Finalists

Rima Danielle Jomaa

Why should you be selected?

My life is an example of how we can live in alignment with our morals and ethics. I make choices based on being the change I want to see in the world, including in my work life. I always speak up in the face of injustice and I believe that love within our communities is essential for changing the world. We must come together as humans and my life’s work is dedicated to making that happen. I have a podcast where I interview all of the thought-leaders and game changers in my life to help broadcast their message and provides tools for listeners to incorporate these skills into their lifestyle.

What are your greatest professional accomplishments?

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and I have started up numerous successful businesses. By the age of 29, I brokered a real estate deal for a $2 million hotel and was then hired to manage the property. I have helped clients find healing for years and I consider this my greatest feat. I am constantly featured in magazines, on podcasts, and in blogs for my work.

What are your greatest personal accomplishments?

Achieving my dream of living in the jungle of Costa Rica… I never took no for an answer and didn’t let others dictate how I should live my life.

What work have you done to promote women’s empowerment?

As an animal activist, women’s empowerment goes hand in hand with my work. I have written articles on the topic, as well as being outspoken through social media. I host women’s gathering often in Costa Rica where we get together and empower one another. I have a three part series on my podcast that exclusively discuss women’s empowerment and how women’s liberation will save the earth.

What is it about Purse for the People that you find inspiring?

Your mission and vision is inspiring because we must implement sustainable living choices NOW and you have done so very beautifully. The vibe of your brand is attractive for all and makes being sustainable ‘cool’, which I love! Thank you! I also love that you recognize women and the goddess and that you’re going of our way to honor the goddess.

What does the #gratitude4thegoddess movement mean to you?

It means recognizing that the patriarchy is on the way out and that equality is on the ride. As goddesses, we must recognize one another and ourselves to be able to rise to the occasion of taking this world back. To me, #gratitudeforthegoddess enables women to support one another and to honor one another, versus seeing each other in a light of competition. We are breaking ground!

What work have you done to promote sustainable living or environmental justice?

Through my businesses and jobs, I constantly implement policies that eliminate waste and promote sustainable living. A few examples are: abolished plastic straws in the restaurant I was managing and started a campaign in town for other businesses to do the same. Now, it’s very rare to find a plastic straw in this town. We switched over to 100% biodegradable service containers and cleaning products. We compost, we recycle and we are outspoken about others doing the same. I routinely walk and clean the beaches and roads here. My stance on environmental living is no secret on social media or through my podcast, as well. I could go on, but you see the point!

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