Guyanese Girls Rock

Guyanese Girls Rock Celebrating the achievements of Guyanese women across the Globe. OUR MOTTO: You are more than just enough; you were born to rock! Guyanese Girls Rock is an Empowerment Movement created to celebrate the accomplishments of Guyanese women and girls across the globe.
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Guyanese born actress Ingrid Griffith, a Caribbean Life Impact Award recipient, pays tribute to late Congresswoman Shirl...
02/03/2021
Ingrid Griffith portrays Shirley Chisholm in 'Unbossed & Unbowed' - Caribbean Life News

Guyanese born actress Ingrid Griffith, a Caribbean Life Impact Award recipient, pays tribute to late Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm in “Unbossed & Unbowed,” a solo show streaming On-Demand through Feb. 28, at www.tinyurl.com/unbossedunbowed in celebration of Black History Month.

Guyanese born actress Ingrid Griffith, a Caribbean Life Impact Award recipient, pays tribute to late Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm in “Unbossed & Unbowed,” a solo show streaming On-Demand through Feb. 28, at www.tinyurl.com/unbossedunbowed in celebration of Black History Month. The presentation...

02/01/2021

Are you the next Miss World Guyana? Dare to slay and apply today! 🇬🇾

The definition of beauties who slay:
Effortlessly gorgeous, time managers, problem solvers, thirsty for success, hungry for knowledge, confidently aware, always reaching new heights, great planners, not afraid to fail, driven by pure will, a heart of gold that’s fuel by love and compassion. Sounds like you or someone you know? APPLY NOW...www.missworldguyana.com

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Lullaby,” Sabiyha’s first single of 2021 (out January 28, 2021). An artist of...
01/29/2021
Premiere: Croydon's Sabiyha Honors Guyanese Heritage, Family, & Childhood in New Single "Lullaby" - Atwood Magazine

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Lullaby,” Sabiyha’s first single of 2021 (out January 28, 2021). An artist of British-Guyanese descent born and raised in South London’s Croydon, Sabiyha debuted last year with her intimately expressive songs “Choorile,” “Love Me Alone,” and “Do I Matter.” Her debut, “Choorile,” is (per the artist) “a reclamation of a slur derived from traditional folkloric creatures, liberally applied to womxn perceived to be too loud, unruly or assertive.” Mixing pop, R&B, Guyanese, and more musical influences, Sabiyha’s music stands out for its unapologetic self-expression.

Cherishing childhood memories, family, and her Guyanese heritage, Croydon's Sabiyha soars in her mesmerizing new single, "Lullaby."

“Even though I’m biracial, casting sees me one way. They see me as black. So I’ve never been able to represent any role ...
01/27/2021
Screen Queen: Golda Rosheuvel is ready to claim her throne - Stabroek News

“Even though I’m biracial, casting sees me one way. They see me as black. So I’ve never been able to represent any role that celebrates my mother’s heritage.” Her mother passed away last March, and for Rosheuvel playing Queen Charlotte has made her feel closer to her.

“I am being candid here. There was a time when my mental health struggled with identity. I went through periods of wondering whether I was black enough. And I realised I needed to find out who Golda Rosheuvel was. And what that meant. And so I realised that I had to take the things I love from both sides to make the whole.” With “Bridgerton” it feels like both sides of that whole are on display.

Up until quite recently you might not have heard of Golda Rosheuvel, the Guyanese-born British actress who has won the attention of audiences around the

Nalicia Ramdyal, 28-year-old Guyanese American was crowned Elite Miss Earth USA 2021.
01/27/2021
Guyanese American Crowned Elite Miss Earth USA 2021

Nalicia Ramdyal, 28-year-old Guyanese American was crowned Elite Miss Earth USA 2021.

Missosology Guyana: Nalicia Ramdyal, a determined 28-year-old Guyanese American was crowned Elite Miss Earth USA 2021 over the weekend in Orlando Florida. This pageant veteran bested more than 30 d…

‘I am a proud Guyanese’ - Guyana Chronicle
01/20/2021
‘I am a proud Guyanese’ - Guyana Chronicle

‘I am a proud Guyanese’ - Guyana Chronicle

When the book started last January, Tayshaun and his cousin Liya were supposed to visit Guyana, but the pandemic hit and Lisa didn’t want them travelling. “I

The star-studded virtual concert that was pioneered by Guyanese-born entrepreneur, advocate and journalist, Felicia J. P...
01/20/2021
Kamala Harris recognizes contributions of Caribbean Americans - Caribbean Life News

The star-studded virtual concert that was pioneered by Guyanese-born entrepreneur, advocate and journalist, Felicia J. Persaud, and presented by Persaud-owned Invest Caribbean and the Caribbean American Action Network, (CAAN).

Caribbean American United States Vice President-elect Sen. Kamala Harris Sunday night recognized the contributions of Caribbean Americans in a virtual message commemorating her expected, historic inauguration on Wednesday. “Those contributions are reflected in the lives of so many Americans with C...

Happy Inauguration Day!  Tag a girl rocking pearls.Here is what VP Kamala Harris had to say about the influence of her C...
01/20/2021

Happy Inauguration Day! Tag a girl rocking pearls.
Here is what VP Kamala Harris had to say about the influence of her Caribbean & Asian American parents...

“My parents would bring me to protests strapped tightly in my stroller, and my mother, Shyamala, raised my sister, Maya, and me to believe that it was up to us and every generation of Americans to keep on marching," Harris said during her first campaign appearance as the Democratic nominee for vice president. "She’d tell us ‘Don’t sit around and complain about things; do something.’ So I did something. I devoted my life to making real the words carved in the United States Supreme Court: Equal justice under law."

Congratulations VP @KamalaHarris. You Rock!

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#inaugurationday #vpkamalaharris #firstfemalevp #firstfemalevpoftheusa #firstfemalevpkamalaharris

The makeup artist, who is also of Guyanese heritage, as is Rihanna, reacted to her social media fan with “Guyanese girls...
01/18/2021
Rihanna's Makeup Artist Speak On Doing Her Makeup For Essence Cover Story

The makeup artist, who is also of Guyanese heritage, as is Rihanna, reacted to her social media fan with “Guyanese girls unite.”

Rihanna is the face of Essence Magazine’s January/ February 2021 issue in what is an exclusive collaboration with Fenty Beauty and celebrated artist Lorna

The Untold Truth About Bridgerton's Golda Rosheuvel
01/18/2021
Meet Golda Rosheuve - Guyanese-Born Actress & Star of Netflix's Bridgerton

The Untold Truth About Bridgerton's Golda Rosheuvel

Source: nickiswift.com Actress Golda Rosheuvel was born in Guyana, but her family moved to the UK while she was growing up. In a Q&A with Shondaland, the British star revealed her favorite book is The Secret Garden and that she is "mad" for country music. Keep reading to learn more

01/15/2021
Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation, Inc.

Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation, Inc.

“Let Girls Rock” Fundraising Concert launches the Young Women Leaders Fund-Guyana. The mission of this fund is to inspire leadership through mentorship and help to combat technology-related issues affecting girls in Guyana. Enjoy the show https://givebutter.com/letgirlsrockconcert.

Disclaimer: We don’t own the rights to music.

01/15/2021

Oh Lawd...y’all join this conversation! #GuyaneseGirls @melaniefiona and @deborahcox debate #chickencurry vs #currychicken - what do you say? 🇬🇾🇬🇾🇬🇾

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When Caribbean women link up, di tings will get talk! 🇬🇾🇬🇩 A healthy and delicious debate... let’s settle this once and for all!

What came first... the chicken or the the curry?? 🤔😂

At the end of the day, however you say it... it’s all getting NYAAAAAM! 🤤

Had a blast being the most myself with Queen @deborahcox and My Sis @estelledarlings and @bereolaesque. @applemusic 💜💜💜

01/03/2021

A native of Guyana, Saran became an entrepreneur close to twenty years ago after leaving corporate America. Despite various challenges, she grew Kiki’s Pet Spa & Boutique into a successful business with multiple locations. In the process, she became convinced of a calling to combine her experience in entrepreneurship, interest in public service, with her academic ambitions – to share her expertise through research and published work, and to explore and develop new policies, theories, and support structures for small businesses owned by people from underrepresented populations.

Repost from DJ Kayla G - The Female Force•Join me this evening, January 2nd at 4:45PM for the Let Girls Rock Virtual Fun...
01/02/2021

Repost from DJ Kayla G - The Female Force

Join me this evening, January 2nd at 4:45PM for the Let Girls Rock Virtual Fundraising Concert. https://givebutter.com/letgirlsrockconcert 🗓💛 I am so excited to be the opening and closing entertainment for this amazing event. 😄🎵 This concert will be streaming live on FB and YouTube. Hosted by: Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation, Inc. 💫✨ @ggrfoundation @gtgirlsrock . See you then 😄🇬🇾 & Swipe for more info

01/02/2021

Today is deh day!! 🇬🇾 🇬🇾Join us this evening, LIVE on FACEBOOK for Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation, Inc.. “Let Girls Rock” Virtual Fundraising Concert. The Donation Page is already LIVE! Link https://givebutter.com/letgirlsrockconcert. TEXT-To-DONATE: Code: FUNDGY to 202-858-1233.
The stream will open up at 4:45pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/776010152998923/
Invite your friends, host a watch party, see you soon!! ❤️💛💚
#letgirlsrock
#guyanesegirlsrock

Guyanese Nurse Administered Historic Covid-19 Vaccine to VP-Elect Kamala Harris
12/29/2020
Guyanese Nurse Administered Historic Covid-19 Vaccine to VP-Elect Kamala Harris

Guyanese Nurse Administered Historic Covid-19 Vaccine to VP-Elect Kamala Harris

US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris received her COVID-19 vaccine live on television Tuesday and urged the public to trust the process. A mask-wearing Harris received the first of her two shots at United Medical Center, located in an area of Washington, DC with a large African-American populatio

Congratulations to GGs @live_from_melissa @shanboody @overfab on being named one of @caribbiznetwork Top 50 Influential ...
12/29/2020

Congratulations to GGs @live_from_melissa @shanboody @overfab on being named one of @caribbiznetwork Top 50 Influential Caribbean American Entrepreneurs. You ladies rock!

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2020 without a doubt remained a tremendously challenging year for many freelancers and small business owners alike. It required for all considerable pivoting, rebranding and a hyper focus on digital marketing and e-commerce. Unfortunately thousands of small business owners suffered tremendously this year and had to close their businesses.

Our Team wanted to pay special tribute and kudos to those who remained impactful members of the Caribbean American community and grew their brands despite the difficulties faced this year. We’ve analyzed the internet, social media and overall digital impressions to select our 2020 Top 50 Caribbean American small business owners and freelancers who were positively impactful, creative, amassed both client and sale gains and told important stories on their platforms. They kept us inspired, informed, our spirits upbeat; and span several industries including health, fashion, food & beverage, education, media, beauty, business and more.

See our link in bio for the full list.

Congratulations to all on your achievements this year . #CBN #CBNtakeover 💫 #guyanesegirlsrock

12/29/2020

We just watched VP Elect Kamala Harris get the vaccine live on TV. Patricia Cummings, clinical nurse manager at United Medical Center, administered the vaccine. Cummings was born in Guyana and is the daughter of two Guyanese immigrants to the United States. 🇬🇾🇬🇾🇬🇾

"I trust the scientists, and it is the scientists who created and approved this vaccine, so I urge everyone when it’s your turn, get vaccinated. It’s about saving your life, the life of your family , and the lives in your community" —VP-elect Kamala Harris on receiving the #covid19 vaccine.

Boxing Day is actually a bona fide public holiday, celebrated most heartily by the UK and British Commonwealth nations. ...
12/26/2020

Boxing Day is actually a bona fide public holiday, celebrated most heartily by the UK and British Commonwealth nations. There’s not one agreed-upon origin story for Boxing Day. Common theories all involve some variation on the theme of giving to those less fortunate. Some believe the term “Boxing Day” comes from the practice of the rich donating a wooden box of Christmas leftovers to their servants and apprentices -- who would work Christmas Day, but have December 26 off to celebrate with their families. It could also refer to collection boxes set up at churches, their contents distributed to the poor on December 26 -- the day of the Feast of St. Stephen, a Christian martyr known for acts of charity.

In Caribbean regions that were once under British rule, the charity box exchange on December 26 wasn’t between aristocrats and employees -- it was between slave-owners and their slaves. Boxing Day was likely the only day off from forced labor that slaves received all year. Among their descendants, December 26 has become a dance party, a day of artistic expression, and a celebration of Afro-Caribbean culture. #HappyBoxingDay

12/23/2020
Elite Miss Earth USA

Meet the Delegates of the 2021 Elite Miss Earth USA Pageant!

Guyanese Nalicia Ramdyal
Elite Miss New York

#elitemissearthusa #missnewyork

Meet the Delegates of the 2021 Elite Miss Earth USA Pageant!

Nalicia Ramdyal
Elite Miss New York

Reserve tickets for national events January 16-17 in Orlando or make a charitable gift in honor of this delegate at b4ac.org.

#elitemissearthusa #missnewyork

Candidate R. Dimple Willabus is running for District 46 City Council seat, currently held by term-limited Councilmember ...
12/16/2020
Dimple Willabus Looks to Succeed Maisel in Canarsie Council Race

Candidate R. Dimple Willabus is running for District 46 City Council seat, currently held by term-limited Councilmember Alan Maisel (D-Bergen Beach, Canarsie, Flatlands, Georgetown, Gerritsen Beach, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Mill Island, Sheepshead Bay).

Willabus is a native to Guyana, South America.

Candidate R. Dimple Willabus is running for District 46 City Council seat, currently held by term-limited Councilmember Alan Maisel (D-Bergen Beach, Canarsie, Flatlands, Georgetown, Gerritsen Beach, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Mill Island, Sheepshead Bay). Willabus is a native to Guyana, South America....

Congratulations Kenise Etwaru.  You Rock!
12/11/2020

Congratulations Kenise Etwaru. You Rock!

Let's welcome our newly-named 2021 Ms. New York Woman of Achievement Kenise Etwaru. Born in Guyana, at the age of 9, Kenise and her family (who were missionaries from Guyana) emigrated to the United States.

Kenise pursued her education and career in Human Resources and is currently a Human Resources Executive. She has built HR departments from the ground up for major private and non-profit organizations within New York City.

Kenise owns her own publishing company, ALEA Publishing, coaching individuals who want to turn their vision into legacy via book collaborations. She is a #1 Amazon Best Selling author, musician, song writer, recording artist, executive leadership coach, motivational speaker and entrepreneur and her work has been featured in over 300 media outlets, including Fox News, ABC News, The CW, The Daily News and others.

Currently, Kenise resides in Long Island, New York with her 10-year old daughter

Devi James arrived in New York City — the first time she’d ever been outside her country Guyana — as a wide-eyed 17-year...
12/09/2020
Shakopee woman, Guyana immigrant carves success story in construction business

Devi James arrived in New York City — the first time she’d ever been outside her country Guyana — as a wide-eyed 17-year-old girl fresh out of high school.
By 2010, she had graduated from St. Thomas University with a degree in business and accounting. She spent a few years in real estate accounting until, in 2012, she asked her husband what he thought about owning a business. That’s when they came across a small construction business called Scrapbusters in Elko New Market.

When Devi James moved from her home country of Guyana to Queens, New York as a 17-year-old, she could no longer crack the windows open in January to smell the

12/08/2020
Leona Lewis

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! Thank you Leona Lewis for spreading holiday cheers. You Rock! ❤️💛💚

I love performing this song and getting to bring all the Christmas feels. I hope you enjoy this performance of ‘One More Sleep’ - just click on the link below 🎄 thinking of everyone this year more than ever ❤️

https://youtu.be/P8HbtRLeaqg

Created for children between the ages of five and nine and released just in time to stuff their Christmas stockings, the...
12/08/2020
Guyanese author writes 'My First Book About Masquerade' - Caribbean Life News

Created for children between the ages of five and nine and released just in time to stuff their Christmas stockings, the paperback, illustrated by Guyana Cultural Association Cultural Director, Claire A Goring, is bold with colorful characters, and introduces the little ones to masquerade traditions

The rhythm of a traditional Christmas spectacle of music and dance, seen on the streets of Guyana is told in “My First Book About Masquerade,” Dr. Juliet Emanuel’s children’s coloring and activities volume, about the practice of masquerade in Guyana through a child’s eyes. Created for chil...

She Rocks!  Rochelle Porter, founder and CEO of Rochelle Porter Design, has become one of few African American eco-frien...
12/04/2020
Meet the Black Designer Who Just Teamed Up With a Multi-Billion Dollar Home Décor Brand

She Rocks! Rochelle Porter, founder and CEO of Rochelle Porter Design, has become one of few African American eco-friendly designers to land a spot with global decor retailer West Elm, a subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma, Inc! Rochelle was born in Georgetown, Guyana.

Rochelle Porter, founder and CEO of Rochelle Porter Design, has become one of few African American eco-friendly designers to land a spot with global decor retailer West Elm, a subsidiary of Williams

12/01/2020
Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation, Inc.

GIVE our girls the gift of a brighter future!

Hear from two scholarship recipients on how Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation, Inc. has helped them to succeed. This Giving Tuesday, can you help us to support more young women like Jasmine and Ananda by making a donation.

Can our girls count on your support?

Giving Tuesday is here and this year we invite you to help us to maintain our scholarship fund by making a small donation of $20 and then invite a friend to also donate $20 at https://guyanesegirlsrock.org/donation/

We can all agree that we are living in unprecedented times, but in the words of the late Maya Angelo “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” So join us as we continue to inspire the next generation of young female leaders! No need to wait; you may start donating today.
https://guyanesegirlsrock.org/donation/
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Guyanese Girls Rock! is a global empowerment movement created to celebrate Guyanese women and girls who are demonstrated leaders and accomplished achievers. Since launching in 2012, the GGR Blog has featured more than 150 inspirational women who have realized professional and academic success.

The GGR lifestyle platform now includes a Community Page where visitors can access a book club, travel club, free online resources and business directory. We are dedicated to promoting positive images of Guyanese women, and to inspired and connect them through personal stories, career, beauty, fashion and healthcare tips.

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