Saturday, September 2, 2023

We Inspire, a women's wealth, networking, and wellness event organised by Cortia Bingham-McKenzie, experienced its largest turnout yet at Jamaica Pegasus, during last weekend's highly-anticipated series of BZR events. Bingham-McKenzie expressed surprise and gratitude for her platform's growth, emphasising the importance of building a brand with a strong connection to its audience.

The event featured a yearly colour theme, with this year's being purple, and attendees dressed elegantly to match. Bingham-McKenzie explained that this year's theme, 'Purple Reign', signifies women's empowerment and their valuable role in Jamaica.

Page 2 wraps the week with more from the We Inspire Women Wellness Brunch — Purple Reign.

Photos: Garfield Robinson

In StyleAnn-Marie Walters, regional business unit director at Ashley, made it to the occasion in a purple and white look from her wardrobe. Garfield Robinson
Because We Inspire!We Inspire Women CEO Cortia Bingham-McKenzie (centre) faced the Page 2 lensman with this year's guest speakers (from left) Charlenia Snider, founder of Goal Slayers Tribe; managing director of The Face Place Salon and Institute of Aesthetics, Marie Hall-Smith; Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship CEO Lauri-Ann Ainsworth; Honey Bun Limited CEO Michelle Chong; Lifespan Spring Water CEO Nayana Williams; life coach & team-building facilitator, Felecia Williams; model Alyshia Miller Powell; and Michelle-Ann Letman, founder and CEO, PR Belle Media. Garfield Robinson
Glitterific!From left: Junnell Saddler, HR operations manager, Cimpress; Marsha-Lee Morris, HR manager, Cimpress; and Annalisa Sandcroft, national consultant, non-communicable diseases (NCD) at Pan America Health Organization (PAHO), all went for sequins. Garfield Robinson
Doll BehaviourMarketing coordinator at CVM TV Barbie Mudahy (left) rocked a sequinned jumpsuit from Dress The Population while Kera Johnson, assistant accountant, Top Ops LLC, opted for a 'fit from Dashing Boutique. Garfield Robinson
Layering FabHead of The Academy of Bartending, Spirits & Wines and head of marketing at Seprod Dr Debbian Spence-Minott was elegantly styled in Fashion Nova. Garfield Robinson
Picture ThisDr Naima Stennett graced the event in a one-shoulder dress from Dashing Boutique.Garfield Robinson
Like RoyaltyBeautician Angella Chung channelled an Afrocentric royalty look with gold and purple. Here she complemented her locally made gown with gold accessories.Garfield Robinson
Shouldering ThingsWe Inspire Women Brunch keynote speaker Dr Stacy Richards-Kennedy was radiant in a floor-grazing one-shoulder Keneea Linton gown. Garfield Robinson
Printastic!Tyhessia Williams, communications manager, Red Stripe went for a printed dress with complementing shades to purple from Dashing Boutique.Garfield Robinson

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