D. Yvonne Rivers

D. Yvonne Rivers has been the Principal of The Phoebe Marketing Group since 1997, a business development, marketing and training company serving globally and headquartered in Washington, DC. Yvonne is a graduate of Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and studied graduate marketing at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Yvonne has over thirty years of business experience and is the creator and producer of ‘American Dream Business Pitch’ established as ‘DC Shark Tank’, now Phoebe Pitch Tank which is a business pitch competition established in 2015 that has developed tremendous accolades and exposure for Yvonne in ‘Black Enterprise Magazine. Ms. Rivers has over 25 years of experience in marketing and media.

Yvonne’s work as conference facilitator and presenter for Small Business Administration (SBA) Yvonne is a Master Trainer with her custom curriculum in teaching entrepreneurship. Phoebe Global expanded with an office in Washington, DC in 2010 and has collaborative partnerships in social entrepreneurship on (4) continents, Africa, Asia, Europe and United States and Canada and provides training in (5) languages. Ms. Rivers is a member of Society of International Development, (SID-DC), International Consulting Women (ICW), Office of Women in Trade (OWIT-DC) and Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global (WEEG).

Vision Statement
My vision for my participation as a board member of United Nations Association of the National Capital Area is to bring a focused lens of support and guidance for global cooperation and sustainability as a women entrepreneur and leader of color. My global experience has allowed me the privileged to “walk in the shoes” of persons who seek help and bring focus to the vision from a unique perspective. My intention is to bring a voice of advocacy, partnership, reason, solidarity, and sustainability to this board. I cherish and honor the privilege and the responsibility.