Nerissa Golden is an award-winning media strategist, business innovations specialist, coach and author, working to help more people start businesses and change their communities. She recently formed Maverick Endeavours to leverage her network and experience in entrepreneurship to support startups and high growth firms to access larger markets.
Nerissa Golden is an award-winning media strategist, business innovations specialist, a dynamic speaker, and author. She was recently certified by InfoDev-World Bank to conduct an accelerated programme for women on Montserrat and Antigua.
Nerissa has been an advocate for entrepreneurship across the Caribbean for more than fifteen years and recently founded Maverick Endeavours which is focused on helping companies push through the barriers and access larger markets. She is also a mentor with the Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship Caribbean.
Ever passionate about empowering others to live on purpose, she is a popular speaker at conferences and workshops and has also organized her own events including the Young Entrepreneurship Symposiums across the region and Beyond the Screen – a filmmaking workshop.
She has developed both for profit and not for profit ventures including Victory Christian Academy (VCA) on St. Maarten, now in its tenth year.
Nerissa is the author of: Love’s Sweet Joy, 30-Day Guide to Living Happy, Like. Follow. Lead. Mastering Social Media for Small Business, Island Days, a collection of illustrated poems about growing up in the Caribbean; The Making of a Caribbeanpreneur: Strategies for Overcoming Fear and Building Wealth as well as Truly Caribbean Woman’s Guide to Good Love.
Golden was named one of TechLink’s 2013 Caribbean Innovators for her work in technology advocacy, education, public awareness and innovative solution implementation.
As the CEO of Goldenmedia, Nerissa develops cutting edge communications strategies for her clients in the public, private and non-profit sectors. She was an Associate Producer for The Skin by HAMAFilms, managing its international publicity campaign, garnering it access to film festivals around the Caribbean and North America. She also works with emerging artists to develop a brand strategy which positions them to make an impact across multiple platforms simultaneously.
This 2012 recipient of LIME Montserrat’s Technology Award is an avid social media user and web developer who believes more girls need to learn how to code. Her practical teaching style has endeared her to develop and support programmes for youth and girls where she shares tools to build a business using each individual’s natural talent and today’s technology.
Nerissa is known as a well-rounded professional communicator and strategic thinker with a strong sense of awareness of the needs of her peers and people in general. Her warm and inviting style allows her to connect with audiences to impart knowledge, spur confidence and propel them to pursue their dreams.
This certified Business Continuity Specialist was a founding member of Montserrat’s National ICT Council. She has conducted entrepreneurship, social media and other technology-focused workshops for Montserrat’s Department of Youth Affairs, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank and the University of the West Indies Open Campus. She has also been a consultant with CARICOM, the Barbados Youth Business Trust and the Caribbean Telecommunications Union.