Mrs. Wescot-Williams told the special gathering of staff that building self-confidence and strengthening the social fabric was a means to narrowing the gender gap. Dr. Swanston emphasized the importance of self-love and self-care as the building blocks to bold actions, reminding women that at times they needed to be selfish and that without self-love/care they could not thrive personally or professionally.
The discussion which was aimed at motivating the audience also allowed the presenters, leaders within their community to reflect on their own lives and achievements. In doing so, they admitted having taken bold actions on numerous occasions, often subconsciously. Those “courageous” and “confident” actions, as Mrs. Wescot-Williams dubbed them, dramatically shaped their lives.
The event was planned by an organizing committee comprising of, P. Abdul-Hamid, G. Marlin, N. Smith, A. Dijkhoffz, J. Spencer and L. Clarke. PR Consultant, Claudine Williams and CIBC moderator Jimmy Challenger also contributed to the success of the event.