Dr Marcia Brandon is a social and economic development entrepreneur, who believes in peace. She has practical hands-on, know-how in:
- entrepreneurship development
- non-governmental organisation (NGO) management and sustainability planning
- business mentoring
- leadership development
- youth entrepreneurship and youth development
- and partnership building and connecting.
She has been lauded as a pioneer in entrepreneurship development globally and sits on several regional for-profit and non- profit boards.
For the past 20 years, Marcia has helped over 4,000 Caribbean and global young males and females to start businesses. She has inspired an estimated 30,000 in-school and out-of-school youth, as well as adults, to entrepreneurship as a career choice.
She has helped over 15 NGOs to start and grow in the region and led the NGO Barbados Youth Business Trust to sustainability before leaving its helm in 2013, after 15 years.
She also assisted all the Youth Business Trusts in the Caribbean with:
- high-level training
- financial mobilisation
- project writing
- and knowledge sharing.
Through the Samaritans and other Crisis Centres in Barbados and around the Caribbean, she has counselled numerous suicidal, abused and otherwise troubled females. She has mostly helped them to find solutions and alternatives for their challenges.