The Women In Business Expo 2018 could be deemed a resounding success as it concluded on Sunday evening.The Expo, which was held at the Pegasus Hotel, created a platform for women to showcase their talents, business ideas and ventures. The two-day event was predominantly coordinated by popular fashion designer, Dr Sonia Noel.The annual event concluded with a motivational forum, which saw impactful women from across the globe gathering to share their experiences and positive advice. Titled “Inspire you”, the event aimed at empowering women through the experiences of others who not only shared personal advice, but also guidance on corporate best practices. The speakers included Sherry Ann Dixon, Ayana Mc Calman, Hilda Bourne, Dr Jackie Evans and, of course, Sonia Noel.Among the stellar advice given, there were also calls for men to play a larger role in women’s empowerment, as it was noted that men play a vital role in enabling a woman’s progress.The event was a collaborative effort between the Sonia Noel Foundation for Creative Arts (SNFCA) and the Women’s Association for Sustainable Development. Of the 60-odd businesses on display, many of them showcased locally made, hand-crafted items, which spoke much of the versatility of a woman. This has been the third instalment of the Expo. The Women In Business Expo coincides with the world’s celebration of International Women’s Day, which was held on March 8. The initiative seeks to give women a sense of independence, showcasing the fact that women do not have to depend on a male for financial support.