Linda Well­brock

On Cuba - - AUTHORS - A Dif­fer­ent Trip

Founder and CEO of Lead­ing Women En­trepreneurs. I have spent more than a decade ad­vanc­ing women en­trepreneurs and ex­ec­u­tives in ways that cre­ate av­enues for their ul­ti­mate suc­cess.

The Lead­ing Women En­trepreneurs re­treat to Ha­vana Cuba was such an in­cred­i­ble ex­pe­ri­ence which was with­out ques­tions an in­valu­able, once-in-a-life-time op­por­tu­nity that will en­hance and sup­port the fu­ture of women in busi­ness glob­ally. We had ac­cess a to a unique busi­ness cul­ture that is at the birth­place of en­trepreneur­ship and in­no­va­tion which was as if trav­el­ing through a time warp back to the 1950’s. We were ex­posed to some fea­tures of the most ad­vanced coun­tries (medicine and ed­u­ca­tion) and some of the most back­ward (the econ­omy). Ha­vana is a col­or­ful cor­nu­copia of sights, new ex­pe­ri­ences, salsa mu­sic and friendly peo­ple. We had 17 Amer­i­can women re­treat par­tic­i­pants who had the op­por­tu­nity to meet and forge bonds with fel­low, women en­trepreneurs, artists and busi­ness lead­ers in Ha­vana. The con­nec­tions that we made there trans­formed our in­di­vid­ual vi­sions of Cuba. We learned so much about women and how pro­gres­sive, in many ways, the coun­try is in terms of sup­port­ing fe­males while en­dur­ing other chal­lenges. We also got to ex­pe­ri­ence first-hand the beau­ti­ful dance and cul­ture that Cuba has to of­fer. Our pri­vate visit to the dance academy was a mo­ment we will never for­get as we got to see first- hand how per­for­mances are chore­ographed and how many dif­fer­ent in­stru­ments and styles are used to cre­ate un­for­get­table per­for­mances like the pri­vate one we were priv­i­leged to see. The trip to Cuba gave all of us the op­por­tu­nity to ex­plore the in­no­va­tions of a coun­try that Amer­i­cans have not been able to see for many years. I am con­fi­dent that this ex­pe­ri­ence will bring us all to new and un­ex­pected pro­fes­sional heights through the knowl­edge, con­nec­tions and en­thu­si­asm that we ex­pe­ri­enced. We can’t wait to come back to Cuba and we would en­cour­age oth­ers to visit this beau­ti­ful des­ti­na­tion! Linda Well­brock, Founder and CEO of Lead­ing Women En­trepreneurs

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.A spec­tac­ula r visit to de­sign shop! the Clan­desti na 1,173,428 Amer­i­cans passed through cuba in 2017, which rep­re­sents a 191 per­cent growth in re­la­tion to the pre­vi­ous year. Of these, 619,523 were full-fledged amer­i­can visi­tors and the rest were...

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