Pakesia Parker - Edgecombe
Our first 'BAHAMIAN WOMEN ROCK' feature will be none other than the beautiful and talented Pakesia Parker- Edgecombe.
She is such a beautiful person inside and out and one who is full of life, charisma, and personality. It is no wonder why so many people in The Bahamas admire and loved her throughout the years. heart emoticon
Pakesia Parker- Edgecombe was the host of our Tweak Your Chic Bahamas event this past July and we were so happy to have her apart of our team.
Here is her interview:
1 . Give us a brief description about yourself and your profession?
She is a former Reporter and television Anchor with the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas. In 2012, she ran for political office under the FNM in the West End and Bimini Constituency. Pakesia is also the creator and host of the radio program Up for Discussion. Currently, she serves as the Managing Partner of Match Point Investments and Communications and soon to be the host of the Pakesia Edgecombe show which will debut in January of 2014.
2. What is the best advice you can give other women in the community?
“Your opinion carries more weight than you have been led to believe. When you speak up and speak out, the world stops and listen. Therefore, never be afraid to use your voice to fight all that is wrong with our world.”
3. What is the best advice someone told you?
My mother always said to me, “Young ladies don’t scream”. It has stuck with me, my entire life and former boss who said, “Great is he/she who knows his/her shortcomings.”
4. What do you think is the most significant barrier to female leadership?
“The perception that we are to emotional and incapable of making tough decisions.”
5. Which woman inspires you and why?
My grand mother who recently passed away and my mother. Both of whom molded me into the woman that I am today.