Former Miss Trinidad and Tobago Nicole Dyer-Griffith has teamed up with one of the foremost names in fashion in Guyana, Sonia Noel, to introduce her motivational women empowerment series, Oxygen (O2N) with Nicole, to Guyanese women.
Already, the Ministry of Social Protection, Social Cohesion and private sector stakeholders are on board to fund and support the event billed for March 6th in Georgetown.
Noel and Griffith are also being assisted by regional stylist and production designer Richard Young.
With an aim to expand across the Caribbean Region, two motivational series have already been held in Trinidad, designed with women in focus.
The first series billed for Guyana will take on a theme similar to International Women’s Day 2016 and will look to celebrate the achievements of women while also looking to accelerate gender equality.
It seeks to provide a safe space for women to share their experiences, to create an environment for coherence among participants and afford them the opportunity to connect with speakers and to reflect on their personal life.
At a press conference on Thursday, Noel said while gender inequality has improved in Guyana and across the region over the last decade, it was still a pertinent issue that needed attention.
She said side events are also planned to engage school aged children and men.
Meanwhile, Ms. Dyer-Griffith expanded on her concept and was keen to note that the events will be free for participants and the event is expected to capture women from all across the country and socio – economic background.
She said her series is much different from others since it aims to ensure that the boredom of these events become something of the past.
Griffith said she is elated that her vision for women’s networking and women’s liberation, is assuming regional proportions and looks forward earnestly for all the collaborative energy that would be invested in advancing the cause to ensure that the future for girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding.
This initiative comes at a time when Guyana continues to push for gender equality and women’s empowerment.