Dame Pamela Gordon-Banks To Be Honoured

December 3, 2015

Former Bermuda Premier Dame Pamela Gordon-Banks will be honoured by the “Girl Be Heard” organisation at a Gala this evening [Dec 3] in New York City.

“Girl Be Heard” describes themselves as a “New York City-based nonprofit theatre company that brings global issues affecting girls center stage by empowering young women to tell their stories.”

Dame Pamela Gordon-Banks will be honoured alongside Dr. Shirley Cason Reed, the International President of the Women’s Missionary Society of the AME Church.

Photo courtesy of Girl Be Heard:


“We stand on the shoulders of these humble, spiritual giants,” said Jessica Greer Morris, CEO and Executive Director of Girl Be Heard.

“While girls in every corner of the world face human rights abuses, it is a blessing to know that women like Dr. Reed and Dame Pamela are availing themselves in love and service to the communities where they are needed most.”

In describing Dame Pamela on their website, the organisation said, “Making history as the first female Premier of Bermuda, Dame Pamela Gordon-Banks has broken countless ceilings, educationally and economically.

“Growing up as a teen mom in her country, Dame Gordon-Banks rose to become one of the most beloved and respected leaders in Bermuda and beyond.

“When Dame Gordon-Banks was sworn in as the Premier on March 27, 1997, she became the first woman, and youngest person ever, to hold that post. At that time, only 5% of heads of government were women—and only 3% were women of color.

“Dame Gordon-Banks thinks globally and acts locally. She remains in her community today, being of service to her fellow Bermudians, and does extensive community service to empower girls around the world.

“Dame Gordon-Banks and her husband, Andrew Banks, have been instrumental in creating a partnership between Girl Be Heard company members and the members of the larger Bermudian community, sponsoring a cross cultural exchange program.”

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  1. Congratulations, and we wish you many more successes.

  2. Tony Brannon says:


  3. Nathalee Simons says:

    Congratulations to Dame Pamela, I continue to admire this Lady, I met her when i moved to Bermuda in 2000 and knew that regardless of the ‘stories’ people want to have of her there was genuine substance within her which had nothing do do with gaining Political points.

    I googled her name once just to see what the world outside of Bermuda knew of her and was very impressed that she is quietly making a diference outside of Public Office.

    - National Women’s History Museum in D.C
    - Women in Public Service Project
    - Contributing to Univ. of Florida(with her family), which provides schorlarships to talents students from disadvantaged economic background

    Pray for your continued success in giving back and making a tangible difference, regardless of where you are located.

    God Blessing Always

  4. geebie says:


  5. lizard says:

    A Lady with class along with her sister Pat.

  6. Takbir Karriem Sharrieff says:

    Congratulations Dame Pamela Gordon -Banks.Step forward now Bermuda and Honour all of our accomplished women of service to our community like Dame Lois Browne Evans Dame Jennifer Smith,the Dr.Honorable Barbara Ball and I am sure by now many others.Put away our past biases and step up to the plate.

    • 32n64w says:

      “Best of luck to my Party to get it right this time.We are with you if you do…….O.B.A is not an option. ”

      What happened to putting “away our biases”? Or does this only work one way?

      • Onion Juice says:

        How can you compare with Dame Lois Browne Evans and Dr. Barbara Ball, when these ladies, who gave their life, where FIGHTING against the Institution she supported.
        MAZUMBO also gave his life.

  7. Raul says:

    Wonderful lady. Down to earth like her husband. Great people.

  8. Patricia says:

    Yes she is a wonderful and down to earth lady. So glad I was able to get to know a little about her and work with her when she was Premier. Congratulations Dame Pamela Gordon-Banks. Wishing you all the best. Happy Holidays to you and your family.