Our mission is to end human trafficking by creating pathways to safe employment, empowering women and girls to break cycles of exploitation in their families and communities.
A Girl with Much to Give
Our organization is named after a girl named Nomi, whom the founders met while traveling in Cambodia. By the time Nomi was eight years old, she had been previously trafficked by her stepfather and suffered unthinkable abuse. Nomi Network was founded to be the network behind Nomi, providing a future for thousands of other women and girls like her. Today, Nomi is a resilient young woman who radiates warmth despite the trauma she has faced. Nomi inspires us to keep fighting for a world where every woman and girl can know her full potential.
“While the situation in India is incredibly worrying, we have hope after hearing about the holistic response of Nomi Network and their women. Nomi Network’s economic empowerment program teaches women life skills, such as how to save money, and maintain proper hygiene. These skills are now essential to them and their communities.”
“Upon graduation from Nomi’s vocational training program, women can celebrate the economic stability that distances both them and their children from a trafficker’s grip.”
“Nomi Network partners with a training center in Cambodia where women ages 18 to 35 learn how to sew and create eco-friendly handbags and accessories. The handbags, made with recycled rice bags, are sold by retailers around the world. Ms. Mao says 100% of the profits from product sales are invested back into training and education opportunities for the women.”
Our Board of Directors
Nomi Network’s Board of Directors is responsible for providing oversight, guidance, and leadership to the organization. These experienced and dynamic individuals leverage their talents, resources, and experience to further Nomi Network’s mission, while stewarding board responsibilities and duties to enhance the organization’s success.
Nomi Network Global Advisory Board
Our Board of Advisors is comprised of professionals across various sectors who offer their expertise and networks to advance Nomi Network’s mission.
Anna Zhang, KKR & Co. Inc An-me Chung, Mozilla Foundation
Breana Teubner, Gap Inc.
Carina Reyes, Albertsons
Catherine Hartman, Harper+Scott
Charity Wallace, Wallace Global Impact
Daisy Pena, Twilio Danielle Classman, Target
Edwin Keh, Hong Kong Textile Research Institute Emily Burroughs, BGSF Emily Nielson Jones, Imago Dei Fund Gayle Embrey, Embrey Interests and Embrey Family Foundation Greg Furman, Luxury Council
Hannah Chang, The End Fund James Vanreusel
Jamie Lund, Polyphonic.
Jason Wang, Cypress Advisors
John Damonti, Bristol Myers Squibb
Jonathan Ward, Miami-Dade County International Trade Consortium
Joshua Cheng, Veriti Management Kate Anketill
Kim Ogden Bridgespan
Kinsen Siu, Lafayette 148
Laura Batty, PIMCO
Lauren Embrey Embrey Family Foundation
Leslie Lang, Cassia Foundation Paige Richey, Goldman Sachs Radhi Chagarlamudi, Zuora
Randy Belcher, Fossil
Robert Kim, Caprock
Sarah Hayes, Patagonia Shannon Sedgwick Davis, Bridgeway Foundation Shivangi Khanna, Gingerbread Capital Sridhar Seshadri, University of Austin Texas
Suman Saran, Gap
Tim Ortez, Weingart Foundation
Tina Tran, Facebook
Tizia-Charlotte Frohwitter, ParTec Cluster Competence Center GmbH
Tong Ip, Neropol
Wesley Nguyen, Workforce Training and Education Training Boar
Nomi Network Dallas Advisory Board
Emily Burroughs, BGSF Caren Locke, TIAA Elliott Goudge, Castlerock Exploration Lisa Rulli, Twenty-First Century Group
Navolia Bryant, Premier Trailer Leasing Paige Richey, Goldman Sachs
Rhonda Davenport, Comerica Sook Chua, EY