Nerissa-Golden-500pxNerissa Golden is an award-winning media strategist, business innovations specialist, a dynamic speaker, and author.

Her passion for sharing positive news and information has led to the creation of Emerald Vibes Television and Discover Montserrat, the island’s leading online daily news site.

She was named one of TechLink’s 2013 Caribbean Innovators for her work in technology advocacy, education, public awareness and innovative solution implementation.

As the CEO of Goldenmedia, Nerissa develops cutting edge communications strategies for her clients in the public, private and non-profit sectors. She was an Associate Producer for The Skin by HAMAFilms, managing its international publicity campaign, garnering it access to film festivals around the Caribbean and North America. She also works with emerging artists to develop a brand strategy which positions them to make an impact across multiple platforms simultaneously.

This 2012 recipient of LIME Montserrat’s Technology Award is an avid social media user and web developer who believes more girls need to learn how to code. Her practical teaching style has endeared her to develop and support programmes for youth and girls where she shares tools to build a business using each individual’s natural talent and today’s technology.

Nerissa is known as a well-rounded professional communicator and strategic thinker with a strong sense of awareness of the needs of her peers and people in general. Her warm and inviting style allows her to connect with audiences to impart knowledge, spur confidence and propel them to pursue their dreams.

Ever passionate about empowering women to live on purpose, she is a popular speaker at conferences and workshops and has also organized her own events including the Young Entrepreneurship Symposiums across the region and Beyond the Screen – a filmmaking workshop.

She has developed both for profit and not for profit ventures including Victory Christian Academy (VCA) on St. Maarten, now in its eighth year. This certified Business Continuity Specialist is a founding member of Montserrat’s National ICT Council. She has conducted entrepreneurship social media and other technology-focused workshops for Montserrat’s Department of Youth Affairs, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank and the University of the West Indies Open Campus. She has also been a consultant with CARICOM, the Barbados Youth Business Trust and the Caribbean Telecommunications Union.

She is the author of: 30-Day Guide to Living Happy, Like. Follow. Lead. Mastering Social Media for Small Business, Island Days, a collection of illustrated poems about growing up in the Caribbean; The Making of a Caribbeanpreneur: Strategies for Overcoming Fear and Building Wealth as well as Truly Caribbean Woman’s Guide to Good Love.

You can read articles and find out about her work in entrepreneurship at www.nerissagolden.com and www.trulycaribbean.net.

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