Basia Alicia Powell
If you think Part 1 was a movie, well then you need to see or listen to Part 2 of this podcast. The ladies did not hold back, and neither did I. I left this podcast feeling seen. While many of us are happily married, it does not change the fact that we all recognize that a great marriage takes work. No marriage is perfect. However, the big question is , if it is so nice would we want to have a go at it again at this stage of our lives. Take a look at what they had to say about walking down the aisle again. It was juicy. Take a look:
Location ; Bahamas
Paula-Marie Hospedales-Bosland moved to Nassau, Bahamas from Trinidad and Tobago in 2007. She is the mother of two sons, aged 16 and almost 13. Her younger son, Obasi, is on the Autism Spectrum and is functionally non-verbal. Paula’s professional background is in IT and Project Management. She works at Colina Insurance Limited as the Life Operations Business Analyst Manager and the Reinsurance Administration Manager. She is based in Nassau, Bahamas. You can keep up with her on Instagram
Location: Trinidad and Tobago
Cahsan Toussaint- Elbourne is the mother of a 14 year old daughter. She holds an MBA in Marketing Strategy from Howard University and a postgraduate certificate in Product Strategy from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Business. She has worked in London, Washington DC and the Caribbean region in a broad range of industries including banking, telecom, automotive and fast moving consumer goods. Her 24 years of experience includes iconic brands such as Frito Lay, Land Rover, Jaguar, BMW, Mini and Honda. Cahsan loves fashion and her most recent passion project is natural hair. You can follow her on Instagram
Location: Teaneck, New Jersey
Joanne Gadson has over 20 years’ human resources experience in the pharmaceutical, consumer packaged goods, and software industries, holding positions of increasing responsibility during her tenure. Prior to joining WorkStride, she was Senior Director, Human Resources for Antenna Software. Joanne is a strategic business partner with the innate ability to understand high-level business objectives and develop people and culture initiatives that have a positive business impact. She has expertise in the areas of culture, performance management, employee relations, full cycle recruiting across functions, and employee coaching and counseling. Joanne has her BBA in Finance and Banking, with a concentration in Psychology, from Hofstra University.
Location: Tampa, Florida
Maua Mosha Alleyne, a Public Health specialist who is currently serving as a Senior Biostatistician at a pediatric hospital research department, also joins us. She is also a Tanzanian African print designer who uses her passion for African print to change the narrative about Africa. Her work is available on YouTube under “MaAfriStyles”. You can follow her on Instagram
Mrs. Amanda Reifer presided as Head of the Cave Hill Academy of Sport in the UWI Faculty of Sport (2015-2020). She holds a BSc Management and MSc International Management with Distinction from the University of the West Indies, Barbados. She is currently Deputy Dean, International Partnerships and Business Development at the UWI Faculty of Sport and is founder of her own business consultancy, VAR Consulting.
Mrs. Reifer was the architect and driving force behind the establishment of the first academic sports programs at Cave Hill Campus: Certificate in Management and Administration of Sport, BSc Sports Sciences and MSc Sports Sciences degrees. She successfully negotiated the first double degree with the University of New Brunswick, Canada to deliver the MSc Sports Science degree.
She worked with the team to set up the sports science labs for biomechanics and exercise physiology – the first to be established in the Caribbean. These labs are used to deliver the practical component of sports science degrees and also provide testing and analysis services to national and regional teams.
Mrs. Reifer successfully managed sponsorship funds from Sagicor Life Inc. for the Academy of Sport totaling US $1.2 million. These funds have been instrumental propelling the UWI Sports Academy allowing for further investment in state of the art facilities, high tech equipment and pilot programs in the area of sport science. She was a founding committee member of the first Interregional Congress of Caribbean High Performance Sports Centers, held in December 2019, which for the first time brought together English, French and Spanish speaking sports administrators across the Caribbean.
She was the recipient of the Barbados Sports Administrator of the Year Award 2017 and currently sits on the Minister of Sport’s Standing Committee for National Sports Development in Barbados. Mrs. Reifer was a member of the Cricket Committee, Cricket West Indies (CWI) and now serves on the CWI Franchise Review Committee as well as the High Performance Task Force. She was recently selected to the International Cricket Council (ICC) Future Leaders Programme, an initiative to address the under-representation of women at various levels of cricket administration. You can follow her on Instagram