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St. Lucia Tribute for 15 Inspiring Women

5 March 2021

Saint Lucia is the only sovereign nation in the world to be named after a woman. Moving the needle forward and celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8, the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority(SLTA)is amplifying the “She is Saint Lucia” campaign with an inspiring video tribute in a continued effort to spotlight Saint Lucian women around the world.

The campaign’s landing page the women, in addition to dedicated social media posts on @TravelSaintLucia from March 1–8.

Saint Lucia was named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse, a name bestowed upon the country under French rule. In addition to being the only country named for a woman, Saint Lucia also is known as “Helen of the West Indies.”

The nickname was earned after a British historian compared Saint Lucia to Helen of Troy's Greek mythological character because she, too, mobilized an entire Navy.

The “She is Saint Lucia” campaign has been enhanced for International Women’s Day to raise awareness for Saint Lucian women excelling in their fields. People from coast-to-coast-to-coast are encouraged to use the hashtag #SheisSaintLuciato name, honour and celebrate women in their lives and communities whose work and impact inspire them.

The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority has compiled a video tribute to Saint Lucian women as a source of inspiration, symbolizing that every piece of her is Saint Lucia. She will feed your creativity with flavors gathered from the earth, the sea, and distant countries.

The video features 15 Saint Lucian trailblazing women in Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, and Saint Lucia. The video includes television personality Traci Melchor; businesswomen Karlyn Percil; Chef Victoria Alexander of Ti KayLa Foods; author and motivational speaker Loverly Sheridan; Natalie John of Dreamy Weddings; Early Education specialist Laura Henry-Allain ; broadcaster Brenda Emmanus; Team Great Britain Sprinter, Imani-Lara Lansiquot; Agriculture Development, Keithlin Caroo; Bay Gardens General Manager, Waltrude Patrick; Saint Lucia's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sharon Belmar-George; Registered nurse, Julietta Frederick; Inflight supervisor, Daina Lambert; Pilot Liz Jennings Clark; and Barefoot Holidays Erwin Louisy.

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