Born in Cuba where she trained as a professional dancer, Yhordanka migrated to Jamaica in 2003 after marrying her husband and now business partner Ketao Akwanza. She taught herself to read, write and speak English as well as sales, computer and business skills. She is a do it yourself-er, who enjoys housework and taking care of her family. Yhordanka is the Co-Founder and COO of Eyeland Eyewear LTD. A leading eye care company in Jamaica with locations islandwide. After exploring the dance world in Jamaica during her first year on the island she decided to switch careers and dedicated herself entirely to her husband’s family business. She managed the first Eyeland Eyewear store and later managed their second location. In 2006, she focused on customer relations and purchases for the three new locations. In 2016 after a short-lived merger of many family optical stores, she became the COO of eight Eyeland Eyewear stores. Since then the company has grown to seventeen locations and a head office with over sixty employees. Yhordanka a jack of all trades and ensures that the team is well trained, the company is marketed, the stores are furnished with the best quality and the best styles in eyewear, and guaranteed customer service. She has a passion for style and sharing creative poses on Instagram. She also uses Instagram as a platform to bring awareness to up-and-coming entrepreneurs and their businesses as well as social and environmental issues. Her creative style has been published in international magazines, InStyle magazine, and National News Papers.
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