President & Founder
Thérésa is a French-Guinean-Kenyan third culture kid born and raised in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. She is a Regulatory Consultant currently working in Molecular Science and Genomics research. She moved to the United States in 1998 and went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from Morgan State University and a Master’s degree from the University of Maryland’s School of Pharmacy. As an immigrant living in America, she never allowed herself to forget how important it is for Africans in the diaspora to be advocates and activists for their homeland. As a child, she would go out with her mother to some of the poorest areas in the city to deliver bags of rice, clothes, toys, meats, books, and medicines. It was then that Thérésa learned the importance of giving back by volunteering and advocating for those whose voices are not heard. As an adult she has continued her parent’s legacy by working and volunteering with various organizations such as The Concrete Reauxs Project (Director of Affairs), The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Light the Night Walk planning committee member), D.C Central Kitchen, City Year, House of Ruth, Hands on DC, and NAMI to name a few.
She has always been passionate about women’s rights and fighting gender based inequalities.
In the fall of 2018, she decided to create an organization focused on providing assistance to women and young girls. Her goal is to work and collaborate with like-minded mission focused individuals and organizations to find solutions that will help close gaps that create challenges for women and young girls.