My personal mission is to help people realize their entrepreneurial potential & live better lives. I’m a certified trainer in entrepreneurship who literally walks the talk. I’m a gifted multi-tasker – an award winning social entrepreneur, innovator, motivator, TV series creator/host/executive producer, advocate for justice & women’s economic empowerment, small business advisor and newspaper columnist who started my first business at age 17. That’s a mouthful!
I’ve had success and failures, which is great because I’ve learned a lot from each experience. I’ve built a successful business & created a trusted brand from the ground up, on a shoestring budget, with no grants or favours in a developing country during the most turbulent economic conditions. I’ve participated in international mentorship programmes, held leadership positions in local and international business organizations and have created a global network of business connections that spans over 60 countries. All this before the age of 35, while balancing my life as a dedicated wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt. I never stop learning and never stop sharing.
Yaneek Page is the founder and managing director of Future Services International Limited(FSIL), a pioneering company in legal funding in Jamaica. A certified trainer in entrepreneurship, she is the creator & executive producer of The Innovators business TV series which promotes entrepreneurship development and aims to transform small businesses. In April 2015 The Innovators copped the Environmental Health Foundation Award for Outstanding Contribution to Financial Wellness in Jamaica.
Yaneek has received many awards and accolades including the US –based Enterprising Women of the Year Winner (2015), Female Business Leader of the Year in 2013 and a NationBuilder award in the category Women in Business in 2011. She was also an awardee of the prestigious Gleaner/PSOJ 50 Under Fifty awards in 2012, which honoured business leaders under 50 years old shaping Jamaica’s future.
Highlighted as one of the “Most Inspiring Women of 2008” by the Jamaica Observer’s All Woman magazine and an entrepreneur “Under 40 and Moving Jamaica Forward” by the Sunday Gleaner in 2010, Yaneek was the recipient of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies Scholarship (2003). She is a risk management specialist and a certified business resilience manager. She has worked as a Teaching Assistant at the University of theWest Indies, Policy Analyst at the PIOJ, Risk Officer at GraceKennedy Limited, among other professional experiences. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Studies and a Master of Science degree in Development Studies with a concentration in Social Policy. In2004 she created history at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies by graduating at the top of her class and copping all the awards for that year, including the Most Outstanding Research Paper, the Most Outstanding Social Policy Student, and the Overall Most Outstanding Student and Award of Degree with Distinction.
She has represented Jamaica in the US Department of State’s esteemed International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP), focusing on entrepreneurship and small business development.She was a participant of the Centre for International Private Enterprise mentoring women business leader program and is an alumni of the UK based Cherie Blair Foundation mentorship program. In 2013 she received a Fellowship with Vital Voices’ growth program, which invests in training and development of women business leaders across the globe. She was also a special invitee at the Women Entrepreneurial Network Event hosted by United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Dominican Republic in October 2011.
Her efforts to support women in business lead to the launch of WEConnect International in Jamaica in April 2013, a global non‐profit helping women entrepreneurs connect to a global network of other entrepreneurs and succeed in global markets. In August 2014 Yaneek was appointed the official Caribbean representative of WEConnect International, a global nonprofit that supports women‐owned businesses to succeed in global markets, spanning more than 17 countries worldwide. She also serves as an Executive of the Women Entrepreneurs Network Caribbean, a regional network of women in business spanning 10 Caribbean countries. Yaneek is the founder of the Young Professionals Network of Jamaica, A past president of the Women Business Owners Jamaica, a former vice president of the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Jamaica and a former executive member of the PSOJ.
She has been happily married for 12 years and has two children with her husband Kevin.