Patrice Juah is a Mandela Washington Fellow of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Writer, Poet, Entrepreneur, Broadcaster, Communications Strategist, Girls’ Education Advocate, Global Speaker and former Miss Liberia, dedicated to changing Liberia’s image within the international community. She strives to motivate and empower young women by supporting several local non-profit organizations’ efforts in educating women on topics such as HIV/AIDs, teenage pregnancy, education, and workforce development. She founded the Martha Juah Educational Foundation, named in honor of her mother, a retired primary school teacher of 47 years, to advocate for scholarships for young girls in rural Liberia. Patrice holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and Political Science, an advanced certificate in Fashion Design, and a Certificate in Business & Entrepreneurship. Ms. Juah is the founder of Moie, a diversified social enterprise with core competencies in media, public relations, events planning and retail management services.