Charmaine started Caribbean American Women back in 2018 when she was just started her new career and new life. She realized once again she was in a new city and a work environment where she had to hide her Caribbean identity. Growing up in a Jamaican and Haitian house hold, she quickly realized some of what she was taught and her upbringing was not the same as her friends, and coworkers.
The older she became, the more she stayed in tuned with her Caribbean side and wanted to help young women in these countries. She also wanted to form a group with Caribbean american women who is all about support, encouragement, and building each other to our highest potential.
Karunā has her roots in the Parish of St. Elizabeth Jamaica & coastal Barbados. Growing up with her Jamaican Grandmother in Boston, MA she has never been a stranger to curry goat, hard dough bread, and the soothing sounds of calypso. Now, living in South Central Texas, Karunā runs her own business as an Intuitive Wellness Coach, supporting women of color on their path to complete Freedom, by discovering what sets their soul on fire & stepping into their power using mindset techniques (NLP), sound healing, divination, wellness, nutrition & lifestyle. All while paying homage to the Caribbean roots that have made her the woman she is today.
Melissa's family hails from the Parish of Saint Anne Jamaica. Even though Melissa was born and raised in America, she identifies as Jamaican American and continues to follow her roots. Now residing in Virginia, Melissa continues to strives as a young black women in the professional working field to help young Caribbean american girls reach their full potential in life
Niacka (goes by “Nicky”) is a proud Caribbean-American with roots in Saint Kitts and Nevis , and St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands. Growing up with these Caribbean influences shaped her to value personal growth, principles, and love. Nicky has always held true to her Caribbean heritage. Being a part of Caribbean-American Women Association, Nicky hopes to inspire others to take pride in their cultural identity.
Because of her education background in International Education, Nicky hopes to soon launch “Carty Academy,” which will aid young people with application writing like resumes, college personal statements, and cover letters.