B: Inspired eZine November 2016 | Page 2

Welcome Message Our 5th Anniversary In this issue of B:Inspired, we celebrate our 5-year anniversary at the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship - Caribbean (BCoEC), highlighting some of our trailblazing efforts and remarkable achievements. As I step down from the role of CEO at the end of December 2016, we also share my experience at the helm of the BCoEC for the last 5 years and introduce Lisandra Rickards, currently our Entrepreneur Programme Director, as the incoming CEO. Undoubtedly, Lisandra will take the baton and lead BCoEC to even greater heights. BCoEC’s successes have been achieved through the assistance, unity and strength of its community. We salute our team members, board members, partners, funders, official entrepreneurs, volunteers and all who have supported us along this journey. Your contributions have made our growth possible. As I say farewell, I also say THANK YOU to the passionate, purpose-driven people I have had the privilege of working with. Cheers to the bright future of this beautiful family! Content 4 10 12 14 2 Forging Ahead: Q&A with Incoming CEO Lisandra Rickards Success in Mentorship Meet our 2016 MoMEC Winners! 18 5 Keys to Unlocking a Purpose-Driven Business 20 Branson Entrepreneurs Selected for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative 22 Welcome to Our New Cohorts! Lisa Lake Chief Entrepreneurship Officer www.bransoncentre.co Celebrating Lisa Lake's Leadership