Lanisia Rhoden
Founder/ Chairman at Young Women/Men of Purpose (YWOP/YMOP)
Location Jamaica
  • Careers Counselling
  • , Youth and Community Development
  • , Careers Counselling
8 / years

  • Master’s Degree in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, at University of Manchester, UK

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Service Management, at University of Technology


Lanisia Rhoden is a Social Entrepreneur who is passionate about youth entrepreneurship and serves as Business Advisor with the HEART Trust/NTA, helping their trainees to develop their businesses and access seed funding. She is the CEO of the Social Enterprise, Link Your Purpose (LYP), an online career development platform created to help young people identify and fulfil their career goals through technology, and expand the services of Young Women/Men of Purpose (YWOP/YMOP), an NGO providing career guidance and mentorship to young people in Jamaica, which she founded in 2009. Lanisia is passionate about youth and community development and has received several awards for her work, including the Commonwealth Youth Award for Excellence in Development Work and the Jamaica Governor General’s Award for Youth Leadership and Community Development. Lanisia has an MSc in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of Manchester, UK as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, a BSc in Food Service Management from the University of Technology, Jamaica, is a Social Enterprise Fellow of The DO School, Germany, and a Young Founder of the Westerwelle Foundation, Berlin.

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