32 Empowering Words Women Should Remember

The speakers at Women in Energy never disappoint. From courageous stories, vulnerable moments and high-energy panels, we thought it was only necessary to share our best moments and key takeaways shared by speakers.

1. "You have the power to stand naked and be 100% who you are." - Kelly Tomblin, CEO of Jamaica Public Service Company Limited

2. "Nothing drains your energy more than comparing yourself to other people."- Nicole Campbell, Founder of AIM Educational Services

3. "The moment you can accept failure, is when you will be able to excel." - Odetta Rockhead-Kerr, Associate Vice President, Sutherland Global Services

4. "Everything you need to know to fulfill your purpose & passion is inside you." - T'shura Gibbs, Regional Director (West), Jamaica Public Service Company Limited

5. "Get happy for you! You can't be happy for you if you don't know yourself" - Natalie Taylor Lue-Fung, Chief Visionary Officer, Wealth Improvement Network

6.  "The glare of the light won't kill you, your eyes will adjust." - Ethnie Miler-Simpson, CEO, Zinergy International Group Ltd.

7. "We weren't born to small up ourselves. We were born to SHINE." - Hon. Olivia 'Babsy' Grange MP, CD, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports

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8. "Never think you've arrived. Remember it's a constant journey of mastery." - Tasha Manley, Chief Compliance Officer, Jamaica National Bank 

Never think you’ve arrived. Remember it’s a constant journey of mastery.
— Tasha Manley

9. "Life isn't guaranteed to be easy for anyone. It doesn't matter where you come from." - Ayisha Richards-McKay, Business Development Manager, Sportsmax Limited

10. "Choose the source of your power wisely." - Tshani Jaja, Marketing Manager, Global Directories

11. "Women who succeed don't acknowledge the 'glass ceiling' they just get things done!" - Sam Abdalla, New Fortress Energy

Women who succeed don’t acknowledge the ‘glass ceiling’ they just get things done!
— Sam Abdalla, New Fortress Energy

12. "Negative thoughts coming at you ... SWERVE!' - Nicole Campbell, Founder of AIM Educational Services

13. "Women must be players, coaches in the game of life. When we choose to participate, the game is played fairly." - Hon. Olivia 'Babsy' Grange MP, CD, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports

14. "In addition to your "to-do list" make a "to-be" list." - Nsombi Jaja, President, Quality Management Consultancy

In addition to your “to-do list” make a “to-be” list.
— - Nsombi Jaja

15. "Don't allow anyone to throw cold water on your dreams - take action." - Nsombi Jaja

16. "You have to be able to dispense positivity in the atmosphere in order to reap positive results." - Chorvelle Johnson

17. " Sometimes it takes a tragic situation for us to realize we have to take care of ourselves." - Winsome Callum, Director of Corporate Communications, Jamaica Public Service Company Limited

18. "We must adapt a holistic mindset." - Dr. Claire Nelson, Founder and President, Institute of Caribbean Studies

Women’s competence will shut up men.
— - Dr. Wayne Henry

19. "If you want something badly, you'll find that power to make it happen." - Lesley Goldwasser, Oscar Winner and Managing Director, GreensLedge

20. "Women's competence will shut up men." - Dr. Wayne Henry, Chairman and Director General, Planning Institute of Jamaica 

21. Don't be afraid to seek help to go where you want to go." - Erica Simmons, CEO of Simble LLC

22. "We cannot embark on this journey alone, we need help." - Rochelle Cameron, VP, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, FLOW

23. "What's the point of life if you have never failed." - Rochelle Cameron, VP, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, FLOW

24. "Make time to nourish your soul" - Camille Facey, Attorney-at-Law, Facey Law

We cannot embark on this journey alone, we need help.
— - Rochelle Cameron, VP, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, FLOW

25. "Economic independence gives you the opportunity to speak truth to power." - Attorney-at-Law, Facey Law

26. "Don't look down on anything you asked to do - grasp it with both hands." - Attorney-at-Law, Facey Law

27. "Honour your choices." - Kelly Tomblin, CEO of Jamaica Public Service Company Limited

28. "Your biggest competitive advantage is having business acumen." - Odette Reynolds, VP, Human Resources and Environmental Health & Safety, Jamaica Energy Partners 

29. "When women come together and have meaningful dialogue, we are powerful." Tishan Lee, Head of Marketing and Research, Jamaica Public Service Company Limited 

30. "There is no set time to find your purpose and passion, it is when you are ready." - Odetta Rockhead-Kerr, Associate Vice President, Sutherland Global Services

31. "Don't belong, participate." - Ingrid Christian-Baker, General Manager, Jamaica Private Power Company

32. "When you are coming out of your comfort zone - you are going to need your tribe." - Rochelle Cameron, VP, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, FLOW

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