A 20,000 Strong Initiative


As part of the 2014 activities under the banner of 20,000 STRONG, the Office of the Special  Envoy commissioned a photo exhibit that featured women who have helped to define women's roles in Belizean society by being pioneers or leaders in their fields.

The exhibit was curated by local artist Briheda Haylock and featured the following women: dance director Althea Sealy, software innovator Tiffany Simpson, businesswoman Marie Sharp, author and poet Corinth Morter-Lewis, bank manager Sandra Bedran, Belize’s “first lady of comedy”, Beverly Smith-Lopez, Belize Cancer Society founder Juliet Soberanis, the country’s first female high court judge, Michelle Arana, and the organizer of the first village council, Cleopatra White. 



Belize City, Belize

Central America


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