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JMMB Her Wealth seminar to share keys to financial freedom

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Patria-Kaye Aarons is to share her entrepreneurial journey at the JMMB Her Wealth Inspired Women seminar series.

The JMMB Her Wealth Inspired Women seminar series will tomorrow stage the second event in its series for 2018 under the theme 'Achieving financial independence'.

The discussion, which will get under way at 2:30 p.m. in St Andrew, is relevant against the backdrop that while Jamaica has the highest percentage of women in management globally, with a score of 59.3 per cent, based on an International Labour Organization study, and over 46.4 per cent of households in Jamaica being female-headed, according to the Survey of Living Conditions, achieving financial freedom still remains an unrealised dream for many women.

Research, conducted by the Mona Ageing & Wellness Centre, indicated that women also tend to be less financially secure for the future.

Stephenie Lugg-Lawrence, senior corporate manager, marketing, at JMMB Group explained that they have been deliberate on choosing the topic, as it is realised that many women aspire to achieve financial freedom but needed to be empowered with the right tools and information

"Women need the relevant information so that they can take action and give birth to the many previously shelved ideas that can be the stepping stone to them realising their dreams," Lugg-Lawrence said.

"Additionally, the women who will speak on the occasion were specially selected, because we believe they represent a wide cross section of women - from the woman who is starting over, to the woman who holds down a full-time job and has a business on the side, and the woman who is a successful entrepreneur," she added.

The all-female event will feature a line-up of experts who have 'walked the talk', including communications specialist and entrepreneur Patria-Kaye Aarons, Diana Samuels, chief executive officer of D&L Apparel, who also balances a full-time job, and media personality and self-declared 'Jamaican Girl', Terri-Karelle Reid.

In keeping with this thrust, Aarons will share her journey to entrepreneurship, the challenges and the rewards; Samuels will speak to the juggling act of being a full-time employee, while wearing the hat of 'boss lady'. Reid will use the occasion to engage in a discussion on unearthing one's talent for success and starting over.

Participants will have the opportunity, during the session, to engage in conversation, gain practical pointers and network with other like-minded women, with the aim of being empowered to take charge of their future and chart a path towards financial freedom.

This event forms a part of a series of all-women lifestyle events organised by JMMB Group to complement JMMB Her Wealth, a complete financial packaged solution that includes investments, loans, savings, insurance offerings and a rewards programme.