WOMEN entrepreneurs have always played an important role in the Bahamian economy, however, for many it is often a challenge to get the necessary exposure for their businesses.
When events like the recent Wise Women Festival come around, these ladies are thankful to have an avenue to promote the companies they are passionate about.
One vendor at last Saturday’s festival, Tish Ward, said this event was where Pop Stop, her handcrafted healthy gourmet popsicle company, initially got its start. She said she sees the annual festival as an opportunity to grow and expand as a young Bahamian businesswoman.
“The feedback has been amazing today and it is wonderful being around such successful women who are empowering other women. There is no greater power than to see a woman support another woman. Going out there in the real world may be difficult and sometimes it’s great when the real world comes to you, makes it a bit more easier,” said Tish.
The festival, held at a private residence, attracted over 120 guests and featured women entrepreneurs who showcased a diverse selection of food, agricultural items, art and handicrafts, healthy lifestyle options and who gave comedic presentations.