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Activist for Entrepreneurship in Trini

May 19, 2011

At age 16, how many of us thought about being an entrepreneur? At age 16, how many of us thought that we could live off of our talent? As a matter of fact, how many of us think we can do this at 20, 26, 37 or 42? In each case, we’d say not many, right?

We could blame this on Trinidad and Tobago’s school system, which drowns us in academics and does its sociological duty in preparing us to accept the status quo, parents who let fear get in the way of them encouraging their children to look beyond traditional employment, and dream of entrepreneurship, or a society, which, for the most part, believes in getting a ‘permanent’ job and taking home a fat pension – and, of course, there’s nothing wrong with job security. However, for those who believe that our generation could be a bit more entrepreneurial, at some point, you have to stop wagging fingers, and do something about the change you want to see, right?

Well, that’s exactly what Akosua Edwards, Founder and National Coordinator of Enabling Enterprise, has done within the last three years, as she focuses on empowering women to pursue entrepreneurship.

by Outlish Magazine

1. What they say in the second paragraph about the school system is so true and applies to many of our classrooms here too. It is in our own interest to start placing emphasis on innovation, critical thinking and empowerment.

2. You should definitely check out Outlish Magazine is a weekly, online, lifestyle magazine based in Trinidad that celebrates individuality, passion, and innovation. Their mission is to inform, inspire, and empower our audience.

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