Who Is She

Personal information

Founder, President, Social Entrepreneur and Editor-in-Chief
Patricia Bitar Cherfan

Contact information / Work

Naccache, Bitar & Kiame Bldg., Eye and Ear Hospital Street.
961 4 522190

Social Media


  • 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
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Greek
  • Italian

Work history

  • Founder and President, 2014-present, PiDRAYA a social enterprise for cultural platforms and socially responsible affairs.
  • Chairperson – Leadership Committee, YWCA, 2006-present.

Honorary office and memberships

  • 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.


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.