Trinidadian Entrepreneur wins prestigious P.M.I. Award (Project Management Institute)
Trinidad And Tobago’s Simone Sant-Ghuran has made history as the first female T&T native to receive an award from the highly recognized international body, The Project Management Institute (PMI).
At the recent ceremony for the PMI Southern Caribbean Chapter’s Excellence in Project Management Award Competition, which was held in the ballroom of the Trinidad Hilton and Conference Centre, Sant-Ghuran was presented with a special award in the category ‘Most Creative Application of Project Management (PM) Tools and Techniques‘.
Sant-Ghuran, who is the Founder and Managing Director of www.trinidadweddings.com/ and Editor-in-Chief of the annual Trinidad Weddings Magazine (TW Wed-Zine) was bestowed with a Special Award for the project ‘Publication of the TW Wed-Zine 2013 Magazine’ – a project from the non-traditional project management sector.
TW Wed-Zine, was the first glossy-format, locally-produced, commercially distributed wedding magazine in Trinidad and Tobago. Now in its 5th year, the annual publication (available to a global audience in both print and digital format) is a one-stop resource and forum for soon to be married couples and for various wedding industry practitioners, vendors and stakeholders in the fields of event management and corporate communication.
The 2013 PMI SCC Excellence in Project Management Award Competition coincided with the 7th Bi-Annual International PMI SCC Project Management Conference the theme of which was, ‘Improving Performance In Challenging Times; Transformation, Diversity and Sustainability‘. In keeping with this theme the PMI SCC was pleased to realize its goal of embracing diversity when Mrs. Sant-Ghuran was awarded with this international distinction.
According to Chief Judge Mr. Raoul John, “All three judges for the Excellence in Project Management Award Competition consistently judged the project ‘Publication of the TW Wed-Zine 2013 Magazine‘ as deserving of an award for excellence and for the creative application of PM Tools and Techniques”. Most notably, PMI SCC President, Ms. Cynthia Gloria Hayes, also congratulated Mrs. Simone Sant-Ghuran on her monumental win.
Sant-Ghuran who was elated about receiving such a high-profile recognition shared, “I don’t only view this as an industry acknowledgement for my own personal efforts but also as a professional victory and affirmation for the local and regional creative sector as a whole“.