CEO / Founder, Mama Hope
Nyla is CEO and founder of Mama Hope, an organization that builds the capacity of 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 Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana, Ethiopia, Guatemala, India and the U.S.
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.
In 2015, she was a finalist for the Global Citizen of the Year Award. In 2017, she was honored for her work as a Female Leader in Eileen Fisher’s Fall campaign “Power: In the Words of Women” and was profiled in Forbes under the headline: “The Business of Hope: What It Takes and How One Woman Inspired it.”
Recently, Nyla’s work in philanthropy 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.