Sanya Goffe has been selected to represent Jamaica in the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowships 2020 Women’s Leadership Programme.
Goffe, a partner in the law firm Hart Muirhead Fatta and President of the Pension Industry Association of Jamaica, is one of 25 global leaders selected from over 1,000 candidates from scores of countries around the world to participate in the Fellowship Programme scheduled to run from October 11 to November 12 this year.
Eisenhower Fellows are outstanding leaders who make contributions to their societies.
Each year, the programme seeks diverse, dynamic leaders from across the world representing all professional sectors – private, public and nonprofit – to engage in transformative exchanges of knowledge and ideas with thought leaders, visionaries and achievers in their respective fields.
What they share is a desire to make meaningful positive change in the world in collaboration with peers across sectors and borders. The Eisenhower Fellowships maintains a powerful network of women leaders from all countries and sectors. Women Fellows have led the charge to create ongoing opportunities to advance their leadership and grow their impact.
Sandra Glasgow, chair of the local nominating committee comprising local fellows, noted that “selection for this prestigious global programme was highly competitive so we knew that in order to secure a place for Jamaica, we had to nominate an exceptional candidate. Sanya Goffe’s knowledge and passion for pension reform and development as part of the improvement of Jamaica’s social safety net, made her the nominating committee’s preferred candidate.”
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Jamaican Eisenhower Fellowships candidates tend to punch above their weight in the selection process and the local fellows are delighted that Sanya represented Jamaica so well in the Fellowships’ rigorous selection process at the international level, Glasgow said.
Goffe has been described as an emerging leader with infinite potential.
“We believe that her selection and participation in the Fellowship Programme will propel her to become the pre-eminent authority in the field of private and public pensions and pension reform, a sought after company director and an expert in governance and corporate law in Jamaica.
We expect that at the conclusion of the Eisenhower Fellowships period, her work will be greatly enhanced by the experiences gained, and that Jamaica will see consequential outcomes and continued development in the area of pension reform,” Glasgow added.
According to the programme, it selects “ambitious, disciplined and rising leaders with the vision to make the world a better place as well as the ability to create and implement a concrete plan to make that vision a reality post-fellowship.”
Fellows are expected to enhance the Eisenhower Fellowships’ values of peace, prosperity and justice, with real-world impact in their home countries.
Source: LOOP Jamaica