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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 aims to build a sustainable global supply chain and increase the financial independence of vulnerable and at-risk women. This is accomplished by providing targeted technical and entrepreneurship training, designing and producing market-ready products, and linking products made by these women to the global marketplace. Nomi has employed and trained over 500 women. With the launch of their Advanced Technical Training Fashion Incubator in Cambodia and their Production and Innovation Center in India, they are poised to serve thousands more.
 

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