Priscilla H. Douglas moderated the first-ever International Women’s [IWF] Bahamas “Intensive” Program 9/19-20 in Nassau over 100 women from the Caribbean enthusiastically participated. Former IWF President Allyson Maynard Gibson and current Nassau President Sonia Brown realized their vision by hosting an “Intensive” leadership event, formerly called Executive Development Roundtables [EDR].
The Intensive included eight sessions and took a deep dive into trust, political leadership, women on boards, agility, and crafting a personal narrative. Mrs. Patricia Minnick, wife of the Prime Minister, a stalwart supporter of women and girls greeted the group. Futurist Edie Weiner began the event with a powerful morning session on innovation. Sonia Brown, IWF member and President of Graphite Engineering welcomed the 100+ women. Dignitaries included The Right Honorable Dame Janet Bostwick, The Provincial Parliament member the Honorable Mitzie Hunter, Former Mayor of Reykjavik and current Senior Advisor to the UN on Women’s Leadership Hanna Birna Kristjansdottir, the 2019 Nelson Mandela Humanitarian “Mother” Pratt and former Attorney General of Bahamas Allyson Maynard Gibson.
In addition to facilitating the two days, Priscilla moderated two panels one on Agility and Curiosity. Featured panelist: Dr. Susan Amat, Executive Director of GEN Accelerates and Irene Arias Hofman, Head of the InterAmerican Develop [IDB] Lab and the second with Anthropologist Nicolette Bethel and Darryl McKissack, President of McKissack & McKissack construction engineering [Smithsonian AA Museum and MLK Memorial].