• In recognition of the winning entries by eight Middle and Senior School Female Students who entered the BPS Short Essay Contest in Honour of International Women’s Day 2019, Bermuda Real will feature each of the winning submissions, with the essay by S4 student at The Berkeley Institute, Amirh Wade

Female Empowerment by Amirh Wade

“If women understood and exercised their power, they could remake the world.” – Emily Taft Douglas.
Female empowerment is the process to make women financially independent, educated and progressive. To me, female empowerment is women gaining their power in, what many people refer to as, a “man’s world”.
For many, males are seen as the superior life-form but fail to realize that women are capable and qualified to perform the same roles as men. When women can overcome the limitations imposed on them by society, they can achieve independence in many aspects. This approach can ensure a brighter future for many of the young women who are brought up thinking that they are required to be a mother and employee.
Changing the mindsets of women at a young age and allowing them to become empowered allows more women to explore their own strengths and release themselves from the enormous hardships they bore from creation. Female empowerment is a necessity. Not only empowering yourself but the women around you because the more empowered women, the more women contribute to improving the quality of life for women and have the younger women know that they are more than what society makes of them.
  • The eight Female Student #IWD2019 Short Essay Contest Winners Recognised were: Aaliyah Lee – The Berkeley Institute, Amirh Wade – The Berkeley Institute, Emilia Stowe – The Berkeley Institute (not pictured), Alexis Lodge – Bermuda High School, McKenzie-Kohl Tuckett – Warwick Academy (not pictured), Katarina Rance – Bermuda High School (not pictured), Kimora Waddell-Smith – Clearwater Middle School, Marley Brown – Bermuda Institute
  • There were 6 senior school winners (from The Berkeley Institute, Bermuda High School & Warwick Academy) and 2 middle school winners (from Clearwater Middle School & Bermuda Institute)
  • The young ladies met Commissioner of Police Stephen Corbishley and were given a behind the scenes look at the operation of the Bermuda Police Service by four women in positions of leadership within the organisation – Superintendent Na’imah Astwood, Inspector Tracy Burgess, Detective Inspector Derricka Burns & Detective Inspector Karema Flood
  • BPS thanks all students that entered – their essays showed great insight and a commitment to #BalanceforBetter!