Businesswoman Olive Strachan to lead inaugural Ladies of the Caribbean event

The event will draw together a diverse mix of female experts in a range of fields from the region


Entrepreneur Olive Strachan, MBE, has been announced as the keynote speaker and presenter at the inaugural Ladies of the Caribbean event.

The event, which will be held in Curacao during International Women’s Week from March 6-8, 2020,  will draw together a diverse mix of female experts in a range of fields from the region.


During the 3-day conference, Strachan and other female leaders from St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, Curacao, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago will share their best practices and strategies to balance achieving more success with living a happier and more fulfilling life.

After moving to England from Dominica, Strachan established her own Learning and Development Consultancy, Olive Strachan Resources in the 1990s.

She is also recognised as a UKTI North West Export Champion and has worked in over 28 countries, as a Consultant, Executive Coach, L&D Trainer and a Diversity & Inclusion Specialist, helping organisations to develop future leaders to achieve their full potential.

Strachan received an MBE in 2019 for Services to Exports in Professional Business.


She said: “I‘m honoured as a Dominican to receive my MBE and I’m equally honoured and proud to be invited to speak at this unique event and to celebrate  International Women’s Day, alongside some of the region’s most prolific female experts in their field. It will enable the delegates to meet female professionals and entrepreneurs and allow them to collaborate with other businesswomen within the sector.”

The Ladies of the Caribbean event is the brainchild of Leadership Expert Ruth Sinkelar from Suriname. She said: “This conference is uniquely designed to empower women with the tools to help them achieve greater success. Attendees will be able to grow their network in the region, gain insights, and showcase their business.”  

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