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A Female powerhouse for Entrepreneurship

Published: 
Sunday, February 24, 2013
UTT Postgraduate Student: Ms. Priscilla Bahaw

Priscilla Bahaw is the daughter of an agricultural entrepreneur whose dream has come full-circle as she, too, is an entrepreneur who wants to make her mark in the Agriculture sector.

 

 

Priscilla’s consultancy services and foray into the agricultural field is the culmination of a desire to “Improve food security by using an innovative approach to re-invigorating the livestock sector of the local agriculture industry.” A graduate of UTT’s Master of Science in Industrial Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management programme, Priscilla is presently pursuing further postgraduate studies as a Doctor of Philosophy in Entrepreneurship and Commercial Studies student at UTT, the National University.

 

According to Priscilla, “Entrepreneurship is an engine of economic growth which has national significance and importance for Trinidad and Tobago as we seek to decrease our dependence on oil and gas”. To this end, she has made it her mission to empower small and micro business developments as these entrepreneurs make their indelible mark on Trinidad and Tobago’s economy. As a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Management Studies, Priscilla has worked assiduously to share her knowledge and training with other small entrepreneurs. In fact, among her future goals, is her desire to, “Establish a databank for entrepreneurship so that small and micro business men/women can learn how to do their own business plans and other skills that will enhance their entrepreneurial capabilities.”

 

As a graduate of UTT and a winner of the Ministry of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development’s, ‘Small Business Innovation’ prize in 2010, Priscilla credits UTT with igniting the “dormant entrepreneur” within and for instilling the value of “opportunity recognition” so that the true entrepreneur in her could emerge.  She would like to expressly thank her UTT Research Supervisor, Professor Valerie Stoute, who, according to her, “has been instrumental in my growth and evolution as an entrepreneurial postgraduate student.”

 

UTT is proud to salute Ms. Priscilla Bahaw, an esteemed alumni who is a testament to the University’s goal of “Preparing a new generation of scholars to be future global leaders.” Priscilla continues to embody the entrepreneurial principles set out by UTT, the country’s only National University, as she pursues both her professional and academic goals.

 

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