European Union Delegation - Women's networking event
Cathy Risden, Lifestyle Writer
The European Union Delegation (EUD) met on Monday for the fourth time, in a series of activities since November 2012, for its Women's Networking Event (WNE) at the National Gallery of Jamaica. The occasion was to provide an opportunity for networking to young professional women.
The cocktail party attracted guests from the business, government and creative sectors and were given colour-coded name tags and placed into groups. The aim was to ensure greater exchange between participants who had to find a minimum of three persons they did not know and introduce themselves and share a particular initiative they were passionate about.
Ambassador Paola Amadei, head of the EU Delegation in Jamaica, in her address, said one of the group's aims is to empower women to get better education and move to higher positions in society: "When they have a good job, they are less prone to violence," said Amadei.
As part of the evening's proceedings, items from the Made in Jail project - where 20 inmates at the Fort Augusta Adult Correctional Centre make by hand necklaces, bracelets and phone cases - were sold. Proceeds will go towards victims of crimes, inmates and help to maintain the art and craft centre at the prison.