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Bermuda premier to be honored at Bahamas women’s conference

An upcoming women’s conference will be taking bold steps to highlight the work of Caribbean female leaders.

Oyster Publications(Bahamas)Limited has announced that Bermuda Premier Paula A. Cox is the recipient of its 2011 Regional Woman of the Year Award. The award will be presented to Premier Cox during the the Power Awards luncheon of the Women’s Empowerment Summit 2011, to be held on April 27 at the Atlantis Resort.

The Women’s Empowerment Summit, themed”Embrace Your Power”, is a conference hosted by Oyster Publications featuring thought leadership training and motivational activities provided by top women and male leaders reflecting a diversity of backgrounds. Summit speakers will focus on best-in-class global practices and tributes highlighted by a signature luncheon presented in partnership with Royal Bank of Canada. It will showcase gender diversity and honor Cox, who is also Bermuda’s minister of finance, as well as a Bahamian business leader and a female youth leader.

The summit will culminate with a play by Michael Pintard entitled”Women Talk”.

The event provides information and resources to support national partnerships, stimulate intellectual and life changing dialogue, develop future industry leaders, and promote The Bahamas as a world class business services center.

“Our goal this year is to bring more than 400 diverse and distinguished women and 50 young girls together, in collaboration with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Nassau, The Bahamas for the further development of comprehensive programs and services that help advance women’s issues and more importantly, contribute to the overall development of The Bahamas and the Caribbean region,”said Portia Harrigan, managing director of Oyster Publications(Bahamas)Limited in a release on the event.”It is important that as we move forward, that we prepare ourselves, the entire community-men, women and children-must function efficiently and effectively if we are to remain competitive in this evolving global economy.”

The Regional Woman of The Year Award is presented to a woman from the Caribbean region who has made significant and demonstrable contributions to her community throughout her career.

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