GENUINE PARTNERSHIP TO SUCCESS
Dr. Melida A. Harris-Barrow serves on the advisory board for Genuine Partnership to Success, Inc. She is a dynamic and much sought-after motivational speaker who addresses large audiences worldwide in schools, businesses, prisons, universities and church congregations. She has earned the reputation as a Distinguished Leader among Heads of States, Clergy, and Dignitaries around the world.
Dr. Harris-Barrow founded the Panama World Trade & Investment Foundation (PWTIF), a nonprofit organization focused on creating links among people, businesses, and nations. In 2014, she embarked on another mission to lobby the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (CCIAP) for the establishment of a Caribbean/Africa Pavilion at EXPOCOMER 2015. She was successful and was granted the rights to be the sole promoter and Administrator of said pavilion.
Dr. Harris-Barrow has received numerous awards for her leadership, advocacy and service. This includes: The Afrique Award for Promoting the African Culture, the Chicago Carifette Committee Award for Leadership-Contribution in Promoting Caribbean Culture, Global Humanitarian Award by Love International from Trinidad & Tobago, Chicago Great Leader Award, and iChange Nations – “Women Leadership” Award, and the Presidential Award from the former President of Ethiopia – Girma Wolde. Recently Dr. Harris Barrow was awarded for her valuable contribution to society as a permanent and high representative of the Afro-Descendant Culture in Panama from the organizers of the 5th International African Festival of Panama 2016.