Secretary of the Board
Rachael N. Collymore is a passionate creative strategist, publicist, talent consultant, IP advocate and entrepreneur. She is the Founding Director of Power Media Hub Co. Ltd. She also founded the non-profit organization, Poetic Vibes Arts Foundation in 2007 which is dedicated to the advancement of young artists and building social awareness through the arts.
In this capacity, Rachael represented Trinidad and Tobago in 2015 at the Griot Summit in Toronto, Canada and presented on a panel on the advancement of the arts. She has taught Public Speaking using Poetry as part of the Citizens for Security Programme and also with the Dynamic Youth Foundation. For the past thirteen (13) years she has coordinated and facilitated workshops and events to fulfill this mandate. Such initiatives include: The Young Artists for Change Apprenticeship programme, The Artisans for Change TT Festival (part of the 100TPC global movement for change), YTC Pilot Project and Synergia: a fusion of Art, Jazz & Poetry to name a few.
As a writer of poetry, Rachael has used this medium to channel her creative energies to issues she’s passionate about. Her poetry has been published in a few anthologies, most recently - 'World of Change', 'She Sex' and '360 degrees'. She has also written for CPC Women in Business, Arc Magazine and other publications.
Rachael became a member of the Circle of Poets of Trinidad and Tobago in 2008. She is the former VP and current Secretary on the Board of the Circle of Poets of T&T and was also a part of the Steering Committee for the launch of the Poet Laureate of Trinidad & Tobago programme in 2017. She has was also part of the judging panel on the Prime Minister's Best Village competition and other spoken word poetry competitions.
It is her intention to contribute to the creative landscape and innovate systems of operation. A core part of this is to shine light on the area of intellectual property rights, as it relates to the creative industries/orange economy and sustainability for the sector.
She holds a Masters degree in Business Administration, along with other professional certifications and qualifications. She also mentors with the Youth Business of Trinidad and Tobago (YBTT).
Her desire is to see artists use their talent for social good and to see a viable and sustainable creative industry.