4. MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2018. BARBADOS BUSINESS AUTHORITY.
Are you where you always wanted to be?
Where I want to be evolves constantly, especially as I grow personally and professionally. Nonetheless, I am happy with where I am now and I’m grateful. The 20-year-old Abigail would be proud!
What is your biggest professional challenge?
Combating the common belief that “good products sell themselves”. No matter how good your product or service is, no one will buy it if they don’t know it exists, and if they don’t understand how it can meet their needs.
What is your biggest life challenge?
Finding time to rest. I’m always on the go. I try hard to ensure that I’m in a constant state of development. I attempt to undertake new courses, research consumer trends, set new fitness goals and maintain an active social life. This often comes at the expense of sleep!
When you look to the future what do you see?
Strong female leaders who will influence change and implement a positive revolution in the corporate world. The appointment of our first female Prime Minister is a testament to this movement. I’m so excited to see what the future holds.
What’s your favourite pastime?
Soaking up some sun on a beautiful beach with my puppy, a magazine and a large pack of Shirley biscuits.
What’s your favourite meal?
I love food! It’s difficult for me to pick a favourite, but a warm croissant and a double espresso will always make me happy.
On Saturday nights where are you likely to be?
Out and about, all dressed up and catching up with my friends.
What upsets you the most?
Pizza without pineapple.
What is your guiding philosophy?
I lack nothing. I must use what I have to forge a way forward.
If you had the chance to manage Barbados for a day, what would you do?
I would propose an infrastructure for civic renewal in an effort to improve the quality of our community. This would include restitution plans for our roads, sewage plants, public schools, community centres, the hospital, polyclinics, libraries and other national service centres.Finding funding for this, however, would be the task of the next person managing Barbados for a day.