photo by Saad Salloum
"Growing up in a region known for upheaval, MarieJoe advocates for doing business in a way that is environmentally responsible. As a branding professional, she consults companies across the Middle-East, Europe, and Africa, to build a sustainable and scalable brand image and presence."
Mariejoe believes in social change and impact, one small action at a time. She served as an active member for several causes and NGOs across the years, such as the LLWB, Vital Voices, and Child of Lebanon, was a founding member of Child of Lebanon, the Lebanese Policy Advocates Program, in partnership with the LLWB, NCLW and Vital Voices, to help improve women labor laws in Lebanon, and the Better Business Group with the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce.
She lectured to 10 generations of students in graphic design and graphic print production at the Saint Joseph University in Lebanon, from 2004 to 2014.
In May 2021, the Vital Voices GROW (VV GROW) Fellowship was proud to announce 50 outstanding women business leaders from 28 countries across the globe to be a part of the Fellowship’s 2021 Cohort. Among them, Mariejoe Raidy from Lebanon, who moved to Paris right after the explosion that devastated Beirut, left 300,000 civilians homeless, wounded more than 6,000, and killed more than 200.
Mariejoe is currently founder / Creative Director with CreAZ, a branding consultancy agency in Paris.
She is also communication expert with the European Commission, and associate professor at Paris Dauphine university - PSL.
2021 | Selected for the VV Grow Fellow 8th cohort with 50 businesswomen from 27 countries across 7 regions with Vital Voices global partnership, DC.
2010 | Nominated for the Goldman Sachs and Fortune Global Women Leaders Award, NYC.
2007 | Selected for the Fortune/State Department International Women Leaders Mentoring Partnership, US.
2007 | The Fortune 500 Most Powerful Women summit, US.