Nichelle Welcome up for YCLA

Editor’s note: The Young Caymanian Leadership Awards will be held 17 February. The Caymanian Compass has featured each of the five nominees this week.

What was your initial reaction to the news of becoming one of the five finalists for the 2007 Young Caymanian Leadership Awards?

Initially I was stunned! After the news sank in I was both honored and humbled.

Who has inspired you most in your life and how did they do that?

Nichelle Welcome

Nichelle Welcome

I have had many people who have been an inspiration to me and in so many ways. Risk takers and entrepreneurs inspire me with their daring, my single mother friends inspire me with their strength and my teachers inspired me with their knowledge.

At the end of the day it is my mother who is and always will be my inspiration as she is all of the above.

Define leadership

There are two basic different types of leadership: authorized leaders and unconscious leaders, the common links are that leaders cause emulation and are influential in other people’s lives, whether directly or indirectly.

What does it mean to you to become a finalist for the 2007 YCLA?

Becoming a finalist for the 2007 YCLA has caused me to take a closer look at myself and my life; it has meant seeing myself as others see me and has opened up new avenues for self improvement.

Her bio

Ms Nichelle Antoinette Welcome is working as the senior financial accountant in the Finance Department of Cable and Wireless.

Ms Welcome has been working with Cable and Wireless for nearly three years.

Prior to that post, she was also working in the capacity of an accountant with Rawlinson and Hunter. Ms Welcome received her BBA, majoring in accounting and minoring in finance.

Impressively, she went on to earn her Masters Degree, which was a double concentration in Management Information Systems and Accounting.

Ms Welcome’s most fulfilling community achievement is tutoring in regards to reading.

Passing the CPA is her proudest professional achievement and anything to do with the sand, the sea and a good book are her favourite ways to spend her time off.