Maimah Karmo


In 2009, Maimah Karmo was awarded a L’Oreal Paris’ Woman of Worth award. In 2010, she received the Congressional Black Caucus Leadership in Advocacy Award, and the Running Start “Women to Watch Award”. She worked with Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz on the Breast Cancer Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young (EARLY) Act, and after its passage, in October 2011, Maimah was appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women, a committee established by the Affordable Care Act, on which she works to develop initiatives to increase knowledge of breast health and breast cancer, for women under the age of 45 and those at heightened risk for developing the disease. She is a sought after speaker and media personality, regularly called upon to speak on Capitol Hill and other venues, as a health, leadership, advocacy and empowerment expert.