Women have surpassed their male counterparts in all walks of life.

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"BIRT BAHAMIAN WOMEN HAVE SURPASSED THEIR MALE COUNTERPARTS IN ALL WALKS OF LIFE"

"Where is the man who has the power and skill to stem the torrent of a woman's will? For if she will, she will, you may depend on't. And if she won't, she won't; so there's an end on't."

How true indeed was the brainchild of this most apt quote. The ultimate power lies not in the hands of males, but in the hands of females. It has been well documented the emergence of Bahamian women in all aspects of society. In education, our nation's most venerated and recognized institution of tertiary erudition, the College of The Bahamas, had a female as its first president, Dr. Keva Bethel. Furthermore, the current president of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute is none other than Dr. Celestine Williams, a female, dismissing the chauvinistic notion that the capabilities of a woman are relegated to the household.

Has anyone ever heard of the Golden Boys? NO! But the Golden Girls have become the most laudable symbol of athletic excellence for the Bahamas. At the 2000 Olympics, the "Golden Girls" represented their country with utmost dignity, proudly accepting four gold medals and one silver medal. Their phenomenal triumphs confirmed their moniker and put The Bahamas on the map as an international sports powerhouse. Debbie

Ferguson went on to become the first Bahamian to win an individual gold medal in the IAAF World Cup.

But it is not only in (family), education, and sports where women have trail blazed there way past men. Take a look at business for instance. At the helm of SG Hambros, is Betty Roberts, the Chief Executive Officer. Calling the shots at First Caribbean Bank is the multi-talented Althea Gibson. Acting as CEO, she too...