PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – In follow-up to a divinely inspired spark,  the Honorable Minister Rita Bourne-Gumbs in partnership with Jacqueline Louis, Founder of the “Woman to Woman, Phenomenal Women Radio Program”, and President of the Phenomenal Women Foundation, are proud to present the “Phenomenal Women’s Forum.”  This ground-breaking event is scheduled for Sunday, March 29, 2015 and marks the grand finale of the celebration of Women’s History Month, which is recognized during the month of March. This exclusive celebration will include a “Fancy Hat Competition” and a toast to the 4th Anniversary of the Phenomenal Women program which is broadcast live on SOS Radio 95.9FM every Sunday from 12:30-1:30PM to engage, educate and empower women.  

“The Women’s Forum is an interactive event to bring together women of influence from distinct sectors and organizations throughout the community of St. Maarten/St. Martin. It serves as a platform to discuss pertinent issues affecting women’s socio-economic development, wellness, prosperity and progress. The goal is to develop action points that will drive the necessary changes to build a better and brighter future for our entire community, in solidarity,” shares Minister Bourne.

The ‘Phenomenal Women’s Forum’ is a historic undertaking as it  would be framed around open discussions to develop more cooperation among women to stimulate a stronger collective will and drive towards our common causes. In an effort to propel the agenda of women’s issues, rights and recognition to a higher level, the topics of discussion will include but not limited to: Education, Youth & Adult Education/Training/Professional Development; Healthcare–Insurance, Sports, Active Lifestyles; Spirituality; Youth; Culture; Abuse–Domestic Violence, Rape, Incest, Child Prostitution; Business–Career & Entrepreneurship; Financial Planning; Sexuality–Family Planning, Teenage Pregnancy; Law-Legal Rights and Crime– Prostitution, among other areas of interest.

The event co-partner, Jacqueline Louis further shares the following: “The purpose of the ‘Phenomenal Women’s Forum’ is to tap into the minds, hearts, and souls of women to develop a sense of common understanding, collaboration of personal/professional agendas, and forge a sense of unity. Through working together, women can achieve more, and make a profound impact as business and community leaders. This has been a long-standing vision of our efforts through the Phenomenal Women program. We are truly honored and grateful that Minister Bourne shares in this vision, and has taken the necessary steps towards inspiring and instilling this initiative among local women, which resonates among women worldwide,” states Louis.

The event sponsors include the Ministries of ECYS & VSA, SHEER Restaurant, SOS Radio95.9FM, IMBRACE, and Clara Reyes with the NIA.

For further information, please contact Jacqueline Louis (721) 581-7973 or jacquelinelouis@msn.com