SCORES of women intentional about their future and creating wealth recently attended the Boss Lady: Let's Talk Wealth event at the Eden Gardens Wellness Resort & Spa.
The group of women, and a few men, had honest dialogue about money and the future while sharing their experiences, dreams and receiving professional coaching on steps to steer their lives and investments towards financial stability. The scores of attendees also accessed free credit checks by JMMB, along with resources from other companies to assist with their wealth journeys.
The event opened with a presentation from ThrivingDollars.com CEO Kenishia Mais, who spoke to developing the right mindset necessary for the achievement of wealth. The young entrepreneur and financial educator explained that the right mindset, coupled with a suitable method, are the building blocks for growing money. As such she challenged the audience to reflect on their emotions and value perception and spending patterns, all of which affect the management of finances. She then encouraged the group to research investment options to find the most ideal for their individual circumstances.
Research was a similar thread in Paula Roper Bacchas' presentation. A realtor associate with Irie Homes Realty Company Limited, Roper Bacchas warned the group not to attempt investment in real estate without knowledge of the industry. She went on to explain how one could build wealth through real estate.
Closing out the evening was Michelle Sinclair-Doyley, manager, client financial education, JMMB, whose spirited discussion brought patrons through an eye-opening state of affairs. Relating current statistics, Sinclair-Doyley showed the wealth gap between men and women, explaining that the latter are usually more preoccupied in taking care of loved ones than amassing wealth. Through practical steps, she then guided the group through a journey of goal setting, towards securing financial freedom into retirement.
The second event for the brand Boss Lady Ja, organiser and founder Romae Kirton said she was delighted with the response.
“It is said that school teaches knowledge but life requires wisdom, but wisdom is what I seemed to have lacked when I left university, particularly in areas of wealth and money management. I didn't know about having an emergency fund or anything about the stock market or the percentage I needed to have saved to purchase a home — nothing that would really prepare me to create wealth,” Kirton said.
“As I set out on my own wealth creation and financial education journey, it occurred to me that there must be others like myself out there. And so this training session was crafted with persons like that in mind. And I'm glad it delivered. Everyone left armed with knowledge, but more importantly, practical strategies they can apply immediately.”
Boss Lady Ja, launched in May 2017, is a movement to inspire, motivate and offer advice to young Jamaican women. The initiative's goal is to support women through the provision of meaningful content which provokes introspection into all aspects of their lives (health, love, career, social and spiritual).