First Citizens: Women’s Leadership Seminar a success

“A gathering of powerful women mentors imparting wisdom through real talk; just the way mothers and aunts have done for generations”. This is how one attendee described the recently held Cave Hill School of Business Women’s Leadership Seminar. The Seminar, entitled “$ecrets of a $ix Figure Woman” was designed specifically for women who hold leadership […]

By First Citizens

January 14, 2015

“A gathering of powerful women mentors imparting wisdom through real talk; just the way mothers and aunts have done for generations”. This is how one attendee described the recently held Cave Hill School of Business Women’s Leadership Seminar. The Seminar, entitled “$ecrets of a $ix Figure Woman” was designed specifically for women who hold leadership roles in their respective organisations. The event attracted around 100 female business leaders, entrepreneurs and academics.

This year’s Seminar was the second annual Success Showcase organised by the Cave Hill School of Business (CHSB) and First Citizens. The event featured an impressive list of presenters, including Sharon Christopher (Deputy CEO Corporate Administration , First Citizens Group), Carole Eleuthere-Jn Marie (Regional Manager, First Citizens Investment Services Ltd.) and Dr. Jeannine Comma (CEO, CHSB).

First Citizens, the event’s main sponsor is especially pleased with the success of the Seminar. First Citizens is one of the Caribbean’s leading indigenous financial institutions, with operations in Barbados, Costa Rica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Trinidad & Tobago. First Citizens is known to invest heavily in the communities in which it operates. In Barbados, those investments include partnerships, financial investments and sponsorships in a number of areas, including music, sports, education and culture. In particular, First Citizens is well-known for supporting events such as the NCF’s Bridgetown by Night, First Citizens Pan Fusion showcase, and The Barbados National Trust’s Great Train Hike.

Commenting on the success of the Seminar, Sharon Christopher noted that First Citizens’ involvement sends a strong signal of the organisation’s commitment to developing the social landscape and economic environment in which it operates. “This year’s CHSB Women’s Conference was a rare opportunity to share the diverse knowledge of a group of high level, female executives from the Caribbean,” she said. “It was a pleasure for First Citizens to be involved in an initiative that is taking a proactive approach to advancing the personal and professional well-being of women throughout the region.”

Ms. Christopher said that First Citizens is committed to working closely with Cave Hill School of Business on future projects, and with other organisations to further develop the strong community of female Barbadian leaders.

First Citizens

In August 2012, First Citizens acquired Butterfield Bank Barbados Limited. With this acquisition, the Butterfield Bank was changed to First Citizens Barbados. First Citizens has 5 branches in Barbados located in the following areas: Bridgetown; Collymore Rock, St. Michael; Worthing, Christ Church; Sargeant's Village, Christ Church and Somerley Banking Centre, Christ Church.