VI Native, Janette Brin, Founder and Owner of Caribbean POSH announced the Caribbean’s leading women’s empowerment event is coming to St.Thomas, U.S.V.I for the first time June 16-19, 2023.
Caribbean POSH Weekend is a stylish destination event designed for networking, fashion, food, laughter, inspiration, and woman empowerment. Held in the BVI for the past six years, the events goal is to bring Caribbean people from the local, region, and diaspora community together to celebrate the style and vibe of Caribbean women. Guided by the theme ‘Celebrate the Style and Vibe of Caribbean Women’, the event is unapologetically highlighting the identity of the Caribbean woman with content geared towards helping women entrepreneurs’ power up their content, e-commerce, digital marketing, sales skills, and wellness practices.
“We want to provoke discussion about the challenges we face and raise awareness on viable solutions. From building a successful business to contributing successfully to community. All while celebrating Caribbean fashion, style, culture, and beauty.” – said Founder, Janette Brin
Brin also being inspired by the impact that the global pandemic has had on small business in Caribbean region, added that this year’s event also kicks off the lifestyle brand’s #ShopCaribbean initiative. The goal of this initiative is to encourage more commerce between the Caribbean, by reminding us as Caribbean people the importance of supporting Caribbean made or owned brands.
Caribbean POSH Weekend events will include:
June 16: the Welcome & Fashion Villa Experience at Battu Studio. Attendees invited to come sip, slay, and shop Caribbean designers. Enjoy conversations with notable designers, industry leaders, influencers and entrepreneurs who are moving the Caribbean forward. A limited event tickets are $140: Dress code: Elegant Causal
June 17: The main event, the POSHgirl POWER Brunch at Cutlass & Cane Yacht haven Grande, already known as a platform where posh and powerful Caribbean women meet. Caribbean POSH is celebrating 7 years of the posh movement with a power pack day which includes keynote speaker Claire Sulmers, CEO of Fashion Bomb Daily and the highlighted panel decision featuring some of the top women in Caribbean politics, and a fashion showcase highlighting Caribbean women in design. Other highlights include our highly sought after POSHgirl swag bags and beautifully delicious mimosas and cocktail mixes by CC1 Wine & Spirits. Tickets are $175, poshgirls save $20 when purchasing online using promocode: poshwkd before June 14. Dress code: Dressy Garden Style Brunch
June 18: It’s PINK SUNDAY at H&L Distillery Grand Hotel, a day into sunset party where attendees are asked to wear pink as a symbolic of hope. Make dad your plus one and enjoy a historic and picturesque peruse of the distillery. POSHgirl POWER Brunch ticket holders wearing PINK enter FREE, Me and My Besties (Group of 4) = $140, General admission $40
June 19: #SHOPCARIBBEAN – shop locally owned businesses and locally made brands. Be sure to follow and tag @caribbeanposh for a chance to WIN a FREE Caribbean POSH Weekend Tote bag. (free online event)
This year’s event keynote Ms. Claire Sulmers, CEO of Fashion Bomb Daily will set an inspiring tone as the Harvard Graduate shares her story on her pioneering work which has ushered in a new wave of digital journalism and changed so many lives. We are ecstatic about hearing her powerful words!
The 2023 class of speakers and presenters include:
Hon. Lorna Smith, Deputy Premier, Government of the Virgin Islands
Hon. Luce Hodge-Smith, Jr. Minister of Tourism, Government of the Virgin Islands
Senator Donna Frett-Gregory, 35th Legislature of the Virgin Islands
Shaina Smith-Archer, Chair, BVI Chamber of Commerce