The faces behind Women Thrive Worldwide.
Office of the President
Patricia T. Morris is an internationally known leader in women’s empowerment and development, and a gender-mainstreaming expert with a career spanning more than 20 years. Her work has taken her to Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America.
Emily joined Women Thrive as the Director for Global Partnerships after more than five years working with communities and grassroots organizations in Indonesia, Cameroon, and the Caribbean.
Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships
Communications and Outreach
Stephanie Arzate is a senior at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. She is passionate about women’s leadership and strongly believes empowering women is the key to a country’s development.
Melanie runs a tight ship at Women Thrive HQ, where she oversees all finances and operations.
Mina Alemzadeh joined Women Thrive in October 2013. She helps keeps the trains moving for the organizational advancement team.
Policy and Government Affairs
Born to Portuguese and Norwegian parents—and brought up in England and the Netherlands—Monica self-identifies as a Third-Culture-Kid (TCK), a term and identity she is proud of and not afraid to share!
Chrissy joined Women Thrive Worldwide in December 2012. As Senior Manager of Policy and Government Affairs, Chrissy leads Women Thrive’s work on gender-based violence and contributes to work on foreign aid effectiveness.
Melissa brings deep experience within the international development community to her job at Women Thrive.
Noel works with the Women Thrive team and its partners to strengthen global education goals and improve learning for girls and boys around the world.
Elise Young has worked in the international development and policy field for over 12 years and specializes in both programmatic and policy analysis of food and agricultural security, fair trade, economic development, livelihood security, gender integration and general foreign aid reform. Follow Elise on Twitter @EliseThrive.