She Speaks Speaker Series
You have to see it to be it
BILLIE JEAN KING
This famous quote by Billie Jean King has inspired many girls to see beyond the limitations of the stereotypes in our culture and follow their own path to achieve their goals. For the last few years, BHS has been inviting female speakers to talk to students as part of a special She Speaks Speaker Series, designed to show girls all the incredible ways that women contribute to society and all the ways that women today are breaking boundaries. We have welcomed a NASA astronaut and scientist, a female rugby referee, a pilot, women from the insurance and tech industries, entrepreneurs, activists, and women who work in the arts. As an added source of pride, the majority of these women have been BHS alumnae.
In 2022, BHS decided to celebrate Black History Month in a meaningful way by highlighting our alumnae of colour throughout the month of February. We have continued this series in 2023, and are delighted to welcome the following women back to BHS to share their stories.
Carolita was born and raised in Bermuda. She came to BHS in Year 7. Carolita counts her time at BHS as one of the most formative periods in her life to date, where she developed her academic strengths, grew her confidence to become a well-rounded individual, and met lifelong best friends. At BHS, she was Head Girl and participated in a number of school sports.
Upon graduating BHS in May 2010, she went to the Pennsylvania State University, where she obtained bachelors degrees in Accounting and Public Relations, as well as a masters degree in Accounting. Currently, she lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and works at KPMG as a Senior Audit Manager. During her free time, she enjoys reading, going to Pilates, playing tennis, and grabbing brunch with friends.
Keisha was the first Black Head Girl at BHS and the first Black female Bermudian to serve as Head of Premier at HSBC. She hopes that these accomplishments inspire others to continue to believe in themselves, never give up and continue to push through glass ceilings.
She began her career after Acadia University as an Investment Broker's assistant and then as an Equity Trader, trading on the NY Stock Exchange and has been with HSBC for the past 15 years. Keisha is passionate about uplifting other women and helping members of her community to achieve their financial goals.
At home, Keisha enjoys a good Netflix binge, and can also be found spending quality time with her family, which include two boys who constantly keep her on her toes!