Virgin Islander Hafeezah Muhammad became the 2022 U.S. SheEO Venture award recipient for the U.S. on Monday. Three women were named SheEO for the year — one each in the U.S., Canada and U.K. — after a lengthy examination process reviewing thousands of applicants.

Muhammad graduated from Ivanna Eudora Kean High School on St. Thomas in 2000. She was an executive for Verizon for 13 years before becoming vice president of sales and customer experience for one of the largest mental health companies in the U.S., Thriveworks, which provides counselling and psychiatry services. It was there that she found her passion for the mental health and wellbeing for children.