Two of St. Maarten’s Leading Women Speak At ILOCC | SOUALIGA NEWSDAY

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – On International Women’s Day (March 8), two dynamic women from St. Maarten will be speaking at the very first Inspiring Ladies of the Caribbean Convention. This convention brings together nine (9) speakers from St. Kitts, Suriname, Dominica/England, St. Lucia and St. Maarten.

Kenty Lichtenberg is a Marketer & Branding Strategist with more than 15 years in the industry. In 2016, she became St. Maarten’s First Plus Size Blogger by founding www.keraikreativestyle,com, a platform that she uses to educate and advocate for women and men of all sizes and ethnic groups for “Beauty should have no standards”. Within her first 6 months, she was the first and only internationally recognized by the Curvy Fashionista from the Caribbean. Curvy Fashionista is one of most famous plus size bloggers in the US.

During her journey as a Blogger, she has been able to connect both regionally and internationally being nominated and recently awarded as one of the most dynamic and consistent bloggers By Size Overrated Magazine (Plus Size magazine), Virginia / Hampton based, Faschic Magazine, Plus Mag Magazine, Luxe Kurves Magazine (oh which she is also a content contributor for Fashion & Lifestyle) & “She Caribbean” just to name a few. She has been endorsed by brands like L’oreal Paris, Olay, Pantene,Venus, Aussie Hair, Inglot, Trash By Ronchie (Aruba’s plus size designer and Fashion Icon), T’s Closet, Venus, Secret, Crest, Black UP Cosmetics Caribbean, etc. In 2017 she was granted the Liebster Blogger’s Award, in 2019 Kerai Kreative Style was named one of the top 30 Beauty Bloggers to follow.

“Blogging was always a long term vision for me, which is why I focused on ensuring and acquiring the support of events like Hats & Heels Anguilla, Aruba Curvy Weekend, Network and branding Mixers, collaborations both locally and internationally with women’s organizations that continue to contribute to the uplifting of each other both in business and career wise. This trip would not have been possible for me without the continued support of our business community and partners like Fun Miles, Aussie Hair, Print Express, Produce Wealth Revolution (PWR) Agency and Irresistible Desserts in Curacao.

Ife Badejo, is an entrepreneur and speaker who is an advocate for entrepreneurship and innovation development. Ife, as she is affectionately known as, is also considered to be the Caribbean’s #1 Business Connector, often hosting events to connect entrepreneurs and businesses.  To date she has brought together more than 2000 entrepreneurs and professionals through various branded experiences to help businesses relationships.   Some of her notable awards are  World Changer Award from G.I.F.T.E.D Foundation (2017) and ICN Woman of Global Solutions by i Change Nations (2018) for her commitment to entrepreneurship development as a means to find innovative solutions with significant social impact.  Ife has also been recognized as  one of the top 25 Geniuses to Watch by Gigare Lifestyle Magazine and has been a judge for an international start-up competition in 2019. Most recently, Ife was  invited to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit which was hosted by the governments of the Netherlands and US last year in the Hague.

Ife’s commitment to business development also includes working with corporate teams to increase performance, better take initiatives, and leverage opportunities to set them apart in the market.She frequently travels to other islands to work with teams and empower entrepreneurs with effective strategies to take their businesses to the next level.  Locally, Ife spearheads projects to support entrepreneurship training. 

While in Curacao for the convention, the ladies are collaborating with local entrepreneurs and conduct Kerai’s Kreative Style Signature “Meet & Mingle” Mixer. An intimate space where women will come together to empower and share their various journeys in life. There will be media coverage, sightseeing and of course the primary reason for their simultaneous visit: the convention, for which an invitation is  extended to women Curaçao and neighboring islands.

Both ladies, would like to wish all women and the men that help to support them, a Happy International Women’s Day.

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