Nyla Rodgers


Founder and CEO, Mama Hope

Nyla is the founder and CEO of Mama Hope, an organization that develops grassroots leaders worldwide by providing them with the funding, training and talent to build sustainable projects. Since 2006 Mama Hope has funded 134 projects that have improved the health, education, food and water security of over 730,000 people throughout numerous countries. Nyla is co-producer of Stop The Pity video campaign, which focuses on changing the image of Africa by addressing common stereotypes. She is also the co-founder of the Global Advocates program, a nine-month instructional career and leadership incubator that trains the next generation of social entrepreneurs.

Nyla’s work has led her to become an activist and philosopher in the cryptocurrency space, where she is a speaker and advocate for greater generosity and altruism in the crypto community. In 2015, she was a finalist for the Global Citizen of the Year Award, and in 2017, she was honored in Eileen Fisher’s Fall campaign, Power: In the Words of Women, and was profiled in Forbes.

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