Phelisters Marwa is a public health care professional with six years of experience in the Health Sector at the Ministry of Health Tanzania, Quality Assurance Department. She is a volunteer and the founder of Rural Women Empowerment Tanzania — a platform to empower rural women. Phelisters holds a Master’s degree in Public Health and an MBA, both from Beijing, China. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University and she completed a short course on Monitoring and Evaluation in collaboration with Boston University, Giesel School of Medicine, Muhimbili University. She has revised implementable guidelines in the ministry as National Trainer of trainees. She has also helped to improve health care delivery in rural areas by training health care workers in health facility assessment and quality improvement development plans. She has worked as a volunteer and research fellow in projects with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins (JHPIEGO), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF, FHI360, Pharm access International, Intra health, Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), etc. Phelisters is also a team-leading volunteer and member of Youth of United Nations Association of Tanzania with members in schools and universities across the country; with over 35,000 members in Secondary Schools through 200 UN clubs and 35 UN chapters in universities. It is an important learning platform for young people to practice diplomacy, negotiate and implement nations’ international policies. It is a platform for innovative professionals to use their skills to create value and contribute to development by developing strong leadership, teamwork, and management skills. Phelisters is passionate about women empowerment, volunteerism, youth leadership, and development.