Haitian American

Eveline Pierre Named Ocean Drive Magazine 2015 Women of Influence

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Picture  by Ocean Drive Magazine – Photographer Billy Rood

Congratulations to Haitian Heritage Museum’s founder Eveline Pierre on yet another honorable achievement, Eveline is being recognize as one of  Ocean Drive Magazine 2015 Women of Influence.

Whether she’s at the museum mentoring or traveling the globe for speaking engagements, holding empowerment coaching and tech-sphere-based networking groups you can always count on the Haitian-American scholar to make her community  proud.

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In the June issue,  Eveline who is listed as the Multifaceted Passion-preneur is asked, why did you want to start the museum? How did you become an empowerment coach? and Why focus on young women and Miami’s Caribbean-American workforce? Eveline responded saying,

Growing up, I was fortunate enough to go to Haiti every summer. It taught me at a very young age that what I would see in the media wasn’t necessarily what was happening in Haiti. I felt I could tell a better story.

Growing up, I was fortunate enough to go to Haiti every summer. It taught me at a very young age that what I would see in the media wasn’t necessarily what was happening in Haiti. I felt I could tell a better story.

That segment of the population is not quite where we need to be. [Women’s Technology Alliance] is trying to empower women with the tools to be able to come to the table. These women are looking for empowerment via money, marketing, and mentorship. I’m also starting Miami Caribbean Code. The Beacon Council says there are 900,000 Caribbean-Americans in the workforce in South Florida. The main issue I hear when I go to tech conferences is the workforce is not here. Why not work with this workforce that’s here so they can be economically viable and be a part of the larger picture that is happening in South Florida? 

Click here to continue reading and see a full list of the Ocean Drive’s 2015 Women of Influence.

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Eveline Pierre and Her Sister
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Eveline and Ocean Drive Magazine Editor Jared Shapiro
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Eveline Pierre and the other honorees
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