Recent Events

 On November 14th, the WLI invited Ambassador Sue Cobb, founder of the WLI in Jamaica to be the guest speaker at the  of WLI 10th Anniversary Awards Banquet:   The banquet program was designed to include the following agenda items :

1.       To celebrate a decade of achievement which has attended the WLI since its formation in Jamaica, that has established us as a well-respected, recognized organization, championing women and children, especially girls.

2.       To honour Past Chairs of WLI

3.       To recognize and honour “WLI Pioneer Sponsors” who have been with us along the journey

4.       To raise a critical sum to help fund a 10th Anniversary Scholarship to a young woman in need to a tertiary institution in Jamaica

5.       To heighten the awareness of the projects of WLI and in particular emphasize the Child Sexual Abuse project

6.       To inspire and encourage corporate Jamaica and individuals, particularly women, to participate in Nation Building through Social Responsibility.

 

 Other recent WLI Events aimed at women’s development/issues include:

 

(1) International Women’s Day (IWD) – For the past two years we have hosted very successful IWD events:

       Luncheon around the 2013 UN theme: “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women”.

       2014 Breakfast in “Salute of Women On Boards”, where we acknowledged public and private sector companies with women on their boards

 

(2) Partnership in 2013 with Mona School of Business and Management (University of the West Indies) and Institute for Gender and Development Studies, Mona Unit; to stage a public lecture by U.S. Ambassador Pamela Bridgewater under the theme “Women’s Leadership: Transforming Self, Community and Country

 

(3) WLI has honoured Jamaican women and non-governmental organizations in the areas of Health, Education, Philanthropy, Volunteerism and the Arts. They include:

 

·         Mrs Michelle Rollins-Co Founder of SOS Children’s Village

·         Mrs Ruby Martin-For her work with the Maxfield Park Children’s Home and the restoration of the Ward Theatre in Downton Kingston

·         Dr.Valerie Facey – For her work with Jamaica Association for the Deaf

·         Prof. Maureen Samms-Vaughn-Chair Early Childhood Foundation

·         Dr. Deanne Ashley – Paediatrician and her work at the Children’s Hospital

·         Mrs Patricia Ramsay – For contribution to the Jamaica Arts and Culture

·         Dr Elizabeth Ward – Chair Violence Prevention Alliance

·         Children First

·         RISE Life Management Services