we look at young women who are charging forward to take on the mantle of leadership passed on by previous generations.
1. Teocah Dove
Teocah Dove has become a familiar name, setting an example of success and leadership after receiving the Queen’s Young Leader Award in 2015.
She is a Chevening Scholar with over 10 years of volunteerism, advocacy and activism experience. She is also one of the first female recipients to have received this award.
Dove has a passion for equal rights and the protection of vulnerable persons in society and holds degrees in Journalism and Public Relations, Media and Communications, and Gender and International Relations.
She has a well-known history of designing, providing technical direction on, and implementing impactful social interventions, empowerment, inclusion and leadership programs, aimed at improving the lives of vulnerable women, children and youth.
2. Dr Marsha Pearce
Writer, cultural theorist and lecturer at the Department of Creative and Festival Arts, UWI St. Augustine, Dr Marsha Pearce focuses on Caribbean culture and its various expressions within society.
Her research interests lie in the fields of contemporary art, mass media, museum studies and practice and conceptualisations of space and place.
She was the 2006 Rhodes Trust Rex Nettleford Cultural Studies Fellow and is Senior Editor and Art Writer for ARC Caribbean Art and Culture Magazine, and has written for numerous local and international publications.
She is also a member of a number of professional networks including the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) – Southern Caribbean Section and the Commonwealth Association of Museums.
3. Nadine Bushell
Bushell is the youngest national District Governor of the International Association Lions Club, leading Sub-District 60A, which comprises Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.
She is one of two female Lions occupying positions of leadership previously reserved for their male counterparts.
Bushell is also Programme Coordinator at CARICOM IMPACS.