Monique R. Kennedy
Chereese La Vonne Ricketts
Monique R. KennedyMonique R. Kennedy is the Founder of MOKEN Design Studio and the creator of The Thriving Artist, a community for entrepreneurs in the creative industries. On her accompanying podcast she has interviewed guests such as Sandra Glasgow, Award-Winning Director Storm Saulter, Digital Media mogul Nathan Chan, 7 time New York Times Best-Selling Author Lisa Nichols. She is also the leader the TuesdaysTogether, Kingston chapter and an Multi-Award Winning Blogger.Monique was formally trained as a Graphic Designer at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)and she has come up with creative concepts and designs for companies such Barnes & Noble, Twentieth Century Fox, Digicel Jamaica, American Greetings and Red Stripe. In February 2016, she was selected by the Ministry of Science Energy and Technology to be a Design Consultant at the KingstOOn Animation Festival.She lives by a simple principle, live a life that inspires others.
Chereese La Vonne RickettsChereese La-Vonne Ricketts is a Designer and Spoken Word Artiste who describes herself as a free spirit with an empathetic heart. Through her life and career Chereese aims to spread joy and peace by helping other define and express their individual identities. In 2015, as the reigning Miss Jamaica Festival Queen, she launched The eMOTION Movement, a non-profit organisation which exists to bring awareness to Mental Health Issues in Jamaica; encouraging everyday Jamaicans to be more aware of their own mental health and overall well-being, and removing the stigma that Mental Illness carries in Jamaica. This project was supported by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission and the Jamaica Mental Health Advocacy Network. In the spoken word realm, Chereese uses her words to explore concepts of personal identity, spiritual ascension and social unity. Using thought-provoking puns she scratches the surface of reality, pushing her audience deep within themselves, all while maintaining an intoxicating rhythm. In 2015, Chereese was recognized by the Governor-General of Jamaica as a recipient of the Governor-General Achievement Award for Excellence for her work as a mental health advocate, activist and community leader.
Carey-Lee DixonCarey-Lee Dixon describes herself as a visionary and enjoys using her passion for helping others to grow to design purpose-filled lives and careers.Carey-Lee isn’t afraid to dream big and believes in living a life without limits has a passion for living a purposeful life where personal growth, career advancement and women empowerment are passions of hers.In 2012, Carey-Lee founded and introduced For Women to Women which grew from being a blog into a digital resources platform and community designed for purpose-driven, career-oriented and entrepreneurial 20-30-something-year-old women, who want to continually elevate themselves both in their personal and professional lives.Having seen and experienced the benefits of bonding aligning herself with like-minded women, Carey-Lee hopes women will glean from the mission of For Women to Women as she fosters a culture for women to enhance the lives of each other – by exposing women to tools for growth while presenting refreshingly, raw and honest conversations; and shared life experiences and lessons.She has built an engaging offline community through the execution of social gatherings, Mentor Gatherings and Empowerment Brunch which has featured past speakers, Nicole McLaren-Campbell (Founder of AIM Educational Services), Kelly Tomblin (CEO of Jamaica Public Service Company Limited) and Mariam McIntosh-Robinson (CEO of First Global Bank).She has been named Women’s Entrepreneur Day, Jamaica Youth Ambassador for 2015 and Women Economic Forum 2017 Advisory Council Member for Driving the Future through Personal Leadership