The Women in Leadership Fundraising Gala



M. Ramone Bain Keeper of the Famed” as called by the Washington post arrives in St.  Maarten on Wednesday 10 April 2024 as key note speaker for the Women in Leadership Fundraising Gala to be held on Saturday 14th of April 2024 at the Belair Community Center

Angelique Romou & A Betta Place Foundation, a foundation started with the mission to create a  better place for the people of Sint Maarten through community initiatives that touch and change  the lives of its citizens, in their plight to continue to empower women on Sint Maarten and give  back to the young female generation hosts its second Women in Leadership fundraising Gala on  Saturday April 13, 2024 at the Belair Community Center from 7 pm. 

The Women in Leadership Fundraising Gala is an evening filled with inspirational women, a  group of motivating panelists, guest speakers and female entertainers that will leave the  attendees inspired, and motivated to become all that they have ever dreamed to be. 

Success stories, stories of the never-ending climb and all the good and not good times that lead to  success. Women in attendance can expect great conversation, meaningful discussions,  networking, entertainment and a four-course dinner, all for a very worthy cause. 

The funds raised at this event are all aimed at empowering women and girls, and goes back into  the community towards women-focused initiatives.  

This year the event will raise money for young girls to attend an all-expense paid trip to a  STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) summer program in the US.  This year the focus is on the Arts. 

Therefore, through this Gala, we will be providing young girls on the island, who have an  interest and/or show a raw talent in STEAM, (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, &  Mathematics) to have an opportunity to be exposed to advanced opportunities in the STEAM  field.  

A Betta Place Foundation has fostered a Partnership with Bowie State University and the  Charlotte Brookson Academy of the Performing Arts, so that the girls can travel to Bowie State  University in Maryland from July1-July 10, 2024.  

The students chosen for the Arts will be attending workshops in at least 4 art forms namely:

* Dance 

* Drama 

* Visual Arts (digital media, animations, drawing and painting) 

* Music (instrument, voice, marching band) 

The students will be getting a full-on college experience by sleeping on campus in dorms and  eating in the cafeteria, also part of the experience will be a tour of all national landmarks in  Washington DC. 

All activities will close out with a recital in the Dionne Warwick Theater located on the Bowie  State University campus where students will display all they have learned throughout the week. 

This year’s highlight and keynote speaker is none other than – Ms. Raymone K. Bain, referred to  as “Keeper of the Famed” by the Washington Post. She is the Founder/Chairman, of the  Raymone K. Bain Companies, LLC, she is a Media and Management Strategist, Social Justice  Advocate, Philanthropist and recent recipient of the 2023 President’s Lifetime Achievement  Award, presented by the 46th President of the United States of America, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and  also recipient of the 2016 President’s Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the 44th  President of the United States of America, Barack Obama. 

Ms. Bain is a trailblazer, she is one of the first women in the US to own a sports Management  firm, and the first African-American woman to personally represent professional boxers. 

These included boxing champions: Muhammad Ali, Hector “Macho” Camacho, Marvelous  Marvin Hagler, Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns, and Mike Tyson.  

Ms. Bain was Tennis GOAT, Serena Williams, and the Williams family’s very first publicist and  spokesperson, and represented Ms. Williams in this capacity for over seven years.  In addition to Serena Williams, Ms. Bain also represented sports Hall-of-Famers and All-Stars,  Dominique Wilkins, Dave Parker, Eric Davis, Darryl Strawberry, and Deion Sanders, now an  award-winning college football coach.  

Count the late “King of Pop,” Michael Jackson; Iconic comedian Richard Pryor.  The Estate of Sammy Davis, Jr.; International Award-winning Pop icon Janet Jackson;  12-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/producer, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.  Award-winning television personality and iconic comedian, Steve Harvey; and award-winning,  singing group Boyz II Men, among a long list of her high-profile, legendary, and trailblazing  clients 

Ms. Bain will also be doing a school Tour where she will visit high schools to talk to talk to the  students about the industries of sports and entertainment,  

Important to note is that the Women in Leadership Gala “WILG” event is not only for women in  leadership positions but women who are leading by breaking barriers in their respective areas,  going against the conventional way of thinking and paving the way for others to follow, Women  taking up their role in their households and communities to lead by example.  Last year’s event was a huge success and left women wanting more. As a matter of fact we also  want to encourage men to attend because the men who attended last year were all impressed by  the power and depth of all the women who participated.

This fundraising event is not one to be missed as we empower, inspire and ignite flames for  all women. Call +17215224559 or +17215286006 for tickets and remember the date  Saturday 13 April 2024 at the Belair Community Center.