Gyal Conference 2019

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Blue Lagoon Marina

Ratho Mill

Calliaqua, St Vincent

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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A Business Workshop for Women by Women.

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This two-day workshop hosted by Tereneh Idia from the brand Idia Dega (USA) and Karen Defreitas , the St. Vincent-based brand Soka, will focus on business development for creative Women Entrepreneurs in St. Vincent. Funding for the reverse exchange program has been provided by the U.S.Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs via Meridian

Tereneh will host workshops on customer acquisition and retention as well as brand management.

Also on the agenda are workshops such as 'Pitching your Business', facilitated by Dr. Niyan Fraser of Monelle- Fraser Consulting and 'Social Media and Your Business', facilitated by Ms. Maria Joyette, Director of Operations of the Brand Poshelle.

Facilitators

Tereneh Idia, Creative Director of Idia' Dega, graduated top 10 from the Drexel University LeBow college of Business. She also received her MSci in Fashion Design from Kenyatta University and was a professor at Parsons the New School for Design in NYC and a visiting Scholar on global fashion at Yale- National University of Singapore. Her Brand Idia' Dega is also global as an Eco-design collaboration with OMWA; Ologersaille Maasai Women Artisans and the Beading Wolves of the Oneida- Haudenosaunee Nation.

Tereneh speaks and conducts workshops on issues of sustainability fashion, adornment , global design and creativity . Terenah is a 2018 Artisan Leader selected to attend the inaguaral Nest & Hermes Convening on American Craft in NYC, the 2016 Carol R Brown Creative achievement and the Emerging Artist awarded by the Heinz Endowments .

Dr. Niyan Fraser

Dr. Niyan Fraser, holds a PHD in Management & Commerce with a major in Entrepreneurship from the Tasmanian School of Business & Economics of the University in Tasmania , a MSc in Business Administration with a major in Entrepreneurial Management from the Jonkoping International Business School in Sweden .

He focuses on Business Development , starting his own consultancy agency Monelle- Fraser consultant.

Maria Joyette

Maria Joyette is a digital marketer, brand consultant and creative professional. She’s no stranger to marketing after starting her first profitable business at age 17. After pursuing a BSc Information Technology in Trinidad, Maria migrated and dived into the world of sales and marketing in Toronto, Canada; her experience in marketing comes from 10 years of hands-on experience. 

She's nurtured new companies during their inception and incubation phase, as well as guiding well-seasoned businesses through strategies designed to increase profit potential. Her years as a programmer and computer technician, coupled with her studies means she understands the core of how digital media works; how hardware and software interface with web technologies to create unique customer experiences. Her years in sales and marketing means that she understands markets and consumer behaviour and can create the best campaigns and growth strategies. 

She prides herself on thinking “outside the box”, leading her strategies with creativity, innovation, and adaptability.

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Blue Lagoon Marina

Ratho Mill

Calliaqua, St Vincent

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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