CEO/ Managing Director of Business Development and Strategy
Fatimeh Barrie, CEO, Managing Director of Business Development and Strategy
Fatimeh is a dynamic, results-driven marketing and business development strategist. She is currently the Founder and CEO of two businesses, Innovative Growth Partners and Modern Day Woman. Modern Day Woman focuses on increasing virtual work opportunities for women unable to work in the traditional workspace benefiting them, their families and the larger economy. Formerly, she worked for a privately held international wholesale business as the Business Development Manager. There she demonstrated success driving multimillion-dollar revenue growth while providing visionary sales and marketing leadership in highly competitive markets. Since then, she has provided business development and business strategy consulting for a variety of small businesses varying in industry type.
Prior, Fatimeh was a political appointee under the Obama Administration where she served in two capacities, Special Assistant to the Director of The President’s Commission on White House Fellowships and Public Relations Manager. At the White House, she managed the White House Fellowships Program branding initiative, developed innovative recruitment and outreach strategies, and forged partnerships to increase program funding. In addition, Fatimeh advised the Director on process improvement and organizational development.
Fatimeh is highly skilled in market research; identifying new markets and new ways to reach existing markets, benchmarking, strategic positioning, negotiating, b2b communication, forging partnerships and driving revenue growth—producing long-term business value. Throughout her professional life, Fatimeh has always been involved and passionate about Women Leadership.
In addition, she has consistently been involved with organizations that support and cultivate the next generation of American Leaders. From participation to management of such nonprofit organizations, she has built a keen interest in helping the youth unlock their leadership potential while developing winning strategies for educational and leadership development programs.
She holds a Master’s degree from George Mason University in International Commerce and Policy with a Focus in Governance. During her graduate studies she was a Fellow of the Shinnyo-en Foundation where she worked on the “Six Billion Paths to Peace Initiative”- her project focused on how globalization has increased the importance of intercultural and interfaith dialogue. She is Board Member of Women Flex, a non-profit organization primarily focusing on women entrepreneurship and professional development.