Haitian Ladies Weekend

Igniting Our Power 2022

Washington, DC  |  October 7-9, 2022

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What to Expect

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COMMUNITY

Women arrive seeking to build professional collaboration, gain supportive circles and strong desires to seek mentors and mentor others

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CULTURE

Over three days, members live the shared Haitian culture and pride that has sustained their ambitions and continue to propel them forward as women of Haitian descent

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EMPOWERMENT

Women leave feeling a sense of their own power and a desire to continue leaning into this network of similarly minded sisters who share their drive

Keynote Speakers

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Michèle Duvivier
Pierre-Louis

‍President of FOKAL

2022 Saturday Symposium
Keynote Speaker

Michele Duvivier Pierre-Louis became Prime Minister of Haiti in September 2008. While Prime Minister, she also served as Minister of Justice and Public Security.

Upon leaving office in November 2009, Pierre-Louis resumed her activities at the Open Society Foundations–Haiti she created in 1995 under the name Fondation Connaissance et Liberté – FOKAL. She is now FOKAL’s President, coordinating special projects in Sustainable Development, Higher Education and National Heritage with an emphasis on human rights and gender justice. She is also a professor at Université Quisqueya, Haïti.

Michaëlle Jean

Former Governor General, Commander-in-Chief of Canada

2022 Sunday Keynote Speaker

The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean is the former 27th Governor General, Commander-in-Chief of Canada, sworn in September 27, 2005, for a five-year mandate. On October 1st, 2010, the United Nations immediately called on her to become UNESCO Special Envoy to support reconstruction efforts in Haiti. From 2011 to 2014, Michaëlle Jean also served as Chancellor of the University of Ottawa, where her offices as UNESCO Special Envoy were hosted. Seasoned stateswoman and diplomat, her voice is gifted with the power to convene everywhere in the multilateral sphere, in every UN forum, from New York to Geneva, all the way to the Security Council, as well as within the European Union, the European Parliament, the OECD, the African Union.

Michaelle Jean

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2022 Speakers

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Swanellie Paulin

Financial Advisor and Limited Partner at Edward Jones

2022 Haitian Ladies Weekend speaker Regine Francois Williams

E. Regine Francois Williams

Founder and Managing Partner at Francois Williams Legal LLC

2022 Haitian Ladies Weekend speaker Regine Theodat

Regine Théodat

Creative Strategist, Taste Maker & Innovator, and Co-Owner of Myabél S.A.

2022 Haitian Ladies Weekend speaker Jasmine Desire

Naed Jasmine Desire

Founding Member, Kafou Lespwa

2022 Haitian Ladies Weekend speaker Rosy Auguste Ducena

Rosy Auguste Ducena

Avocate, Responsable de Programmes au Réseau National de Défense des Droits Humains (RNDDH)

2022 Haitian Ladies Weekend speaker Emmanuela Douyon

Emmanuela Douyon

Founder of POLICITÉ

2022 Haitian Ladies Weekend speaker Daniele Jean-Pierre

Daniele Jean-Pierre

Co-Founder, ORO Financial

2022 Haitian Ladies Weekend speaker Carmelle Cadet

Carmelle Cadet

Founder and CEO of EMTECH

2022 Haitian Ladies Weekend speaker Maureen Murat

Maureen Murat

Principal, Crowdie Advisor

2022 Haitian Ladies Weekend speaker Genevieve Leveille

Genevieve Leveille

CEO & Principal Founder, AgriLedger

2022 Haitian Ladies Weekend speaker Stacey Samuel

Stacey Samuel

Executive Producer/CEO, Ground-To-Sky Media

2022 Haitian Ladies Weekend speaker Martine St Victor

Martine St-Victor

General Manager at Edelman Montréal

2022 Haitian Ladies Weekend speaker Sandra Lajoie

Sandra Lajoie

Vice President, Entertainment Unscripted Communications NBCUniversal

2022 Haitian Ladies Weekend speaker Tamara Guerrin Barrau

Tamara Guérin Barrau

Vice President of Caribbean Bottling Company (CBC)

2022 Haitian Ladies Weekend speaker Magalie Laguerre Wilkenson

Magalie Laguerre Wilkinson

Vice President News Programming at Nickelodeon + Executive Producer, Nick News

YveCar Momperousse

YveCar Momperousse

CEO & Founder, Kreyol Essence, LLC

Emeline Michel

Emeline Michel

Singer/Songwriter, Queen of Creole Music

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Martine Theodore

Apothecary

Marjorie Valbrun

Marjorie Valbrun

Managing Editor

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Louise Bijoux

Membre de cabinet du Ministre de l'Education. Nationale et de la Formation Professionnelle (MENFP)

2022 Performers

The Cultural Collective

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Malou Beavoir

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Linda Francois

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Raphaelle Elisabeth Francois

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Riva Nyri Précil

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James Germain

Musical Accompaniment:
Guitarist: Monvelyno Alexis, Bassist: Yves Boyer, Drummers: Smith Dorzile, Blanc Ernst Junior, Emmanuel Kisley and Jean Guy Rene.

Thank You to Our Sponsors and Partners

Testimonials

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Love the event!

I just love the event and enjoy the company of these wonderful women

Natalie R.
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Well organized!

First conference in large gathering in 2 years. well organized - networking with Haitian sisters and good message. The size of the group was perfect, intimate and allowed for connections to be made and networking.

Yolette
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Loved the content!

Loved the content. I was educated, entertained, and felt I had a strong connection and was refreshed especially to the yoga session.

Pascalie B.
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Left ignited!

I was already excited and looking forward to attend the event and left definitely ignited.

LMonfred
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Empowering!

This was the most empowering experience in my life. Seen so much talent, brain, loving, caring beautiful sister from the motherland made me feel 10 feet tall. I left Sunday feeling that I can do anything I put my mind to.

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Amazing!

The content and activities were amazing especially the opportunity to meet and network with so many Haitian Ladies.

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