NWU Establishes Women’s Council

The National Workers Union (NWU) has a women’s council, which last week Friday held its second Women’s Congress under the theme “Celebrating Acts of Courage by Ordinary Women for Gender Equality Even Through Covid-19”.

The event which assumed a hybrid format featured Ms. Sanue Joseph as the keynote speaker.

Joseph is a marketing consultant, founder and chair of ‘Where Ladies Talk’, and executive producer of ‘The Soup’ @ Calabash TV. Ms. Joseph pointed to the grim reality that just as women were beginning to make strides in the workforce Covid-19 came and set us back but she reiterated that woman and girls are determined to continue the fight for equality in spite of the challenges brought about by the virus. She encouraged attendees to empower themselves to be prepared for continued struggle and explained that as small as the steps can be they are worth celebrating.

At this meeting branch representatives were afforded the opportunity to meet the newly appointed Executive Body of the Women’s Council. New Executive Members are as follows;

PresidentKimani PompelisSaint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA)
Vice PresidentLauren St. AngeNational Insurance Corporation (NIC)
SecretaryKaisha JosephNational Insurance & Property Development & Management Co. (NIPRO)
Assistant SecretaryShana LouisySentinel Security Services Ltd.
TreasurerShanta EugeneSt. Lucia Teachers Cooperative Credit Union Limited
Communications OfficerSylli ValcinGOSL – Community Health Aides: Delcer Wellness Centre
Education & Cultural CoordinatorNathalia HippolyteBank of Saint Lucia (BOSL)

The NWU Women’s Council was established on Thursday, 14th September 2017. This is in keeping with the mandate of the leadership of the organization to meet the changing needs of the union’s diverse membership base. Of paramount importance is the participation of female members; the NWU seeks to hear the voice of women representatives from various sectors within the hierarchy of the union structure and maintains that union policies reflect women’s concerns.

Over the coming months the Council will embark on a series of sensitization Webinars coupled with social media challenges that will foster its main objective of empowering women members of the NWU.

The National Workers Union Women’s Council is an organ of the National Workers Union.

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