Patricia Bitar Cherfan

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Personal information

Title: 
Founder, President, Social Entrepreneur and Editor-in-Chief

Contact information (work)

Organization/Institution: 
PiDRAYA & HOME Magazine
Address: 
Naccache, Bitar & Kiame Bldg., Eye and Ear Hospital Street.
Landline: 
961 4 522190
Work email address: 
pcherfan@pidraya.net
Work email address 2: 
admin@pidraya.net

Social Media

Twitter: 
@twittepatricia
Skype: 
patricia.cherfan

Education

Certificate, Advanced Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Training, Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), United Kingdom, 2014
Certificate, Leadership for Women, 2013, Leadership Management International (LMI), Texas, United States of America.
Master's Degree (candidate), Social Development Engineering, Saint Joseph University, Lebanon.
Bachelor's Degree, Marketing and Management, 1992, Lebanese American University, Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

Social Entrepreneurship
Women Empowerment
Publishing-Editorial
Corporate Activism
Development
Women Leadership
Cultural Diplomacy
Lebanese Diaspora
Civil Society Advocacy
Cross Sectors partnerships
Languages: 
Arabic
English
French
Greek
Italian

Work history

Founder and President, 2014-present, PiDRAYA a social enterprise for cultural platforms and socially responsible affairs.

Founder, publisher and editor-in-chief, 2014-present, Home for Magazine [www.homeformagazine.com].

Chairperson – Leadership Committee, YWCA, 2006-present.

Honorary office and memberships

Co-founder, Naji Cherfan Foundation, 2009-present. (www.najicherfanfoundation.com).

Founding Member, MEPI-Lebanon Alumni Association, 2008-present.

Board Member, The Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA)-Lebanon, 2006-present.

Chairperson, 2008-2014, The Leadership Committee (formerly Center for Women in Crisis).

Committee member, Together around our Lady Mary - March 25 Jamhour Interfaith Initiative, 2014.

Productions

Major achievements: 

Founder and Producer of the Christmas Caroling for a cause, a choir singing from all faiths for Christmas Celebrations, 2010-present.

Co-founder of the "Annual Award Honoring Women Achievers" on the occasion of International Women's Day (organized by the YWCA), 2010-present.

Initiated the "Inspire Project" at YMCA, whereby monthly roundtables are held to highlight the work of an inspiring woman making a change and a positive impact into society, 2014-present.

Initiated "Booklust", a book club where members meet on a monthly basis to discuss and anaylze a selected book, 2008-present.

Awards and Distinctions

Received the Community Ambassador and Social Visionary Award from the MEPI-Lebanon Alumni Association, January 2014.

Received the Community Ambassador and Social Visionary Award from the MEPI-Lebanon Alumni Association, January 2014.