Odette Campbell is the Managing Director of the Grenada Broadcasting Network; she started her career in media three years after graduating from the Anglican High School and has been in that sector for over 30 years. Her career began with a brief three-month stint at The Grenada Informer as a reporter. She then quit after getting word that she might be fired and moved on to take up another role as a trainee at Radio Grenada and her career took off from there. Today she shares her story with us on Dropping Bars.
This week on Dropping Bars, Kimron speaks to Glenda N Cox about her journey in the world of reality TV and the journey to winning an Emmy Award as Executive Producer on the show Lizzo’s Look Out For The Big Grrrls.
Five years ago, Charlyn Asher tried to get a promotion at the company she was working at. She was told point blank that she would never get that promotion. After realizing she was killing herself for a company that doesn’t hold her in high esteem, she knew she had to get out of there. She quit her job and decided to become an entrepreneur. She purchased the company Colt Paper from the Colt family, and today, five years later, she is running two successful enterprises, Colt Paper and Antoine Fulfillment.
One of my fondest memories growing up was attending the Rainbow City Festival in Grenville. My boys and I would walk around Grenville and stop by all the DJ’s on the street to “shake a leg”. If we were lucky we would get a “jam” from a girl, and we’d keep it moving. My favorite spot was behind Sheila George place in Grenville. I got the most “jam “there and the vibes were always nice.
Today I chat with my friend and fellow trailblazing entrepreneur Mr. Kenroy George. Kenroy is someone who I met first digitally and then in person once I went back from to Grenada. The first time we met in person, I could feel the passion in his voice and the drive he had as an individual. So it is of no surprise to me when he reached out to me to say he was launching an all natural skin care line in Grenada. Once we began talking about this initiative, I knew I had to get this story out there to show that innovation and entrepreneurship are alive in the Caribbean.