2018 6th Annual Conference, "Sky's the Limit." 

Highlights from a successful conference. 

On Saturday, July 31st, over a hundred and sixty women from here, St. John, St. Croix and the British Virgin Islands filled the Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas Ballroom for the “Sky’s the Limit Conference,” sponsored by Women Striving for Success, Incorporated.


This year’s conference goal was to solidify an already strong network of professional and business women after the event of two category five hurricanes, who are economic drivers in their community. The conference also focused on entrepreneurial basics, as well as personal and business finances, stress management and much more. This year’s keynote speaker was Ms. Terrez Thompson, Vice President of Global Supplier Diversity of the Coca-Cola Company.


The women of WSFS, Inc. honored Dina Perry-Malone, Vice President and USVI Market Manager for Retail Banking, which includes management of FirstBank’s retail branches in St Thomas, St Croix and St John as Business Women of the Year. Mrs. Perry-Malone has been an inspiration to women, as well as a staunch supporter of local organizations in our community over the years.


Agenda topics included: “Finding Strength Through Adversity,” presented by Michelle Wood, of Comcast/NBC Universal; “Changing Your Mindset to Achieve Your Dreams,” by author/Ted X speaker Joanne Walters; “The Definitive Guide to Separating Business and Personal Finances,” presented by Laurice Simmonds-Wilson, of Peace Full Solution and Randolph Acquisitions, Inc.; “Stress Management and Work, Life, Balance,” presented by Carolyn Clansy Miller, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist of Ashar Counseling and Psychological Services; “Insight into SBA’s Emerging Leaders Program,” presented by Abbelle Bakr, ICBVI and Co.; and our keynote luncheon speaker Vice President of Global Supplier Diversity of the Coca-Cola Company, Terrez Thompson spoke on “Basic Fundamentals for Entrepreneurs.”


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