To enhance the empowerment of women, and by extension the community, to effect constructive change by promoting excellence in all aspects of life
POWA was established in January 1997 as a networking and resource group for professional and executive women – independent thinkers, courageous enough to speak out on issues affecting our society. There were over 100 women at the first lunch meeting in January 1997. The first President was Valerie Jeffery.
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
To facilitate personal and professional development of members of the wider community in Antigua & Barbuda ;
To foster entrepreneurial spirit, business acumen and leadership capabilities among women in Antigua & Barbuda;
To assist in the education of our nation's youth;
To lobby for gender sensitive legislation and national policies;
To lobby for improved healthcare and other social services;
To lobby for the inclusion of women at the highest levels of policy formation and decision making: in both the private and public sector.
To achieve our objectives we hold fund raising events throughout the year – so please check the What's New
page for our next dates.
Meetings are now held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Persons interested may contact any member of the executive, or e-mail at the address provided.
To find out more about POWA please visit our website