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Introducing the inaugural Caribbean POSH ICON WOMAN Awards Young Achiever category!

Introducing the inaugural Caribbean POSH ICON WOMAN Awards Young Achiever category! We are thrilled to invite you to explore and get familiar with all the incredible nominees in this category. These talented individuals have made

Introducing the inaugural Caribbean POSH ICON WOMAN Awards Young Achiever category! We are thrilled to invite you to explore and get familiar with all the incredible nominees in this category. These talented individuals have made significant contributions to the young achiever scene in the Caribbean region. We encourage you to follow them, get to know their work, and join us in celebrating their achievements. Let’s shine a spotlight on these remarkable women who are shaping and enriching the young achievement landscape of the Caribbean.
Join us in St Thomas, United States Virgin Islands on June 28, 2024, at the Harbor 360 in Yacht Haven Grand. For ticket details and more information, make sure to visit our event website. Let’s come together and honor these remarkable women in style!

Maya Nanan

Maya Nanan, a 21-year-old from Trinidad and Tobago. Since her brother’s autism diagnosis, Maya has sought to make Trinidad and Tobago a place that is inclusive of those with autism and other special educational needs. Maya established the powerful ‘Siblings and Friends Network’, which trained a team of over 450+ youth volunteers who advocate for inclusivity. She also does community educational outreach programmes as well as organises events such as Autism Fun Days, Christmas parties and summer camps. Under her leadership, this group not only advocates for opportunities for people with special educational needs but they also fundraise to create and provide these opportunities themselves. Maya established an autism centre, named after her brother Rahul, Rahul’s Clubhouse – an autism friendly space was created for those on the autism spectrum to have access to equal opportunities and to enhance their holistic development and to help them reach their full potential. She is the first Diana Award recipient from Trinidad and Tobago. Currently, she holds the title of Commonwealth Young Person of the Year 2023 & 2024.

Suana Callum

Suana Callum is a internationally published model, CEO of her very own modeling academy, Runway protege, runway, etiquette & pageant coach, makeup artist, owner of her very own fragrance (Influitive), pageant queen, a Car/ Gokart Racer & Executive Director at her very own non profit organization (The Suana Callum Foundation). Suana has made it known that she was/is destined for greatness. With her continued success in the fashion world through her coaching program and media appearances, Suana has solidified herself as a prominent figure in each industry, proving that hard work and passion are key ingredients to achieving greatness.

Julie Jules

A two-time Emmy Award Winning Makeup Artist for Outstanding Makeup for the syndicated television daytime show “The Real,” Julie’s talents continue to grace the world of television and print media daily as a respected celebrity makeup artist in the industry. 

Growing up in Newark, NJ, Julie learned the importance of beauty and strength from her Haitian mother. It was through her mother’s vivid stories about growing up in Haiti that her passion for beauty was born. In order to make her own makeup, her mother used roses, coal, and anything else she could get her hands on. As a result of her mother’s stories, Julie changed the way she defined beauty for herself. The example of her mother working long hours every day to provide the best possible lifestyle was the blueprint for Julie’s success!

She moved to California in 2009 as a senior in high high school and then proceeded on to attend California State University, Long Beach, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in healthcare administration. Julie discovered her true calling after working in the healthcare industry while discovering the wonderful world of makeup artistry. She worked her way into the entertainment industry and found her true calling.

Julie’s determination and amazing talents transformed her into a Hollywood professional makeup artist for print, film, video and television. Julie has worked on television shows such as “The Real”, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”,and with celebrities like Garcelle Beauvais, Vivica A. Fox and Sheryl Lee Ralph! Her artistry has made it possible for her to showcase her makeup transformations for the Emmys, Billboard, BET and MTV Award Shows along with being the Makeup Department Head for the streaming series “Send Help” from the writers of HBO’s “Insecure”. Julie has demonstrated versatility in her skills that made it possible for her to work on Rhianna’s Savage Fenty Vol 2 fashion show. Her work has also been featured on the editorial pages of Harper’s BAZAAR Vietnam and in Vogue magazine.

Through her years of experience Julie has developed her love for story telling and inspiring people into public appearances, hoping to motivate the youth and those struggling with following their dreams. She has been a panelist at the Pan African Film & Arts Festival and advocated for finding your true passion, but knowing in advance it can come with hurdles and how to overcome them.

It is essential to note that none of her success would be possible without the support of her family, friends, clients, and colleagues.

Jenna-Monet Queeley

Jenna-Monet Queeley is a native of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands with roots in St.Kitts & Nevis. Growing up, Jenna-Monet aspired to become a veterinarian, however grew a love for forensics mainly Forensic psychology. In 2019 she graduated from Seminole State

College with her Associates Degree, & more recently will be a soon to be 2024 graduate formally receiving her bachelors of arts degree in Forensic Psychology with a minor in criminology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in NYC. She’s excited to embark on the criminal justice field, studying alongside connoisseurs in her field. While receiving her bachelors degree, she pursued her career in the modeling industry. In her adolescent years, she had always been told that she should be a model, because of her physique and presence on stage.

 In 2016, she decided to pursue a career in the fashion industry. Walking in fashion shows in New York City, St.Thomas, USVI, as well as St.Croix, USVI where she ran for VI Model Of The Year in 2019, walking away as the 2019-2020 VI Model of the Year winner. From there her career propelled, successfully signing with STATE Management NYC. Jenna-Monet has since worked with Tom Ford Beauty, Calvin Klein, Footlocker, Target, MAC Cosmetics, Tommy Hilfiger, Sherri Hill, Cover Girl, Caribbean Posh Magazine, Harpers Bazaar Vietnam and many more well-known brands.She aspires to be viewed not only as a Caribbean model but an international model, because she can do it all.

In working with many reputable brands, she decided to step out and create her own brand. Inspired by her modeling career & her love for makeup, in 2021 she launched her makeup line called Jenna-Monet Beauty; a cosmetics line that is determined to enhance your natural beauty.Jenna-Monet Beauty has since been recognized by Caribbean Posh Magazine, JG Management USVI, Love Flaws Foundation, and has graced its first cover of Off Town Magazine based in the United States in February 2024. Jenna-Monet wanted a cosmetics line that is safe, inclusive, and speaks to everyone.

Although many people shop Jenna-Monét Béauty as way to enhance their beauty, its more than a makeup line. More recently, Jenna-Monét Béauty was the official makeup sponsor in a collaboration with Love Flaws Foundation, in an imperfect perfect photoshoot that highlighted the beauty in women & men who carry emotional and physical scars.

Jenna-Monet Beauty played a role in enhancing the beauty of the models, while observing the transformation of each models demeanor was beautiful, and accented that collaborations such as that one is what Jenna-Monét Béauty stands for, and aspires to do.

It’s not over for Jenna-Monet Queeley, in February 2024, she announced competing for the Miss New York USA 2024 on June 30th, with hopes of propelling her careers even further. Her platform on the Miss NY USA stage will speak to eliminating the unrealistic beauty standards placed on young women in today’s society.

She plans on highlighting Jenna-Monét Béauty’s #IRepresentBeauty movement, aimed to accept all forms of beauty, flaws and all, it’s all accepted under the #IRepresentBeauty movement. She’s been preparing for this competition by studying past Miss USA & Universe winners,analyzing why they were selected over their competitors. In addition, as an ambassador as Miss NY USA & beyond, communication is essential, Jenna-Monet has also been focusing on current events & interview techniques to best stand out during her run. Although this platform is a great way to highlight the #IRepresentBeauty movement,

Jenna-Monet also in turn hopes to be a representation & inspire young women specifically from small islands that big dreams aren’t inevitable and can be attained.

Dannyelle-Jordan Bailey

Dannyelle-Jordan Bailey, a 20-year-old youth activist from Kingston, Jamaica, is deeply committed to addressing pressing issues, particularly the mental health crisis among youths and educational disparities. Graduating from St. Hugh’s High School for Girls with distinction, she excelled academically and led various clubs while honing her expertise in the natural sciences. Recognized as the Valedictorian and Deputy Head Girl, she obtained an Associate’s Degree in the Natural Sciences and earned a full scholarship to pursue Medicine in Cuba starting in September.

Honoured with the Governor General’s Achievement Award for Excellence, she has demonstrated outstanding work in academia, youth advocacy, and leadership, notably as president of the National Secondary Students’ Council. Representing Jamaica as a UNICEF Youth Advocate in New York, she engaged in influential events at the Harvard Club and the United Nations General Assembly’s Mental Health side event.

Additionally, as an I Believe Initiative Ambassador, she aims to leverage Jamaica’s strengths in addressing its challenges. Bailey fervently believes in Gender Equity, demonstrated by her participation in her country’s inaugural all-women’s youth parliamentary sitting.

Currently, as a Researcher Intern at the Real Estate Board/Real Estate Training Institute, she has authored a thoroughly researched paper on developer risks, conducted in-depth research on quantitative risk assessment methods, and collaborated with inspectors to refine assessment tools.

Through all her endeavours, Bailey’s ultimate goal is to persist as a steward for others, uniting her passion for academia, mental wellness, and advocacy to create a more equitable world.

Melissa Pond

Meet Melissa, the co-owner and graphic designer at Mango Media, whose talents extend far beyond the conventional. Armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Melissa boasts a diverse background, spanning 4 years in retail and 5.5 years in sign making. Beyond her professional endeavors, Melissa thrives in planning events and promotions. Notably, her expertise earned her a pivotal role in the marketing department of a prominent beverage distributor in the Virgin Islands, where she served as advertising and events supervisor for 4 years. Collaborating with esteemed brands such as Bacardi, Grey Goose, Hennessy, and Moet, Melissa continues to ignite success at Mango Media through her unwavering passion for design and promotion.

 

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