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‘Challenge people but be respectful’ – says Mrs Karia J. Christopher

Karia J. Christopher is expected to lead the discussion on gender balance and equity. Photo: Provided
Touching on the surface of the topic at the launch Mrs Christopher said that she is excited to share on the topic with the young ladies. “I am excited to be able to empower these beautiful young ladies and to tell them not to be afraid of challenges and to challenge anyone there as long as they are respectful,” Photo: VINO
Touching on the surface of the topic at the launch Mrs Christopher said that she is excited to share on the topic with the young ladies. “I am excited to be able to empower these beautiful young ladies and to tell them not to be afraid of challenges and to challenge anyone there as long as they are respectful,” Photo: VINO
The seminar is said to be the second of FTM for young women but it is said to be the first that is to be designed in the fashion and format that is set for October 16. Photo: VINO
The seminar is said to be the second of FTM for young women but it is said to be the first that is to be designed in the fashion and format that is set for October 16. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The issue of gender balance continues to be one of debates among the masses of society and when a group of local professionals met with young ladies drawn from the fourth and fifth forms of Secondary Schools they will hear that ‘Yes they too can play with the tanker trucks, wear blue and yes they can wear pants.’

This is a topic for discussion that is expected to be led by Mrs Karia J. Christopher.

“From birth we always know that girls are in pink and boys are in blue and boys get to ride the tanker trucks and girls have the Barbie and it translates to work and we wonder why we as ladies have trouble going to the boardrooms because we are not seen as equals from the very beginning of time,” she said as Follow The Movement (FTM) in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Road Town launched a seminar on September 30, 2014.

The launch took the format of hearing firstly from the promoters of the seminar and also hearing from most of the persons who were selected to inspire the young women who are targeted to attend the seminar come October 16, 2014 as they met in the Eileene Parsons Auditorium at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC).

Touching on the surface of the topic at the launch Mrs Christopher said that she is excited to share on the topic with the young ladies. “I am excited to be able to empower these beautiful young ladies and to tell them not to be afraid of challenges and to challenge anyone there as long as they are respectful,” she said.

“So yes I am a lady, I inspire the youths but also know that we are here to be equal. We can be the next Premier, the next President of the United States; we can be the next ambassador for the UN (United Nations).

The seminar is said to be the second of FTM for young women but it is said to be the first that is to be designed in the fashion and format that is set for October 16, 2014.

 

31 Responses to “‘Challenge people but be respectful’ – says Mrs Karia J. Christopher ”

  • yes (03/10/2014, 09:54) Like (10) Dislike (8) Reply
    Girl Karia you on a roll now. So very very proud of you. Stay focused and keep it positive. God bless.
  • xxxxxxxx (03/10/2014, 09:55) Like (9) Dislike (12) Reply
    so much want -to beess
    • Typical Tola (03/10/2014, 10:31) Like (17) Dislike (3) Reply
      The seminar is about positivity and empowering young ladies and there you go with your negativity. Why don't you speak up and be a beacon of light. Oh I forgot, you can only sit behind a computer and spew garbage. Keep up the good works Karia. Let the haters keep moving!
    • fish (03/10/2014, 15:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You could say that again and they just not ready!
  • careful (03/10/2014, 09:59) Like (10) Dislike (6) Reply
    B----k Penn careful now. Karia doing great things. I suggest you work with her and do so well. With both of you together Trade must shine.
  • Yep (03/10/2014, 10:06) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    I was there at the launch and trust me she was spot on. Out of all the presenters she will be one of the best at the seminar. Good choice Craig.
  • pat (03/10/2014, 10:55) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
    this is great. I remember the dept of gender affairs which didn't get much respect from the good ol' boys club. But look at all the strong women involved with the country? maybe a new spot light should be put on accomplishments instead of how one looks and dresses. Put principle above personalities, stay objective, kind, respectful while clarifying statements in support of women's issues. Teach politicians not to point fingers- but argue their positions. Thank you Karia!
  • ccc (03/10/2014, 11:15) Like (6) Dislike (11) Reply
    She is empty
  • mother hen (03/10/2014, 12:44) Like (3) Dislike (33) Reply
    tell the young people the truth we can't survive here with a full time job under the NDP so the nice words can't feed us - That is; if we get a job?

  • Iron (03/10/2014, 14:02) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    Kaaaaaaria, congratulations on the work you are doing. That pic of you is much too "lightened"

  • Trowel (03/10/2014, 14:05) Like (7) Dislike (7) Reply
    My gawd! That's alot of plaster on her slab....less is more in makeup ladies!
  • Awesome (03/10/2014, 14:50) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Excellent job Karia, keep striving for excellence you motivate me to keep keeping on.
  • good pick (03/10/2014, 15:44) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    Craig boy this is a good pick, I like her a lot. She is an excellent speaker.
  • Rotary (03/10/2014, 15:56) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Meanwhile two Rotary clubs doing the same thing.... but I guess it all for a good cause.
  • FIRE (03/10/2014, 16:10) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    This girl is on Fire!!!!! Love it! This is your season Karia.
  • good thing (03/10/2014, 16:13) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    She is the new head of St. Georges Secondary PTA and is already extremely impressive. Excellent choice!
  • Sun Tan (03/10/2014, 18:42) Like (2) Dislike (8) Reply
    I know. This sister is blacker than me
    • Guiding Light (04/10/2014, 01:27) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      You (sun tan) and Iron need to go and stick you finger down your throat and vomit up you all ignorance, what does the colour of her skin has to do with anything. Stop hating and see the positive she is going to bring to the table. We want our young ladies to be strong independent respected powerhouses that can speak elequently and carry themselves with the pride and dignity of a strong BVIslander female. It needs more professional BVI women to step forward and guide our young ladies to success. Karia don't mind the hater you be the beacon you are and shine your light for all to see.
      • @ guiding light (04/10/2014, 07:33) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
        Bam! Tell them....People always take the focus off of the real issue and look at superficial nonsense. This young lady is on the rise, she continues to do exceptionally well. She is a powerhouse speaker with a cheery, fun demenour. Great things will continue to happen for her. Proud of you Mrs. Christophet, motivate the masses!
      • Sun Tan (04/10/2014, 08:52) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
        YOU SEE IT IS PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO NEED TO SHUT THE HELL UP IAM PROUD TO BE BLACK NATURAL BEAUTY SHE NEDD TO BE HER SELF AND STOP TRYING TO LOOK LIKE THAT PALE COLOR YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.
        • Guiding Light (04/10/2014, 11:28) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
          Tisk Tisk SunTan unbelievable I'm searchless to the ignorance , we can all see that it is the lighting from the photograph why her complexion looks light , I see Mrs. Christopher almost every day and she does not look like that. She is a worm confident strong woman and that's all that matters, she could be orange for all I care it's what's inside that's most important, don't be judging the book by its cover, shame on you.
  • Lovely (03/10/2014, 19:57) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Karia you always do an excellent job. Keep doing what you do.
  • Excellent (04/10/2014, 06:15) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    I saw this promo on TV and Mrs Christopher nails it every time. Excellent speaker, extremely poised and super talented.
  • expatriot (04/10/2014, 08:44) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Have always found the women of the BVI at the helm in society. Many seemingly strong and successful businessmen are guided by their intelligent and wise wives or girlfriends, who often look after the family budget.
    If you want to do business with Tortola man, first go speak to his wife!
  • Why (04/10/2014, 19:43) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    I forgot my bottle of bleach on the super market counter man I VEX
    • Silly Rabbit (04/10/2014, 22:41) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
      Clearly you trying to be funny. Any sane person can see that's the flash in the pic. I just saw Karia tonight and she looks exactly the same. Look at the second pic, taken an the press conference she looks the same there too. People just like talk hog wash. Btw if she did lighten her skin, it's hers to do as she pleases.
  • attendance (06/10/2014, 11:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Can the general public attend?


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