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Tuesday, February 27 • 9:30am - 11:30am
Resilience in Business - Panel Discussion: Stories of overcoming adversity in business. Listen to their remarkable survival stories from Hurricane Irma and Maria LIMITED

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This panel discussion on resilience in business will help people as they hear real stories of entrepreneurs who have gone through significant setbacks and adversity in their businesses and how they overcame them. This panel consists of entrepreneurs who have traveled here from the British Virgin Islands. Join us to hear their harrowing stories of surviving Cat 5 Hurricane Irma and Maria, and how they have built their lives and business back. 

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What will I learn?
This panel discussion will focus on...
  • resilience in business
  • overcoming adversity
  • tips and tools for getting back on your feet
  • the audience will hear real stories of entrepreneurs who have gone through major setbacks and overcome them
  • hear the stories of our BVIslander entrepreneurs in Fort Collins for FCSW tell their heroic stories of rebuilding after Hurricane Irma and Maria. 
Our broken moments don't define us, its how we deal with them that does. All entrepreneurs go through difficult times at one point or another while building their businesses. During this panel discussion you will hear real stories from entrepreneurs who have gone through significant set backs and learn about the efforts they made to help overcome them. This panel will feature the entrepreneurs who are here for FCSW from the British Virgin Islands where they will talk about what they faced enduring hurricanes Irma and Maria. 

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Charisse Bowen

Director of Strategic Initatives, Blue Ocean Enterprises
Charisse is currently the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Blue Ocean Enterprises and Director of Forge International in the BVI. As a self-proclaimed entrepreneurial activist, Charisse spends her time helping companies and their founders grow and thrive. She was formerly the... Read More →

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Shey Evans

CEO, Retreat Gelato, Sorbetto & Confections
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Darryl Flanders

CEO, Progressive Ministry Management
Mr. Darryl Flanders is the Founder, CEO and Lead Manager of Progressive Ministry Management based in the British Virgin Islands. Given as a directive from the Kingdom, Progressive Ministry Management was formed based on the ‘#Progression: Forward and Upward’ brand which was the... Read More →
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Kristin Frazer

Founder/Design Director, Trèfle Inc.
Born and raised on the beautiful island of Tortola, British Virgin Islands, Kristin is the third generation in a family of women whose keen eyes for colour and purity of design have always been coupled with a direct sense of fashion-forward style.   In 2008, she birthed her company... Read More →
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Akeem Lennard

Owner and lead artisan, Greencrete BVI
Akeem Lennard is a proud Virgin Islands Entrepreneur and owner of Greencrete BVi. A company that creates unique one of a kind products, from countertops to floors for the modern homeowner, to souvenirs for tourists. All while being environmentally friendly by adding recycled glass... Read More →
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Lenette Lewis

Director, Sageroots Inc
Lenette Lewis is the founder and Master Crafter at Sageroots Inc., a small company, relaunched in 2017, that handcrafts simple, safe and sustainable products for the hair, skin and home. Born and raised in the British Virgin Islands, Lenette fell in love with the environment at... Read More →

Tuesday February 27, 2018 9:30am - 11:30am MST
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