Author / Retired Banker, Richmond Hill, ON. Born: Manchester, Jamaica.
Besides being a highly qualified banker, Yvonne is also an author, columnist, speaker and world traveller. She has published 3 books: Into Africa, A Personal Journey, Will That Be Cash or Cuffs?, and the newly released, Into Africa: The Return. She has written columns for Pride Newspaper, the Toronto Star, and The African Connection; published several short stories; and delivers dynamic speeches on topics such as “Economic Power,” “The Key to Our Success,” and “Pursue Your Dreams With Gusto and Determination.”
Community: President Tropicana Community Services Organization; Board Director Ontario Development Corporation; Board Director The Trillium Foundation; Board Director and Secretary of the Metropolitan Toronto Children’s Aid Society; Member of the Canadian Multicultural Advisory Committee to the Federal Minister of Multiculturalism & Citizenship; Member of the Metro Police & the Black Community Race Relations Committee; Mentor with the YMCA Black Achievers Program; Marketing Director for The Canadian Authors Association, Central Ontario Branch; Secretary of Richvale Writers.
Who inspires you? People who have achieved much by overcoming great obstacles inspires me. I love it, it takes me to a new high.