Our Entrepreneurs

Nomi Network

Diana Mao & Alissa Williams

Diana Mao is dedicated to economically and socially empowering survivors of human trafficking. She is experienced in governmental consulting, domestic and international economic development, social entrepreneurship, and microfinance. She has a degree in business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a master’s degree in public administration with a specialization in international management from New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Diana is a recent graduate of the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program, a Co-Chair for the Nexus Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Working Group, an advisory board member of the Equality Fund, and a former mentor for The Bush Center Women's Initiative Fellowship.

 


 

​Alissa Ayako Williams is dedicated to women’s empowerment, civil rights, and social justice. Her vocational calling was shaped by service opportunities with InterVarsity and Radical Living NYC. She is experienced in nonprofit governance, grassroots advocacy, research, grantmaking, and facilitating diversity initiatives. She has a degree in theatre and American studies from Skidmore College, was the recipient of the Margaret Ellen Clifford Memorial Prize for excellence in theatre, and was a two-time TCG Leadership University Grantee through the Mellon Foundation. She recently graduated from Faith In NY’s Prophetic Leadership School, and she lives in Brooklyn with her husband.  

Nomi Network’s (“Nomi”) mission is to provide economic opportunities to survivors and women at risk of human trafficking by equipping them with the necessary leadership, entrepreneurship, and production skills to become financially independent. Our vision is a world without slavery where every woman can know her full potential. Specifically, we aim to train and help employ 100,000 women and adolescent girls in the next five years, while ensuring that over 400,000 children have the opportunity to attend school. Through our rural empowerment approach, we seek to measure the reduction of sex trafficking among women and children.

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