Amazing Woman's Day
Amazing Woman's Day, an international celebration of the power, achievement and influence of women on their society, has been brought to Jamaica for the first time.
Conceptualised in March 2001 by, American, Marsh Engle, a transformational coach and author, the celebrations will take the form of an, "International Women's Exchange through a conference and award ceremony!" stated a press release.
"Being an amazing woman is not something you all have to become, you are all already amazing women," said Marsh Engel at the launch of the event on February 18.
Engel explained that women who pioneer in their professional fields and community endeavours are some of the women who are celebrated.
"Stand taller on that stage, whatever that stage is," Engel said.
Subhadra Bowman executive producer of Amazing Woman's Day Jamaica also emphasised the strength of the average woman in achieving dreams.
"Anything you can dream, you can manifest," Bowman said.
The half-day conference, which will be held on March 27, will feature female leaders (local and international), entrepreneurs and success experts who will impart knowledge and motivate women from all walks of life to create a better life for themselves, their communities and, by extension, the world.
This will be followed by an awards banquet on March 28 where 38 women will be awarded for their impact on the country. They will fall into three categories: Pioneer, Ambassadors and Grassroots. Thirteen pioneers, who have already been selected, include high achievers and public figures. Twenty ambassadors will be chosen from a group of upwardly mobile women from corporate Jamaica, small business owners, transformational arts industry players, sporting personalities, service clubs and cultural organisations. Thirty-five women will be selected for the grassroots category. They will include those who have impacted local communities through the church, schools, service clubs, cultural organisations, among others.
A media campaign will inform individuals how they can nominate and vote for individuals in the last two categories.
Ten similar celebrations will take place worldwide this year. Jamaica will have the second celebration, after the first in Toronto, Canada.
The conference will cost US$50 per person and the banquet US$100 per person. Both events will be held at the Hilton Hotel, Kingston, the diamond sponsor for the event.