Int’l female leaders headline Woman Ignite Success Summit 2023
The WISS team strikes gold at the launch of the second annual Woman Ignite Success Summit 2023 (#WISS2023). Conference founder Keneshia Nooks-Blake (centre in red) is joined by a jubilant team of event planners (from left) Osheen Jarrett, Bianca Hislop, Dayna Wallace, Romona Geohaghan, Caprial Barnett, Kris-Ann Hewitt, and Nicole Osbourne.

AFTER a powerful launch of the Woman Ignite Success Summit earlier this year, plans are in full motion to stage the second summit as an exclusive, in-person experience at Kingston's exquisite AC Hotel under the theme 'Activate'. The event, which is scheduled for next January 27 -28, has attracted over 15 local and international speakers and music ministers including Ghanaian-born Dr Jackie Greene, who is wife to American gospel musician and Pastor Travis Greene.

Other speakers include author and business consultant Dr Joan Wright Good; attorney Rochelle Gapere, high performance coach Natalie Taylor; marriage and family therapist Dr Carla Dunbar; licensed financial advisor and author Deborah Allen; motivational speaker, Evangelist Althea Stoddart, among others.

The two-day event is designed to empower participants in the areas of business, career, entrepreneurship, finance and wealth, blended families, marriage, relationships and physical wellness.

"WISS has gone leaps and bounds since we launched in January. The summit continues to highlight issues that affect women and provides a safe zone for them to become real with each other and themselves," WISS founder and ONEGROUP CEO Keneshia Nooks-Blake explained. "For next year, we have managed to attract at least five speakers from the US, while gaining the attention of a range of local pastors and leaders in business. Our panel of speakers are majority female and the range of topics are very practical; providing guidance for how to succeed in everyday life."

Organisers of WISS have also recently announced the launch of the WAR (women-at-risk) Initiative, which aims to provide ongoing hand-holding and counselling for approximately 18 women who are victims of gender-based violence and abuse, trauma, rape, human trafficking, teenage pregnancy and mental health issues.

"Our foundation works to connect women 18-35 years to their goals for education, employment, financial, mental and physical well-being. Our aim is to provide hope, healing and a firm foundation for young women across Jamaica and throughout the region," Nooks-Blake said.

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