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A local artist performs at the fashion show Nicole Miller and Amanda Pullinger pick a raffl e winner while Cassandra Powell looks on “Visiting speakers and guests leave with reinforced positive views of our Island which serves to further raise our profi le 100WHF Global On a global basis, 100WHF has more than 13,000 members in 20 locations and these numbers continue to grow. In 2015, close to $3 million was raised for benefi ciaries, contributing to $38 million raised since 100WHF’s inception in 2001. The organisation’s core mission is to make a difference in their industry and community. 74 CAYMAN FUNDS | 2016 internationally.” Cassandra Powell Michelle Morgan is a senior vice president of Harbour and serves as an independent fund director. She can be contacted at: mmorgan@harbour.ky Four years on “Refl ecting on everything we’ve accomplished, it’s hard to believe we only started four years ago. But then I look at the people involved and it makes sense. There’s a lot of ‘sweat equity’ in this organisation, from our Cayman team but also from our headquarters in New York,” says Samson. Cunningham adds: “This organisation has been great for the Island. We really have the best of both worlds. On a local scale, we have this organisation that benefi ts our community by raising money for charities on the islands and works to educate and foster peer leverage among our members. “We have support from local infl uencers such as Tara Rivers, who was made an honorary Angel last year. But we also have access to a much wider network. Members are invited to 100WHF events in other locations and have taken advantage of seminars across the globe including in Chicago, London, New York and San Francisco. “Our members have also been given the opportunity to participate internationally—some have been asked to speak at seminars and on panels hosted by other locations. 100WHF has been recognised world-wide for its capabilities. The appointment of Christina Bodden, one of our executive committee members, to the organisation’s Global Advisory Council is a testament to our success. You can see that the advantages of being part of this organisation extend well beyond the impact within the local marketplace and community.” “We’re a group that gets heavily involved in our tasks, takes our charities and their goals to heart, and approaches our mandates very seriously. We aren’t afraid to roll up our sleeves and get things done,” says executive committee member Nadia Hardie. “We have a very driven group—you can feel the buzz of energy if you walk into any of our meetings. This organisation is full of successful, strong-minded women who are used to working hard so you can imagine what happens when we all get in one room together and set our minds to a task.” It’s been a busy few years. The location now has almost 500 members in Cayman and the footprint and international reach of 100WHF continue to grow. “Jo and I would like to thank our supporters in New York, fellow executive committee members, philanthropy, education and peer leverage committee members, our many volunteers, and our membership,” Samson says. “This group is responsible for this organisation’s many accomplishments since inception and because of them, we’re looking forward to exceeding expectations again in 2016.” For more information on the work of 100WHF, visit www.100womeninhedgefunds.org Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) BBBS makes a positive impact on children and empowers them to succeed. They operate under the premise that a one-on-one friendship with a caring adult can provide the support a child needs to grow and mature in a positive way. Since 1984, BBBS of the Cayman Islands has helped children to reach their potential through professionally supported one-on-one relationships with mentors. 100WHF Cayman committee members Cassandra Powell, Irina Scrivens, Christina Bodden, Odette Samson, Nadia Hardie, and Lise Baril


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