For over a decade, Tamaisha Eytle has been the catalyst for development within the Caribbean, Canada and India. This mover and shaker is the epitome of Caribbean Citizen, having been born in Guyana, raised in Jamaica and she currently resides in Barbados with her husband, tiny human and dog. A graduate of the Mahindra United World College of India, York University and UWI Cavehill, this multipotentialite has been successful in managing global and regional programmes and funds. Most recently, as the Director of FutureBARBADOS, the Caribbean’s first premiere innovation think tank and incubator hybrid, Tamaisha designed its framework and led implementation, by leveraging the synergy of partners, people and passion/values for true national sustainable transformation.
Tamaisha's expanse of experience includes serving in an executive capacity at the United Nations Development Programme and the Inter American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture as well as the Executive Director of the Barbados Environmental Conservation Trust, Barbados' largest non-governmental environmental fundraiser. She has successfully amassed a wealth of expertise in corporate engagement and multi-sectoral partnerships.
With a diversity of skills in communications, logistics, resource mobilization and project management, Tamaisha has championed innovation in a myriad of areas spanning immigration policy, to civic tech and corporate governance with several notable global organizations.
Founder of the Barbados Association of Muslim Ladies, One Young World Ambassador
Firhaana Bulbulia founded the Barbados Association of Muslim Ladies- a community-based organization promoting the socio-economic and educational advancement of Muslim women and girls in 2010. She holds a Master of Arts from University College London in Education, Gender and International Development and is a trained special education teacher. Firhaana has spent the past 5 years working with the United Nations in varying capacities and is presently serving as a gender and communications consultant and Project Coordinator of U-Report Barbados. She is a Queen's Young Leader, Chevening Scholar and One Young World Ambassador. She is passionate about issues related to minority and women's rights, reparations and social justice. Her experience has led her to work with a number of local, regional and international organisations to advance progress on these issues.
Chief Financial Planner, Money Matters with Melinda
Melinda Peter, author, teacher & financial consultant, from an early age had a particular interest in money.
Businesses are often birthed out of the business owner’s personal experience and it is with her mistakes, knowledge and experience she desires to see others make sound decisions with their money. Melinda sees her role as that of an architect and is committed to the shaping of financial landscapes of men, women, boys, girls, businesses and nations; teaching families and individuals to manage their money and to create wealth.
Melinda is the Chief Financial Planner at Money Matters with Melinda where systematic advice is offered for getting out of debt, saving, investing and building wealth.
Tracy Marshall is an Assurance Partner with EY and brings over 16 years of experience serving clients in the retail, distribution, manufacturing and hotel sectors in Barbados and the OECS. She holds a BSc. degree in Accounting from the University of the West Indies and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA).
A Certified Learning Leader with the EY Caribbean practice, she utilizes her leadership and coaching skills to serve as a counselor and mentor for over 20 employees. Tracy, a practicing member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados since 2016 also serves as a Committee Member of the Accounting and Auditing Standards Committee. She also previously served as a member of the Nominations Committee of ICAB and is currently the Employer Advocate for the recently created Local Chapter of ACCA.
As it relates to her professional philosophy, she believes and practices the words of Maya Angelou, “Nothing will work unless you do!”
She currently serves as the chair of the EY Insider Newsletter Committee, a monthly internal publication showcasing news and focus stories impacting the practice and is also a Trustee of the EY Management Ltd. Pension Plan. Tracy finds balance for all her commitments via her love for yoga and fitness in which she engages at least 3-4 times per week.
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