Many Non-Government-Organizations have Facebook pages and groups, but very few FB Groups become NGOs.
With a following of over 2000 women worldwide, Where Ladies Talk, founded by Sanue Joseph-Poyotte has made massive strides to becoming a formal woman-centric organization dedicated to empowering, uplifting, motivating and inspiring women.
“In producing The Soup, I found that women needed a place to feel equal. I am relentless in my pursuit to create equality for women but I’m also of the view that we (women) need to see each other as equals first as we demand it from the rest of the world,” says Sanue on her motive for creating the FB Group.
With the formality of an NGO, WLT has instituted a Board of Directors which will assist in facilitating the Group’s mission and growth. The Board of Directors are as follows:
Sanue Joseph Poyotte – Chairperson
When Sanue Joseph accepted the position of Executive Producer of the TV special, “The Soup”, she saw foremost as a gift to herself – a fantastic opportunity to fulfilling her commitment to lifelong learning; it was both a deliberate decision in order to share her 11 years of professional experiences in administrative, marketing and managerial capacities. Regarded as someone with a high level of flexibility, focus and diplomacy, her intention is to always bring to the table, the knowledge and insight gained through her career experiences.
She is presently the Marketing Executive at Calabash TV and also the CEO of Sunny Isle Vacations, which specialises, mainly, in destination weddings. Just when she thought she would finish there, she founded a group that now has over two thousand women all across the globe, uplifting, motivating and inspiring women of all ages.
Maria Fontenelle – Vice-Chairperson
Maria Fontenelle is the Director of Communications and Programmes with the Eastern Caribbean
Alliance for Diversity and Equality (ECADE), of which she is a co-founder. Fontenelle is currently on the executive of Where Ladies Talk and Pride Saint Lucia, of which she was also instrumental in establishing, Grow Well and CiWIL SLu. A lifelong activist, she has and continues to contribute to several other non-government organisations and movements.
Formerly a print journalist, she has over twenty years’ experience, working with Saint Lucia’s oldest and largest newspaper, The Voice, before moving into television production and public relations. She works with traditional and new media tools to develop holistic communications strategies for small business and community organisations under the banner of 1000WordsMedia.
Birsha Augustine – Treasurer
Birsha Auguste comes from the community of Garrand, Babonneau and is well known for her activism with youth and the community. She is the President of the New Generation Football Club, Trustee to the Babonneau Youth and Sports Council and a volunteer to the Babonneau Community on a whole. She has continues to serve on numerous clubs and groups in her community and assist in any way she can to ensure that there is always growth and development. Additionally, she has worked in he banking industry for over 19 years and then dove into microfinance. Her passion for finance and community development makes her ideal to serve on the on board of Where Ladies Talk, where she will be responsible for overseeing the finance of the group inclusive of donations, membership fees and fundraising activities to assist with the various charities.
Lanna Giddings- Fulgence – Secretary
Lanna is a 32-year old wife and mother who is currently employed with the Sandals Chain of hotels where she holds the title of Elite Butler. She is currently pursuing a degree in accounting which she plans on using to improve her family’s way of life. Having had a rather minimalistic upbringing has taught her the true value of hard work and dedication above all else, lessons that she brings to her role at WLT.
Erene Charlemagne – Asst. Secretary/ Event Co-ordinator
Erene Charlemagne, is a closet poet and single mom of one son. She is a veteran hospitality worker with experience ranging from hotels to the airline industry. Her dedication to customer service and travel and tourism has led her to engage in pageantry and she is a former Carnival Queen (1984) and Miss Antigua and Jaycees Carnival Queen. Her talents also lend themselves to other aspects of pageantry including being a judge, chaperone and managing a carnival band.
Nesa Constantine-Beaubrun – VP of Business Operations
Nesa Constantine Beaubrun has over 15 years as a Mass Communication expert, specializing in strategic brand and business development. Through her career she has worn several hats within the organizational hierarchy including Marketing and Operations Manager, Public Relations Manager and Brand Trainee Manager. She is the CEO of Constantine Holdings Inc. a company she founded in 2014, specializing in Marketing and Business Development. CHI houses all of her Entrepreneurial enterprises including CHI Relocation Concierge, CHI Retreats, CHI Leisure, and CHI Academy White Hat Technology Solutions.
Melita Ashford – VP of Membership
Entrepreneur/Feminist born in Guyana and resident in Saint Lucia for over 22 years. A wife and mother of two, she is the owner of three small businesses in Saint Lucia. Melita is the Public Relations Officer of SLISBA – Saint Lucia Industrial and Small Business Association, Director of Caribbean Association for small and medium enterprises (CASME)-Jamaica, President of Cafra Guyana and executive on the regional board of CAFRA – Caribbean Association For Feminist Research and Action, the only English speaking member on the Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Health Network in Ecuador (RSMLAC-LACWHN). She is also a member of GNYC- Guyana National Youth Council and LCIF/ Castries Lions Club.
With such a strong coalition of women at the lead, we anticipate formidable accomplishments from WLT.
Members are constantly welcomed and can be facilitated by sending a request to Where Ladies Talk on FaceBook.