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Phoenix Ariana Ricks

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Washington D.C.

MA, Cambridge
US Department of State

Phoenix Ricks is the founder and CEO of Girl Friday, a boutique global affairs firm in Washington, D.C. Girl Friday helps public figures and clients across industries navigate complex policies, build sustainability programs, and develop communications and advocacy strategies. Prior to launching Girl Friday, Phoenix led U.S. public affairs and social impact at SHEIN and directed government initiatives for PepsiCo in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Before joining the private sector, she spent most of her career in public diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State. With degrees in the sciences, jurisprudence, and creative writing (Howard University, American University, and the University of Cambridge, respectively), Phoenix ensures that research and geopolitical analysis are always central to Girl Friday’s strategies and programs.

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