PURPOSE OF THE SUMMIT AND THEME
LAUNCHING ON APRIL 10, 2023
“Income inequality in the Caribbean remains high, despite significant progress the region has made in reducing poverty over the past few years. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) [World Bank Group] works to foster inclusive growth, boost innovation, and strengthen regional integration.”
SUMMIT ON PAY EQUALITY
FOR CARIBBEAN-BASED WOMEN
to be held during
NATIONAL BUSINESS WOMEN WEEK
OCTOBER 17-20, 2023
LINING UP PRESENTERS, SPONSORS AND GOVERNMENT MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT
"THE 3rd ANNUAL VIRTUAL SUMMIT ON
EQUAL PAY FOR CARIBBEAN-BASED WOMEN"
The Summit is an open invitation to every government and non-governmental organization with interests to address income equality for women in the Caribbean island-nations, Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
Working in concert with the their (Caribbean) National Strategic Plans, as that which is encouraged by the United Nations, Item #5/#10, Corporate Strategists Corporation hopes to listen and assist with useful insights in moving the compass forward. Ideally, rather than saying what has to be done, it is an opportunity to build mutual growth initiatives.
There are so many wonderful advances that have been made, but as with all things, more can be set in motion. Two areas in particular, relates to installing programs that monitors minimum wages scales, and the other having external sources that can address and identify when disparities are present.
The countries that are have all-ready in place specific objectives (agenda endeavors) set forth in these countries (island-nations National Strategic Development Plans), discussed with participants in the conference to assist their already-in-place agendas
This is not only to introduce new ideas per se, but to align with special, attainable goals.
PROPOSED AGENDA -- This initiative's agenda will target Non-Traditional and High Growth Industries presentations from interested public-private partnerships, that will define what are these industries, and what parameters could be considered vital to realization of the set goals.
INITIATIVE ANNOUNCEMENT LAUNCH -- The announcement date commemorates International Women's Day first meeting on March 19, 1911 -- wherein participants will meet from both public and private sectors, are able to present highlights of the new initiative is focused on economic development for women in the Caribbean, and in an attempt to align with continuous organizations, who would welcome any assistance Corporate Strategists Corporation is able to provide.
First Summit Launched Was 110 Years To The Date | March 19, 2021
SPREAD THE WORD . . . REGISTER AND JOIN IN THE DISCUSSION
VIRTUAL SUMMIT OCTOBER 17-20, 2023
So Much More To Plan . . .
The Summit's agenda will provide dialogue on what can be done to enhance awareness of equal pay (disparity) for women in the Caribbean. The agenda becomes important as we explore best practices, highlighting new dynamics, as more companies are outsourcing services in call centers, in high-growth industries that require the same skills sets for both genders, but are predominantly paying women . The world-over seems to be experiencing similar barriers; concentration on the Caribbean only hopes to shine a brighter light for region.
WORKSHOPS -- Announcements Forthcoming
SAVE THE DATE!!
Much To Discuss
| Speakers Lining Up |
Topics Being Developed
PIONEERS OF "THE SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS, '93
On October 8, 1993, former-President Bill Clinton sent his entourage of three, and contacted and requested additional staff of the economic development arm, from Florida to attend the first semblance of a summit regarding the status of the Caribbean: Caribbean Business Development Summit, ’93 was hosted, the Keynote Speaker was to be the Late-Ron Brown, US Secretary of Commerce; the Late Lauton Chiles, Governor of Florida, had an emergency meeting and Mr. Wilbur Hawkins, Deputy Secretary of Commerce, came to the event in his stead. Shortly after the event, Mr. Brown called and asked that we meet on his way from Cartagena, Colombia.
This was the onset of the annually held, The Summit of the Americas on Economic Development for the Americas -- South, Central, Caraibean. History is about to repeat itself!
The topic was about the announcement of the Summit of the Americas, which our company had pioneered. Suffice this to say, we remain indebted to Mr. Clinton for assisting us in the inaugural event, which has become one of the most renowned annual event regarding business development for the region.
-- Income Inequality --
Majority of the Caribbean island-nations governments have provided insights on their plans toward productivity improvement for their sovereignty. These are, on the average, called National Strategic Plans. It is with knowledge of the communication instruments that this initiative is predicated.
What would be the outcome for additional input on how USAID, IDA and other funding resources can be accessed for gender-gap feasibility studies and enforcement alternatives?
ALIGNED WITH CARIBBEAN ISLAND-NATIONS
NATIONAL STRATEGIC PLANS
(As of the Writing of the Information)
Caribbean Population 2021: 43,735,525
Approximately 30 to 50 percent of African-Caribbean families are headed by a female (Jamaica: 33.8%; Barbados: 42.9%; Grenada: 45.3%) (Massiah 1982). It is estimated that 60 percent of children grow up in two-parent homes, and 30 percent live in households where they are raised exclusively by their mothers. This is just one of the many world-recognized organizations who are aligned with diffusing information regarding this mission -- (Read more . . . . Caribbean Family Structure)
Each National Strategic Plan can be found on the official government websites; each of these documents has prioritized women-gender equality, and programs are in place to execute goals. One alternative that could be encouraged, relates to creating incentives via training, exposure, and specific actions that will goad women into high-paying skill-sets that will, over time, enhance income levels. One method is to target non-traditional and high growth industries that would be best fitted to each indigenous society.
MOVING GREATNESS INTO SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES
IT’S A NEW DAWN, A NEW DAY, AND HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL!
The initiative relates to a long-term endeavor, to be actualized over a 4- to 5-year time frame. Ideally, CSC will be working with the private and public sectors, (e.g., IDA funding, colleges and universities, etc.), if the goals are to be actualized. The Inaugural Summit will be followed by the second phase to be held June 22-23, 2022 event wherein specific plans and checklists will be established, and hopefully, align with long-term objectives and goals.
The Proclamation is our way of starting the itemization of “The Summit” agenda's goals, objectives, and mission. The key presenters will be able to provide insight on specific areas listed in the Proclamation.
Join Us In Moving Forward At . . .
Virtual Summit on Caribbean Women Economic Development"
THE SUMMIT'S LEARNING OUTCOMES
(Subject Matter And Tentative Agenda)
Mission Statement for "Summit on Caribbean Women Economic Development"
Overview: World Bank, IDA, IFC, UN Initiatives
Definition of Non-Traditional Industries | Advanced Mfg.
Definition of High-Growth Industries | Non-Profit Health Care
Gender Inequality Across The Caribbean
Strategic Developments Plans Implementation Strategies
Action Plans for Enforcing The Established Goals
Registered Participants to Attend Certifications and Professional Continuing Education Unit Workshops on Negotiation Skills, Mediation/Dispute Resolution, Confidence Building