CIWiL Antigua and Barbuda National Chapter Executive Elections


The Caribbean Women in Leadership (CIWiL) is pleased to announce the establishment of the CIWiL Antigua and Barbuda National Chapter on 8 September, 2020. Antigua and Barbuda is the 4th National Chapter established in the Caribbean.


The CIWiL Antigua and Barbuda National Chapter Executive comprises:

¾    Janice Sutherland – Chairperson

¾    Senator Bakesha Francis-James – Vice-Chairperson

¾    Marian Barbara Hesse Merchant – Secretary/ Coordinator

¾    Calisha Spencer – Treasurer

¾    Chaneil Imhoff – Public Relations Officer

CIWiL President Lady A. Anande Trotman-Joseph, in welcoming the executive, extended “congratulations to all the sisters who have stepped up to be part of Team Antigua and Barbuda. We commend and salute you on this journey of transformational leadership joining women across our region. You have our solidarity and support. Know that there are other women just like you with very similar stories all wanting better for our sisters across the region. I welcome you to this movement of women.”


CIWiL has active national chapters in St Kitts and Nevis, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and Trinidad and TobagoNational Chapters across the region aim to:

1.     implement projects/ initiatives that advance women’s transformational leadership;

2.     broaden perspectives on women’s political participation with a view to addressing biases and removing obstacles to leadership;

3.     facilitate inclusive, strong community-level engagement and foster allyship with men to advance women’s leadership; and

4.     build partnerships across political and professional lines toward the common aim of eliminating gender inequality.


CIWiL invites interested women to connect with us and visit our website at


CIWiL remains committed to women leaders and aspiring women leaders as we work toward women’s equality in leadership throughout the region.

Caribbean Women in Leadership (CIWiL) is a non-partisan and independent organization, established to monitor and strengthen the work of increasing women’s leadership, decision-making and political participation in the region through advocacy, networking, research and capacity building.


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  1. Come on GUYS! This is no time to expose your own insecurities! It goes without saying that women are natural horn leaders, in the home, in the classroom, in any workplace free of artificial impediments, in business, in government. Men play an equally important SUPPORTING role.
    Of course these women must know of the intuitive power of the female. They can discern fraudulent personalities more easily than the men and generally do not support such qualities among women. So, allow this new, emerging female group to get going. Offer congratulations and support where/when they are due. There are so many women-issues that need to be addressed. On the other hand, should they prove to be merely a resurrected version of POWA, then they are very likely to suffer a similar fate.

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