An apolitical and non-feminist community, Entr’Elles is an association that aims to bring together influential women from all spheres of Haitian society. With the goal of promoting women leaders highlighting their abilities and achievements, Entr’Elles announces on Facebook its launch for October 19 at the Royal Oasis hotel, located in Pétion-Ville. This meeting between the influential women of Haiti from all fields and from different generations is not to be missed, according to Djunelle Isidor, founding member of this association who takes the opportunity to talk about their surprise guest. Indeed, Entr’Elles, for the first time, invited Femme d’Influence, a French magazine whose mission is to promote women in the world through video, quote and forum on female leadership. Djunelle Isidor talks about it in Le Quotidien Le National. Interview.
The National: First of all, tell us who is Djunelle Isidor, the woman behind this event.
Djunelle Isidor: I am manager of “I organize” which is an agency of event planning, we have already realized several big events, for example we count in our assets the Rum festival which gathered a good number of initiators of festival from around the world, “the living room” which is the first show that brought home professionals in Haiti, we also launched “Wine Fair” which was very well received as well as Habitation magazine. In short, our agency organizes special events that are found much more in the international market.
It must be said that I am also an interior architect, landscaper and I study human resources at the University of Quisqueya. There, I am getting more knowledge about Feng Shui which is a study of the five elements, but the ones that interest me are fire and water. In the habitat, it is fundamental to apply this energy balance in order to respect the order of things and avoid any effect of domination.
LN: Valuing women of different generations, no matter what field they are in, is one of your goals. For what purpose does Entr’Elles pursue this objective?
DI: The idea of creating Entr’Elles came to me after realizing that there were not really any networks of professional women in the country, certainly there are many feminism organizations or religious associations or even political, but no association of women meeting only in order to share their experiences. This is what Entr’Elles proposes. We are an apolitical, non-religious, non-feminist community that aims to bring together professional women around a gala, a brunch, an evening where they can share their experiences, their experiences, I think that can motivate the other women present to give the best of them. Exhibit the great achievements of women without being interested in their status.
LN Where does the name Entr’Elles come from?
DI: (laughing) In fact, I really did not want to create this association. One day while surfing Instagram, I came across Entr’Elles London, a community of women living in London who do activities for women and women, they do not care if they are feminists or not. I was amazed by their work, so I wrote them to congratulate them and in my remarks I told them it would be great to have Entr’Elles in several countries like Entr’Elles Haiti, they were happy and encouraged me to continue this idea, that’s how I started with this association. Moreover, in a few years, we can organize a big meeting with them.
LN: What will the activities of Entr’Elles be in the future?
DI: The activities of our association will be many, however they will highlight the potential of the woman, the capabilities of the latter. We will have monthly activities to bring all our members together, bimonthly or quarterly activities, such as women’s shows, exhibitions of women’s creative works, among others.
LN: October 19th is an important date for the staff of Entr’Elles since it marks your definitive launch with the public, how are the preparations progressing? Are you ready?
DI: Indeed, this date is very important to us since we will finally become acquainted with our audience. I feel super enthusiasm and impatient too. We can say that we are almost ready to receive our audience, besides our guests, namely the two founding members of the magazine Femme d’Influence which brings together more than 1 million subscribers on Facebook, will arrive in the morning on Tuesday. . Woman of influence is an important network that does an amazing job, inspiring many women around the world through their publications. We believe that with her we will be able to share the vision of our association that is to put women forward, regardless of their status.
Sara Yakan, founder of the Woman of Influence website, and her collaborator Emilia Mambissa will share their experiences and some tips from the world’s most influential women with the Entr’Elles audience. They will animate workshops on Personal Branding, share some tips with the participants for their development.
LN: For this great first, you have invited one of the most popular social media magazines and is followed by many young women and men in Haiti, how did the two founding members of this magazine welcome this invitation?
DI: When I contacted them, they were at an event in Brussels, but their response was full of enthusiasm and enthusiasm. They quickly agreed to come to the launch of Entr’Elles. Moreover, they revealed to me that Haiti was the third country where the subscribers of the magazine Woman of influence are numerous.
I was happy to be able to welcome them for the first time in the country, and I really appreciate the work of these women who have themselves become role models for the young women of the world. Their advice is motivating.
LN: What program did you book for the public?
DI: As many people know, October 19 will be the launch of our association at the Royal Oasis Hotel starting at 5 pm on October 20, we will have workshops on Personal Branding, how to become a social networks pro and how to find his vision of influence. These workshops will be led by our two guests: Sara Yakan and Emilia Mambissa. And to close our launch, we will have a brunch, a party in white, on October 21st, only by reservation.
The National: Will you add a last word?
Djunelle Isidor: We especially invite young girls to come to take part in the launch and in the other activities, we invite them to come to network, because it is not easy to realize everything alone while having a team or the good people by his side, it’s easier to get there. So I think that Entr’Elles’ activities will help a lot of girls especially, while learning from the experiences of others. And it’s also the moment for Wife of Influence fans in Haiti to come and chat with the members of this magazine, because they have a lot to share with us.