August 21, 2020
“Be authentic. Be yourself. Make sure your superpower is your persistence because you are going to need it,”
Valrie Grant — Founder and MD, GeoTechVision, Jamaica
2020 WE Empower Awardee, Latin America/Caribbean
As the first black woman-owned spatial solutions business in the Caribbean, Grant understands the intersectional challenges that women face entering a male-dominated industry. Despite these hurdles, Grant has fostered a geospatial business that impacts systemic inequities in education and access to digital technology. WE Empower intern, Revere Wood, interviewed Valrie Grant and expands on her company’s support of the UN SDGs.