Jo-Ann Hamilton

Jo-Ann A Hamilton, is the founder of SecretBirds, an enterprise, which encourages, supports and empowers girls and women through entrepreneurship.

Jo-Ann is also a United Nations Women Global Champion for Women’s Economic Empowerment, and blogs and speaks about all things entrepreneurship and women. She is passionate about female economic empowerment and works within multiple capacities to encourage entrepreneurship as a viable option to girls and women both as an entrepreneur and with UN Women.

Prior to this, she worked for over a decade in the property and construction industry in multiple roles in the Caribbean, USA and UK. In the past she has also acted as a freelance consultant to non profits seeking ways to improve their business processes.


Jo-Ann is a sustainability enthusiast, avid traveler and keen cyclist and runner who enjoys smiling as much as humanly possible.