Taking Stock as a Visionary Leader, with Marlene Street-Forrest


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Marlene Street Forrest is the Managing Director of the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) and Director of both its subsidiaries. Under her stewardship, the JSE became demutualized and the US Denominated Market and the Junior Market were launched. She also spearheaded the Registrar Division of the Jamaica Central Depository (JCSD) when she served as General Manager for this subsidiary of the JSE.

In 2016, Mrs Street Forrest was conferred with the honour of the Order of Distinction in the Rank of Commander (CD) in recognition of her outstanding leadership in the growth of the Jamaica Stock Exchange. In that same year, she also received the Afroglobal Excellence Award for Global Impact from Canada for exhibiting great leadership, vision, integrity, and commitment to excellence.

Show Notes

“I don’t go by the rule book. I lead from the heart, not the head.” — Princess Diana

It’s nothing short of amazing how Marlene Street-Forrest has led the Jamaica Stock Exchange, making Jamaicans at home and in the Diaspora proud. She dispels the myth that the financial sector is for men only. What’s even more awe-inspiring, is that she also leads her team to catch the vision and run with it. Her rise to the top has not been without its fair share of challenges but she is determined to press forward for the advancement of her beloved country, Jamaica.

Not only is Marlene’s work and worth a win for herself, but she is inspiring women all over to excel at their chosen path.

Here is a snippet of what Marlene shared:

“Every job is available to both male and female. What is observed is that more men are in the financial sector. Well, I’m not in a man’s job, I am in MY JOB!”

Hot Point:

Inspect what to Expect. Expect a result but also Inspect that the result is what you Expected.


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