Dame Eugenia Charles – Caribbean Catalysts for change

Who was she?

A former Prime Minister of Dominica

Best known as…

The ‘Iron Lady’ of the Caribbean.

Her political career earned her the distinction of being the world’s longest continuously-serving female Prime Minister, third longest-serving female Prime Minister and Dominica’s first-ever female lawyer.

Why she was a Caribbean Catalyst of change:

She showed exemplary courage and will to succeed in two of the fields still dominated by men: law and politics. Dame Eugenia persevered despite two coup d’etat attempts, and was a formidable force as the Chairperson of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States.