Guyanese Women

: She Rock! Felicia Juanita Persaud, Media Powerhouse/Global Investment Expert

Guyanese-born media powerhouse and business mogul, Felicia Juanita Persaud, has made notable achievements and strides in the Investment and PR industries.   The 39 year old award-winning journalist is  the founder  CaribPR Wire; a PR and news agency focused on the distinct Caribbean, Caribbean American and ethnic marketplace,  Hard Beat Communications; a Special Events, Promotions and Digital Media Solutions Company and Invest Caribbean Now, a company that connects global investors with investment opportunities in the…

: Cover Girl: Journalist “Sherry Dixon” talks to Nubia Magazine and Keeps on Rocking!

UK-based Journalist and Life Skills Speaker,  Sherry Dixon, who we featured back in October 2012  (Sherry Dixon, admitted to Black 100+ Hall Of Fame), recently graced the cover of Nubia Magazine and discusses her life and work in the community. This G.G. was also one of the recipients of the 2013 Stephen Lawrence Women’s Award – named after the slain 18 year old black youth whose 1993 murder galvanized London and forced its criminal justice…

Denise Grant

: She Rocks! Meet Denise M. Grant, Esq., International Corporate Litigator

New York-based lawyer Denise M. Grant was born in Guyana and is a Partner in the  Project Development & Finance Group, Shearman & Sterling,LLP. She is the daughter of Guyana’s former ambassador to the United States, the late Hon. Cedric Grant and the second oldest of four girls (three of whom are lawyers). Denise was raised in England before migrating to the United States in 1982 where she graduated with an International Relations degree from…

: She Rocks! Linisa George: Black Girl in the Ring- Activist, Writer, Poet, Playwright

Linisa George is a creative outburst of energy. Born in Guyana, Linisa migrated with her family to Antigua, the island where she calls home, at the tender age of 4. She wrote in secret from the age of 6; her poems were her escape from a world that she didn’t think she fit into. It wasn’t until 2003 while living in Toronto where she discovered the writings of the amazing Maya Angelou, that she realised…

: Guyanese Heritage: Joy-Ann (“Joy”) Reid – TV Personality/Managing Editor/Political Commentator

Joy-Ann (“Joy”) Reid is the former managing editor of TheGrio.com and host of the AM Joy show on MSNBC.  She is also a political columnist for the Miami Herald and editor of the political blog The Reid Report, and is known for her very insightful and liberal political views.  Joy was born to an African father from the Congo, and her late mother was from Guyana. Joy has also worked as an Internet news editor…

: Academic Spotlight: Onika Noel – A Physican Scientist in the Making

Meet Onika Noel, Molecular Biology Graduate/Medical Student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. Onika was born in Georgetown, Guyana where she spent her childhood before moving to Brooklyn, New York.  Her interests in the sciences as a teen matured into a motivation to understand the mechanisms of human disease and the application of modern technology to advance treatment and diagnostics. Onika has been engaged in biomedical research as…

: My Guyanese Mom Rocks! – Angela McPherson

Submitted by daughter, Florence James My mom is an ambitious, strong black woman and a one of a kind person. She taught me how to respect myself and how to detect right from wrong without her around. She showed me that a woman can be a woman without a man in her life. She provided for me and my other 5 siblings and she did a great job at it because today two of my…