most powerful jamaican women

Top 10 Most Powerful Jamaican Women 2017


5. Group Executive Director of Culture and Human Development, Donna Duncan Scott

There are not many people anywhere in the world that can infuse a big financial institution with a culture of love, and caring for people, – it seems counter to the current prevailing thinking.

Donna Duncan Scott has done just that.

She took over her mother’s company JMMB at just 36 and presided over profitability, impressive shareholder value and arguably one of the best indigenous finance houses in the Caribbean.

A passionate patriot, she is known to hold steadfastly to her principles.

Never the dour banker, she is fun and effervescent. She is a wife, mother leader and though still relatively young, the family matriarch and the voice of reason and prudence.

Check out her performance at TEDx Jamaica. You will be inspired.

6. CEO of Jamaica Public Service (JPS), Kelly Tomblin

Literally the woman who controls power in Jamaica. This lady has left her mark on corporate Jamaica and is known by all as simply ‘Kelly’.


She is well regarded for her vast knowledge of the electricity business and has never shied away from addressing the performance of her company or its exorbitant prices where many may opt to go into defensive mode.

She is a champion of more efficient energy solutions for Jamaica.

Don’t let her image as the life of the party fool you – she works incredibly hard and has the full support of those who work for her.

She has an MBA from New York University. She also has a law degree and Journalism degree with a Master’s in Business Public Relations from West Virginia.

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