Flow TT vice president Simone Martin-Sulgan has been honoured with the Women of Influence Business Pioneer Award 2022. It was presented by the Association of Female Executives of TT (AFETT) on April 22.
Martin-Sulgan said it was an honour to receive the award and credited her parents, family, mentorship and networks especially from other females for the achievement.
“You cannot walk alone – in life and in business. My journey has seen me grounded by my parents and family, supported by male allies, and buoyed by the mentorship from other female executives.
“As we advocate for change for women, we can only #breakthebias, together, through concerted and sustained affirmative action. As a woman at the helm of Cable and Wireless Communications/Flow operations in Trinidad and Tobago, my goal is to provide opportunities for young women and girls to also thrive and succeed,” she said.
Women power was celebrated by AFETT at its annual International Women’s Day (IWD) Women of Influence Awards and Mentorship event at at the Reformation Life Centre, Bejucal, Chaguanas.
The business pioneer award was presented to women who were making a mark in their particular field, were innovators within the business community, and through their chosen field became an inspiration to others and have paved the way for women to achieve and continue to strive forward.
AFETT president Dixie Ann Dickson said Martin-Sulgan's achievement has been one that has shattered the glass ceiling.
“Becoming the first woman vice president of Flow in a heavily dominated male industry is an inspiration for many. It is with this mind, we honour (Simone) with the business pioneer award,” she said.
The event also inducted Sharon Rowley, wife of the Prime Minister of Sport and Community Development, Shamfa Cudjoe as honourary members.
The other 2022 awardees:
Aleah Holder – Young Female Leader award
Avonelle Hector Joseph – Social Entrepreneur award
Patries Ramkaran – Spirit of AFETT award
Melissa Balbosa Craigwell – National Spirit award