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Women of substance - Joyce Hewett and Geraldine Hodelin to be honoured

Published:Saturday | November 21, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Professor Geraldine Hodelin to be honoured for her work in technical and vocational education.
Joyce Hewett to be honoured for her work for the advancement of the rights of women and girls.

The Soroptimist International Jamaica, Kingston (SIJK), is to honour Joyce Hewett, outstanding women's advocate, and Professor Geraldine Hodelin, a pioneer in technical and vocational education. Ellen Campbell-Grizzle, president of the SIJK, says the two are to be honoured for their long, dedicated and impactful contribution in their respectful fields.

The women's achievements will be celebrated during the club's 53rd anniversary charter luncheon on November 28, 2015 at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, with management consultant Dr Blossom O'Meally-Nelson as the guest speaker.

The SIJK event falls during the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence leading up to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women under the theme, 'Orange the world: End violence against women and girls'.

Hewett is a well-known international consultant who has advocated for the advancement of the rights of women and girls, while Hodelin, former principal of the University of Technology, had a long and successful career during which she repositioned the teaching of TechVoc education, particularly at the tertiary-education level.

"These women have shown us how to persevere, overcome obstacles and remain steadfast in their purpose to uplift women and girls in meaningful ways. We celebrate their achievements," said Campbell-Grizzle.

According to Campbell-Grizzle, the luncheon will also showcase the extraordinary talent of celebrated performers Rafael Salazar on clarinet, Pauline Salazar (voice), and Stephen Shaw-Naar on piano.