The power of you: Own your unique experiences and use them as a force for good in the industry

Advocating differences and embracing diversity

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I began writing my musings almost a year ago. A memoir of my life charting a journey of experiences; curious to analyse and dissect the intricacies of how the decisions I made – often reactively, blindly and through necessity and not choice or conscious thought – brought me here.

"I grew up on a farm in the Caribbean, on the tiny island of Dominica". Familiar words that are part of my narrative.  I also grew up with little guidance, but now appreciate that I had as much guidance as I could possibly expect for someone in my position - in an environment marred by alcoholism, domestic abuse, incarceration and household violence. My parents had little to no formal education and I grew up with the traditional expectation of pursuing a respectable profession: a doctor, lawyer or an accountant. Excluded no more: Combatting the taboo of disability in asset manageme...

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