Women speak out: We can do it too!

Slo­gans like “The fu­ture is fe­male,” and “Women hold up half the sky,” are just some of the words brand­ed across plac­ards and posters, as women across the globe cel­e­brat­ed In­ter­na­tion­al Women’s Day on March 8.

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Chief of Defence Staff, Rear Admiral Hayden Pritchard, presents Major Leslie Ann McLeod-Mohammed, with an award for 30 years of Colour Service at the Launch of the Chief of Defence Staff's Military Women's Initiative, Hilton Hotel.

Clinical psychologist and consultant for the Military Community Support Service (MCSS) Dr Dianne Douglas said yesterday there is a need to increase the number of women in the Defence Force.

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It was a first! The Na­tion­al Steel Sym­pho­ny or­ches­tra con­duct­ed by Dr Akua Lei­th play­ing both the pres­i­den­tial fan­fare and the na­tion­al an­them at the T&T Olympic Com­mit­tee (TTOC) 24th An­nu­al Awards cer­e­mo­ny at the Ball­room Hy­att Re­gency Ho­tel, Wright­son Road, Port-of-Spain on Sat­ur­day.

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Teniel Campbell

Future is Female awardee Campbell eyes Tokyo –

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Raising women’s participation in the workforce can give a bigger boost to growth than previously thought (photo: Ahrens/Steinbach Projekte/fotogloria/Newscom)

Despite some progress, the gaps in labor force participation between men and women remain large. To take just one example, no advanced or middle-income economy has reduced the gender gap below 7 percentage points.

Read more: Economic Gains from Gender Inclusion: Even Greater than You Thought

Honourable Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Shamfa Cudjoe - Photo credit: Marlon Rouse/TTOC.org

to Open TTOC 2nd Annual Advancing Women in Leadership Forum on Saturday 20th October at National Racquet Sports Centre

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