of Government Entities and  the Civil Service. He reiterated that the Government had given women equal opportunity to work in the highest advisory & technical positions. He noted that it is critical as the advancement of women is the advancement of all of us.

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