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Pledge for Parity

Published:Monday | March 14, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Kim Lee, head of channel marketing at FLOW, embraces Shanique Lancaster following her presentation.
Carol Robertson, director of government, enterprise and IT, shares her story with the students.
FLOW executives share a photo op with students of the Kingston High School after a motivational and mentorship session at the institution last Tuesday.
Kecia Taylor (left), legal and regulatory counsel at FLOW, dispenses nuggets of advice to students.

A 'pledge for parity' was high on the agenda as female executives from telecommunications firm FLOW and CW Business spent last Tuesday afternoon with a group of 40 female students of the Kingston High School in downtown Kingston.

The group included Kim Lee, head of channel marketing; Danielle Savory, public relations officer; Mauleen Haynes, employee relations manager; Danneisha Reynolds, retail sales associate; Tracy-Ann Peynado, sales support executive; Kecia Taylor, legal and regulatory counsel; and Carol Robertson, director of sales, enterprise, government and information technology at C&W Business.

Celebrating International Women's Day 2016, the team spent the session sharing their personal career journey and providing tips for the impressionable teens to chart their own future as successful women.

"It's not where you are coming from" was the recurring theme, as the women discussed the many challenges they have encountered and how they used them as stepping stones.

The group also discussed their roles in shaping the society towards greater equality for women in the workplace, families, and government.

International Women's Day 2016 was celebrated under the theme 'Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality'.