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Ashro Woman: Charmain C

Meet Woman of the Week, Charmain, from Jamaica

This lovely lady has a very unique middle name—Mighty—and she definitely lives up to it!

Not only does Charmain dress with remarkable style, but she is mighty in her commitment to living her best life. Deeply inspired by her mother’s giving spirit, Charmain puts her heart and soul into helping others. It’s where she finds her joy. Working as a welfare manager and a justice of the peace gives her endless opportunities to help others. Please join us in wishing Charmain success as she studies to be a minister— a very mighty pursuit.

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Name
Charmain C.
Where do you live (city & state)?
Portmore, Jamaica
How would you describe the Ashro woman? How do you embody her?
An Ashro woman is determined to succeed at all cost, confident but humble.
What makes you get up every morning?
My commitment to living my best life and serving others
What do you do for a living? What do you like most about it? What don’t you like?
I am a trained Administrator currently working as a Welfare Manager in the Industrial Security Industry. It brings me great joy to assist employees find life solutions to their challenges and seeing the smiles on their faces when the change has come. I don’t like to see people hurting and I cant assit.
How do you spend your free time?
My free time is spent exercising, taking road trips, catching up with family and friends and just enjoying life
What small thing makes you happy?
Seeing someone smiling or being happy because of my intervention
What is your best dish? Who do you make it for—and where do you typically serve it?
I love a good salmon with potatoes and steamed vegetables and my all time favorite ackee and codfish – Jamaica’s national dish. I usually make it for my family
What has been your greatest struggle…and your greatest (or latest) triumph?
My greatest struggle to date was loosing my mother on January 22, 2020 two days before her 72nd birthday. I was not ready to let her go, she was my everything.
Who influenced you the most in your life. Why? And in what way?
My mother influenced me the most with her giving spirit, she gave until there was nothing else to give, she found happiness and joy and making others happy. I commit in her passing to continue her legacy and have prayed for the gift of giving. She was happy and maintained a positive attitude even when everything was not going well.
Do you volunteer or do charity work? Tell us about it!
I am a Justice of the Peace for the island of Jamaica (similar to a Notary Public). Serving as the president of the Family Life Ministries at my church
What do you love about fashion and style?
I look forward to dressing up and just being fashionable everyday. It makes me feel confident, happy and like I cant take on anything that comes my way.
Has anyone in particular influenced your style?
No
What occasions/events do you dress up for? (for example-do you often dress up for church, cultural events, charity events, going out, etc.) And how often do you typically get dressed up?
I dress up for church, I dress up for the office, I get extra dolled up for my birthdays – August 27th
How has your style evolved over time?
I keep current with the latest fashion trends and love to try whats wearing but I still keep the elegant pieces that does not age
Do you wear hats? How often and what type of hat? Do you wear them to church? If so, be sure to share a pic of you in a hat with us!
Oh yes! I wear them to church and outdoor activities
Do you wear headwraps? How often? Where did you learn how to tie it? Share a pic of you in a headwrap with us!
I wear headwraps with my Africian Prints. I just tie them in my own styles.
Do you wear wigs? How often and what length or style? If so, be sure to share a pic of you in a wig with us!
Yes! I wear wigs everyday now! I wear mostly short wigs because of the heat
Are you a woman of faith? How does that faith affect your life? Please tell us more.
I am a woman of faith, I am a Christian, Jesus is the centre of my joy and I wake up each day believing God is able to do exceeding and abundantly more than I can think or imagine.
Do you attend church? What church do you go to and what do you love most about it?
I attend church regularly, I am on the church executive board, I have had theological training and is an active member of my church. I will be reading for my Minister’s Licence soon- God’s willing.
How are you passing along your faith traditions onto your children/grandchildren?
My children are both christian and was baptized. I ensure that my husband and I live our lives as examples for them to emulate. We have our devotions and worship together as much as possible.
Your best advice?
Be the best version of yourself. Trust God and commit everything to Him. Know your purpose and strive for excellence always
What lessons has motherhood (or being a grandmother) taught you?
Motherhood has taught me patience, love and humility. It taught me to love unconditionally. Looking forward to my grandchildren
no
Do you have a memory to share of when you first heard about Ashro or when you received your first catalog?
The Ashro catalogs are gorgeous and the pictures just come alive and I get excited and want to purchase all the new styles!
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Thanks for inspiring us, Charmain!

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