Women's Week 2019

Women of faith,
hope & love

'A night with Drea Recap'
A Night with Drea Kelly

Did you miss ‘A Night with Drea’? Ms. Drea Kelly— Passionate about women empowerment and advocacy in any form. A true feminist and a god fearing woman of grace. Cracked but not broken.💖 The event was indeed a Dream. After all, there’s no DREAm without DREA. Here’s the recap!✨

Posted by Gender Affairs Anguilla on Thursday, March 14, 2019
Meet the

Women's Week 2019


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Charissa Ann-Busby

Woman of Faith

Charissa is an inspiration not only to women in her family, but also to her friends and to a wide section of women in the community...

With the death of her young daughter, she has still lived with faith in God and is able to inspire women to have strong faith, trust in God, and always support others.

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Jackie Harrigan

Woman of Hope

Jackie’s mother was tragically killed and her father was arrested for the murder. At the age of 13, she adjusted to having an adopted mother but at...

18, she had to learn to survive on her own. Some days after paying bills very little was left and then she became unemployed. She always kept hope in God and soon received a scholarship from UWI Open Campus and employment to pursue her dreams of Social Work. Today she is always bubbly and her hope in God keeps her going.

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Latoya Hobbs-Nurse

Woman of Faith

Latoya is the daughter of a Cashier and a Mason and was repositioned by God for greatness. Fascinated with the law but an introvert, no one in...

her family had ever gone to University. Her faith outweighed every negative and she enrolled in law school without any money. Through divine favour she completed her courses and is a lawyer today because of a “Crazy Faith” in God and His true promises.

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Margaret Augustus

Woman of Faith

Nurse Margaret Augustus, affectionately called Megs, is a strong and selfless woman with a deep and abiding faith in God and love for others...

She cooks her special blend of soup for the sick and always offers words of comfort and hope. She is a nurse by profession and a founding member of the St Augustine‘s Chorale; woven into the fabric that is Anguilla. Her language is love, her message is hope, and her foundation is faith in the Almighty God.

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Maria Webster

Woman of Faith

Maria hails from East End and has held leadership roles throughout the Mount Fortune SDA Church, fostering special interests in Youth Ministry as a pioneer...

of “Children’s Day” at the church. Maria’s home has been a safe haven for many of the youths in her community. She is a Retired Educator who taught for thirty years at both primary and secondary levels. Her faith is displayed by being a supportive friend and seeking to strengthen her relationship with the Lord.

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Marilyn B. Hodge

Woman of Faith

Marilyn has exemplified herself as a woman of faith in the Anguillian community through her Positive Living Series, which includes the radio programmes on...

Radio Anguilla (Positive Living) and (AIM) on Klass FM Radio, a bi-weekly column in the Anguillian Newspaper and the publishing of two inspirational books – Positive Living Volumes 1 and 2.

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Marjorie O. Connor

Woman of Love

Marjorie retired working as the Clerk for the House of Assembly and is now a Sunday School Teacher, Women’s Aglow and Prayer Group Ministry member.

She intentionally seeks out the lost, sick, and hurting and introduces them to the one, hope: Jesus. She has nurtured her family and all her adopted children. Her selfless acts makes her a true woman of God who loves with all her heart, soul and mind.

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Mirabelle West

Woman of Hope

Mirabelle is a very strong woman who possesses admirable qualities and is a true champion of hope for her team and employees of International Wine and Spirits (IWAS).

She supports numerous initiatives and is a firm believer in creating solutions which can help to bring about positive change.

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Sadie Rogers

Woman of Faith

Sadie provides hope and inspiration for ladies in their golden years. Her dreams could have been dashed when her husband of 40 years died suddenly.

She lives with vigour and purpose. She learnt to drive in her late 60s, visits homebound seniors weekly, participates in prison ministry and is learning a new language! Her positive mindset embodies Phil 4:11 “…for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”

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Sandra Hodge

Woman of Love

Sandra rises each morning and stands behind the scripture 'walk by faith, not by sight.' From a young girl she overcame physical challenges, raised 2 children...

as a single parent with a small salary, and pushed forward to start her own business only to be faced with the devastation of Hurricane Irma a few years. Despite it all, she always holds her head high and shows love with a heartwarming smile.”

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Tahirah Banks

Woman of Hope

Tahirah is an incredibly determined and innovative young woman who dreams big and inspires other to do the same. As a team leader, she possesses the qualities of...

pure confidence, optimism and empowers those around her to be their very best selves. This light of hopefulness that is Tahirah, is driven by her artistic passions, faith, entrepreneurial drive and desire to create opportunities for those around her to pursue and live their dreams.

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Tiffany Rogers

Woman of Love

Tiffany has a love for designing, building and creating; working closely with Anguilla’s Department of Youth and Culture GET Set entrepreneurship programme and creating...

“Just Imagine Designs.” Her love for the work she does, for her family, her careers and for helping Anguilla to become better is who she is.

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Tracelyn Hamilton

Woman of Faith

Teacher Tracelyn is an inspiration to the staff at the Adrian T. Hazell Primary School. She has a deep love for God, belief in what...

He is capable of doing and instills confidence in teachers to achieve anything they put their minds to. After Hurricane Irma, destroyed the school, she had faith that “this too shall pass” and the school was soon back on its feet in no time. Teacher Tracelyn is an awesome woman of faith.

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Vondel Adams

Woman of Love

Vondel is the mother of three beautiful children, two of whom are challenged. Her son is mute autistic and encounters severe seizures yet she loves him immensely.

Her eldest daughter was born prematurely but is brilliant. She teaches them to be warm, happy, loving and inseparable, learning to care for each other with an unbroken bond. These three children continue to bloom because of a woman who loves unconditionally.

Take a look at our Calendar for

Women's Week 2019!

  • "Hat's & Heels"
  • "A Night With Drea"
  • "Launch of the “I AM"
  • "Woman 2 Woman”
  • "Int'l Women's Day”
  • " Social Solutions”
  • "Closing Church Service”
  • Sunday, March 3rd, 2019
    Time: 11:30am "Hats & Heels": Event details

    Brunch at CuisinArt Resort & Spa Ballroom.
    USD $70.00 per ticket.

    Location: Cuisinart Resort & Spa Ballroom.
  • Monday, March 4th 2019
    Time: 7:00 - 9:30pm "A Night With Drea": Event Details

    A Night with Drea” at CuisinArt Resort & Spa Ballroom.
    Cocktail Reception to follow.
    $45 USD per ticket.

    Purchase tickets at The Ministry of Social Development & ACOCI

    Location : Cuisinart Resort & Spa Ballroom
  • Tuesday, March 5th 2019
    "Launch of the "I AM" Group": Event Details

    (Inspiring Anguilla’s Mothers) Women’s Group” in partnership with Dr. Olufunmike Devonish-Banks.

  • Thursday, March 7th 2019
    Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm "Woman 2 Woman": Event Details

    Sex and Sexuality Forum at Tea Box Lounge. In partnership with the National Chronic Disease Unit, Mrs. Twyla Bradshaw-Richardson.

    Location: Tea Box Lounge
  • Friday, March 8th 2019
    Time: 6:30pm "International Women’s Day Reception.": Event Details

    His Excellency, Governor Tim Foy’s International Women’s Day Reception.
    By invitation only.

  • Saturday, March 9th 2019
    Time: 9:00am "Social Solutions Radio Programme": Event Details

    Social Solutions Radio Programme on Radio Anguilla hosted by Pastor Philip Gumbs. Topic: “Women of Faith, Hope and Love” featuring Women’s Week 2019 honourees.

  • Sunday, March 10th 2019
    Time: 10:00am "Closing Church Service": Event Details

    Closing Church service in celebration of Women’s Week 2019

    Location: Kingdom Gospel Global Outreach Ministries


Men's Week 2018

June 15 - 23, 2018


  • Shernika Connor

    Other Sponsors Include:

  • Bennie’s Travel & Tours,
  • Patsy’s Car Rental,
  • ABC Supplies.