LBW 060: Meet Patrice Juah, Former Miss Liberia and Ladybrille Woman of the Month January 2018

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 is also the Founder and Creative Director of Moie, a diversified social enterprise with core competencies in media, public relations, events planning and retail management services.

She has received numerous recognitions including as a keynote speaker at the Global Entrepreneurship Week in Geneva, Switzerland  (2016), as the national  keynote speaker at the International Day of the Girl Child (2015) – Ministry of Gender and Children’s Protection – Liberia, and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Girls Education in Africa Conversation – Washington D.C (2014).

PODCAST PREVIEW

  • Patrice’s vision for 2018
  • Patrice answers our ‘Woman of the Month’ staple questions
  • Patrice delves into her personal background
  • Building a brand
  • Her work as a writer
  • Her philanthropic work
  • Her diverse roles as creator, business owner, and philanthropist. 
  • Advice for young women.

WHERE TO FIND PATRICE JUAH

www.patricejuah.com

ABOUT THE LADYBRILLE WOMAN OF THE MONTH FEATURE

The ‘Ladybrille Woman of the Month’ is a feature on Ladybrillemag.com that celebrates women who empower themselves and others through their contributions and actions in their local and international communities. These women are intelligent, courageous, confident, and innovative. They strive for balance in their personal lives (whether emotionally, mentally, and spiritually), are persistent, and when they fall, they get right back up. These women honor and stand in their truths. They are business and community leaders, visionaries, trailblazers and game changers. They are our sisters, aunties, mothers, friends and so much more. They are “Ladybrille” (brilliant) women.

WHERE TO FIND HOST MS. UDUAK

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LBW 059: Meet Anie Akpe, Founder IBOM LLC & Innov8tiv.com and Ladybrille Woman of the Month December 2017

Anie Akpe is the Founder and CEO of IBOM LLC and Innov8tiv Magazine. Akpe is also an avid advocate for diversity and inclusion within the technology(tech) space. Through Innov8tiv, she seeks to highlight the under-represented players in tech such as Blacks in tech, Africans in tech, women in tech and minorities in tech. In 2016,  she officially launched Networq App, an indie app that helps people improve how they network by allowing users to exchange electronic business cards. Recently, she also launched African Women in Technology (AWIT), an enterprise on a mission to empower young girls and women in tech and close the gender gap. In 2017, AWIT held events in Mozambique & Kenya.

PODCAST PREVIEW

  • Personal background
  • Business and personal philosophy
  • Her work in the financial industry
  • How a personal dilemma (divorce) led to IBOM, LLC
  • Breaking into the technology industry
  • Establishing Innov8tiv.com 
  • Establishing AWIT
  • Leadership philosophy
  • Effective business operations
  • Hiring and managing people
  • Mentorship

WHERE TO FIND ANIE AKPE

IBOM LLC

Innov8tiv Magazine

Email: (anie.akpe@innov8tiv.com)

Twitter & Instagram: @AnieAkpe 

ABOUT THE LADYBRILLE WOMAN OF THE MONTH FEATURE

The ‘Ladybrille Woman of the Month’ is a feature on Ladybrillemag.com that celebrates women who empower themselves and others through their contributions and actions in their local and international communities. These women are intelligent, courageous, confident, and innovative. They strive for balance in their personal lives (whether emotionally, mentally, and spiritually), are persistent, and when they fall, they get right back up. These women honor and stand in their truths. They are business and community leaders, visionaries, trailblazers and game changers. They are our sisters, aunties, mothers, friends and so much more. They are “Ladybrille” (brilliant) women.

WHERE TO FIND HOST MS. UDUAK

Website: www.msuduak.com

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LBW 058: Meet Fatmata Barrie, Lawyer, Immigration Activist and Ladybrille Woman of the Month November 2017


Fatmata Barrie is a proud District 20 (Silver Spring/Takoma, Maryland) resident who wants to make the district strong and prosperous for all residents. Her family migrated to the United States from Sierra Leone, West Africa, at the age of 11, and settled in Florida.  She received her B.S. in Psychology from the Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University and her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law. For the past fifteen years, she has lived in White Oak, Maryland and has dedicated her life to the service of her community and spent most of her adult life as an activist and advocate for the educational rights of children, including those with special needs.

During her 15 years in District 20, she has advocated for immigrant rights and protections, affordable housing, affordable and practical transportation options, economic development that benefits everyone in the community, access to quality education, health benefits and public safety by working with the local police department, the county and the community to hold meetings to promote proper dialogue. She is vying to represent the wonderful community in Annapolis and to also make sure that the voiceless are heard and to ensure that those who are under-served have a voice and are represented.

She is also an attorney who has litigated many special education cases representing students with special needs against the D.C. Public School system to ensure that the students receive their legally mandated Free and Appropriate Public Education; this includes the provision of needed educational and related services. As a special education advocate, she advocates for appropriate testing and services for students. As an immigration attorney, she works diligently to ensure that immigrants receive their immigration benefits and helps immigrants navigate the U.S. immigration system.

PODCAST PREVIEW

  • The three awesome things that have happened to her in 2017
  • Her personal background
  • Importance of a good support system
  • The need for women to support each other
  • Becoming a lawyer
  • Community grassroots advocacy
  • Running for office 
  • Muslim Faith and impact on decision to run
  • Fighting for immigrant rights
  • DACA Children
  • Leadership philosophy

WHERE TO FIND FATMATA BARRIE

Website: https://www.fatmatabarrie.com

ABOUT THE LADYBRILLE WOMAN OF THE MONTH FEATURE

The ‘Ladybrille Woman of the Month’ is a feature on Ladybrillemag.com that celebrates women who empower themselves and others through their contributions and actions in their local and international communities. These women are intelligent, courageous, confident, and innovative. They strive for balance in their personal lives (whether emotionally, mentally, and spiritually), are persistent, and when they fall, they get right back up. These women honor and stand in their truths. They are business and community leaders, visionaries, trailblazers and game changers. They are our sisters, aunties, mothers, friends and so much more. They are “Ladybrille” (brilliant) women.

WHERE TO FIND HOST MS. UDUAK

Website: www.msuduak.com

CONTACT & LINKS

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LBW 057: Meet Funmilola Fagbamila, Rising Global Leader and Ladybrille Woman of the Month October 2017

Funmilola Fagbamila is a Nigerian American scholar, activist, playwright and artist. While her artistry is multifaceted, including spoken word and hip hop, her current project, entitled The Intersection, is a stage play on the complexities of black identity and what she has coined the “black liberation ego”. Having recently completed her graduate program at UCLA in Black Studies, Funmilola now serves as a professor of Pan African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. As an original member of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, she has been organizing with BLM since its inception in 2013. In 2015, Funmilola was honored by the United States Congress and the Black Community, Clergy and Labor Alliance for her commendable activist scholarship, service and struggle. She frequently sits on community panels regarding police brutality, criminal justice and overall wellness in black communities; most recently presenting at a conference held by the UCLA School of Law.

PODCAST PREVIEW

  • Personal background.
  • Life philosophy.
  • Bridging the Black-American and African communities through her work.
  • Juggling her career as a professor, activist, playwright and artist.
  • Dealing with self doubt.
  • Her self-care routine.
  • Dealing with public scrutiny and criticism.
  • What’s next for Funmilola (career and personal).

WHERE TO FIND FUNMILOLA FAGBAMILA

Website: https://www.funmilola.com

ABOUT THE LADYBRILLE WOMAN OF THE MONTH FEATURE

The ‘Ladybrille Woman of the Month’ is a feature on Ladybrille.com that celebrates women who empower themselves and others through their contributions and actions in their local and international communities. These women are intelligent, courageous, confident, and innovative. They strive for balance in their personal lives (whether emotionally, mentally, and spiritually), are persistent, and when they fall, they get right back up. These women honor and stand in their truths. They are business and community leaders, visionaries, trailblazers and game changers. They are our sisters, aunties, mothers, friends and so much more. They are “Ladybrille” (brilliant) women.

WHERE TO FIND HOST MS. UDUAK

Website: www.msuduak.com

CONTACT & LINKS

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