In 2016, we published a book about Guyanese women. Today on International Women’s Day we wanted to celebrate the women who were part of that book. The thought-process behind the book was that we wanted to showcase ordinary women leading extraordinary lives and use the book as a way to inspire the next generation and force this generation of women to step into their own spotlight and acknowledge their greatness. To do this, we asked each woman three simple questions:
- What is your earliest/most significant memory of Guyana?
- What has been your greatest achievement/proudest moment?
- What words of advice would you give to other Guyanese women?
To say that we were blown away by the responses would be an understatement. The inspirational quotes were insightful and uplifting, and the achievements of these women ranged from overcoming adversity, nurturing children, siblings and other family members to developing businesses and achieving academic success.
To build on the success of this book, we are proud to announce that we are opening calls for contributions to our second book which will be entitled “Women of Kaieteur – strength, grace, and endurance. If you or someone you know want to be profiled in the book, please ask them to send to complete the attached form.
Why not grab a copy of 50 Women: 50 Years from Amazon and help us to continue our good work. All funds raised are used to help women and girls in Guyana.