March 8 marked International Women’s Day. A global day of celebration and recognition of women in all spheres of life, the Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago (BATT), in conjunction with the Association of Female Executives of Trinidad and Tobago (AFETT), co-hosted 150 women, men and students to an awards and mentorship function.
Reflecting on this year’s theme, Balance for Better, the morning was enlightened by a diverse and distinguished panel of guests, men and women, who spoke to the experience and reality of their roles as leader, parent, knowledge-sharer, mentor.
Bringing welcome remarks on behalf of BATT, Mr. Nigel Romano, was joined at the event by the Honourable Ayanna Webster-Roy, Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Mrs. Sharon Rowley, attorney-at-law and wife of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley, Ms. Karen Darbasie, Vice President, BATT, Mrs. Yolande Agard-Simmons, President, AFETT and Mr. Brian Lewis, President, Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee.
The speakers brought inspiring testimonies that nourished the spirit and intellect of our audience, encouraging our women and men to stay true to their values and strive to become agents of positive change.
BATT congratulates AFETT for investing energy and resources to a generation of young women to lead themselves and others well with grace, character and competence.