CELEBRITY AD­VO­CATES

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In Fe­bru­ary 2014 Ali­son Hinds was ap­pointed the In­ter­na­tional Fed­er­a­tion of Business and Pro­fes­sional Women (BPW In­ter­na­tional) Good­will Am­bas­sador. In her let­ter of ap­point­ment Pres­i­dent of the BPW In­ter­na­tional Freda Mirik­lis said, “We have iden­ti­fied in you, qual­i­ties that con­trib­ute to BPW In­ter­na­tional ef­forts, in rais­ing aware­ness of the aims, ob­jec­tives and key pri­or­i­ties of the Or­ga­ni­za­tion, to con­vey mes­sages about its ac­tiv­i­ties and to ex­tend its pub­lic out­reach.” Speak­ing about the pres­ti­gious ap­point­ment, Hinds says: “Be­cause BPW is such a highly re­garded or­ga­ni­za­tion with strong val­ues and a great mis­sion it is a huge task, but I have al­ways ad­vo­cated through song for women, and [I] firmly be­lieve in the men­tor­ing and up­lift­ment of them also.” Crowned the undis­puted “Queen of SOCA” by fans world­wide, Hinds’ pow­er­ful, emo­tional vo­cals and high-en­ergy live shows are leg­endary in Caribbean mu­sic. Her mu­si­cal jour­ney has taken her through­out the Caribbean is­lands and the Di­as­pora world­wide. When Ali­son is not per­form­ing, she takes time to work as an ad­vo­cate for causes such as AIDS aware­ness, Women’s rights, and the Di­a­betes foun­da­tion and has par­tic­i­pated with them wher­ever pos­si­ble as well as or­ga­ni­za­tions for dis­abled and phys­i­cally chal­lenged chil­dren.

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