Sorry Not Sorry: Unapologetically Ambitious – A Super Smash
Cable Bahamas Limited Celebrates its first successful women’s empowerment event.
Cable Bahamas Limited and its group of companies is celebrating a successful inaugural “Sorry Not Sorry” event which was hosted this past Wednesday October 12th. The event entitled “Sorry Not Sorry: Unapologetically Ambitious” was a two-part event featuring guest speaker, Shellye Archambeau, author of ‘Unapologetically Ambitious’ and one of the first African American women to serve as a CEO in Silicon Valley.
Both events were hosted at the Grand Hyatt Convention Centre at Baha Mar. There was a morning session for high school young ladies from a number of different groups including: Junior Achievement, and FEM STEM along with a handful of students from R.M. Bailey, and Windsor Prep. Ms. Lisa Saywer-McCartney the founder of Windsor Prep and the Meridian School was also part of the motivational discussion. The sessions which included inspirational videos, entertainment and giveaways revolved around a dynamic fireside chat featuring both Mrs. Archambeau and Ms. McCartney and hosted by Mrs. Stacy Campbell Marshall.
Attendees of both sessions were gifted copies of Shellye’s book “Unapologetically Ambitious” which served as the theme for the first event in the ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ series. Mrs. Jennifer Basden, Public Relations Manager for Cable Bahamas Limited led the planning committee for the event and expressed her satisfaction with the event. “Earlier this year we started a public conversation about closing gender disparities in the workplace during our Women in Leadership Campaign which we launched on International Women’s Day. Since then we’ve only gained momentum on this platform with initiatives like our High Heels in High Places mentorship program and now Sorry Not Sorry. We were overwhelmed with the response we received from the public on this event and we are extremely pleased with how the event turned out. We are looking forward to many more impactful, engaging and enriching gatherings like this as ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ continues to evolve.”
Mr. Franklyn Butler, CEO of Cable Bahamas Limited noted that the idea for the event was spurred by a chance encounter. “I had the opportunity to meet Shellye very briefly a few years ago at a conference and I heard her story and had the opportunity to read her book. After that I knew I wanted her to come and share with the women in our community. I think her message of determination, commitment, excellence and what’s possible when you receive the support you need is something the women of the Bahamas deserve to partake in. I am incredibly proud of my team for taking my dream and making it a reality. If I’ve learned anything from this experience, it’s that our work has just begun.”