DCpearls 2017

DCpearls 2017

DCpearls 2017

What inspires you? DC Pearls 2015, Gala/Award Show


Charis Kuwas WINNER

My name is Charis,

I am a wife of a lovely and supportive husband, I am also mother of four awesome and beautiful children, one boy (firstborn) and three girls. I am a believer, living a life of purpose, faith and love.

In combination with my gifts and talents I have developed my skills as a businesswoman with the passion to empower, encourage, motivate, build and inspire. I am an empowerment strategist Founder of Strong.Wise.Better. SWB is a platform that aims to improve confidence and success for womanhood and promotes strong and healthy relationships through empowerment, exclusive meetings and network events like the B.O.S.S. network events, it stands for Building Other Strong Sisters.


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Karin Bosman



1. EXPERIENCES 20 jaar reclamebureau ervaring/ communicatie Auteur ‘Spugen op de tosti van Hans’ Ervaringsdeskundige (seksuele) intimidatie op de werkvloer en onderwijs Directeur en internationaal spreker ongewenst gedrag, autoriteit seksuele intimidatie Internationaal spreker seksuele intimidatie en omgangsvormen.

2. ACTIVITIES 2015 – 2017 Research (nulmeting) seksuele intimidatie op de werkvloer Aruba 2015-2016 Research (nulmeting) seksuele intimidatie op de werkvloer Curaçao 2016-2017 Initiator en co-schrijver initiatief wetgeving seksuele intimidatie Curaçao t.b.v. Burgerlijk Wetboek september 2017 #BASTA! campagne t.b.v. seksuele intimidatie in het onderwijs voor o.a. Universiteit van Aruba/ IPA Aruba, Stichting DEDiMA Curaçao waarin aandacht gevraagd wordt voor ongewenst gedrag en het stellen van persoonlijke grenzen. Trainer bedrijfsleven/ overheid Aruba, Curaçao voor een preventief beleid tegen (seksuele) intimidatie en andere vormen van ongewenst gedrag in Aruba en Curaçao. Betrokken bij jeugd, werknemers, werkgevers bedrijfsleven en overheid ten aanzien van het creëren van een veilige en gezonde werkvloer in Aruba en Curaçao.


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Corinne Mackie

Corinne Mackie, a British national, moved to SXM in the mid eighties and has lived there ever since. Her professional accomplishments have run the gamut from charter boat operations to managing a successful supermarket and finally as owner and operator of St. Maarten’s first, and wildly successful, Benetton store.

In 2014 she established SXM Paws Foundations in order to have an official organization under which to carry out rescue, shelter and feeding of the large number of stray dogs and cats on the island.

Via her wide network of individuals and rescue organizations on FaceBook, some 140 dogs and puppies were adopted out to the United States and Canada alone over a 2-3 year period in addition to local and inter-island adoptions.

Her greatest achievement  however, was yet to come. In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Corinne along with a network of volunteers and Stateside rescue organizations, organized the airlift and placement of close to 200 dogs and cats who were flown to the US exactly 4 weeks after Irma destroyed St. Maarten. To put this in perspective, please remember that communications on the island were wiped out and this type of rescue had never been done on SXM. Corinne’s formidable management, networking and organizational skills were put to the test and she proved to be up to the task.


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