RippleNami® Wins Prestigious Company of the Year in the 2019 Women World Awards®

Winners will be honored at the 2019 Red Carpet Awards Ceremony Dinner in San Francisco

RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, is pleased to announce they have been named Company of the Year for the 2019 Womens World Awards.

The coveted annual Women World Awards program encompasses the world’s best in leadership, innovation, organizational performance, new products and services, and milestones from every major industry in the world. Organizations from all over the world participated including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups.

RippleNami employs a powerful team of women who share a deep conviction that by empowering emerging countries, the world will experience rapid transformation.  RippleNami’s mission is simple: connect the globe’s unconnected citizens with identifications, resources, and services essential to survive and thrive by leveraging their proprietary technology and the mass adoption of mobile phones. RippleNami is headquartered in San Diego with offices in Africa and United Kingdom.

“It is an honor to be named Company of the Year by Women World Awards for this esteemed industry and peer world recognition,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, Chairman and CEO.  “These awards are a testament to RippleNami’s determination to aggressively introduce and deploy our blockchain data visualization platform which empowers individuals and organizations to generate, collect, analyze and transact data to ultimately establish ‘smart economies.’  This award comes on the heels of RippleNami expansion into e-government, agriculture and real-time livestock traceability programme to fuel the change in Africa at a rapid pace. We thank the judges who selected RippleNami and acknowledging our fast track to foster lasting change,” said Connolly-Labelle.  “I would like to personally thank our powerful women including Amy Johnson, COO; Kendra Berger, CFO; Clara Bova, QA; Jewel Zolman, HR and Joyce Yegon, Africa Sales.”

Judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated and their average scores determined the 2019 award winners. Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, October 28, 2019 during the annual Silicon Valley United States (SVUS) Red Carpet Awards Ceremony Dinner in San Francisco attended by the finalists, winners, judges and industry peers.

About RippleNami

RippleNami recognizes that people empowered with real-time and easily accessible information around the world can connect and drive unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that matters most to its users. This cost-effective, device agnostic, cloud-based platform delivers millions of actionable data points on an intuitive map that enables critical decision making and enhanced collaboration for enterprises, nonprofits, and foreign government agencies. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami allows people to chart their world, streamline communications and improve operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About the Women World Awards  

Women World Awards are an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring women in business and the professions and organizations of all types and sizes in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America. The Annual Women World Awards is part of the SVUS Awards® recognition program from Silicon Valley in the United States of America which also includes other programs such as CEO World Awards, Consumer World Awards, Customer Sales and Service World Awards, Golden Bridge Awards, Globee Awards, Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards, Network Products Guide’s IT World Awards, Pillar World Awards, and PR World Awards. For complete list of winners visit https://womenworldawards.com/winners/2019-winners/

RippleNami® Chairman and CEO to Speak at 31st Annual National Defense Department of the Navy Conference in San Diego

San Diego – July 22, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, announced today that its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, will speak at the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Department of the Navy (DoN) Gold Coast Conference with Bank of America Merrill Lynch on July 25, 2019, in San Diego, California.

Connolly-LaBelle will share her in-depth experience working directly with foreign leaders, reveal the horsepower behind RippleNami’s technology platform and how it’s converting Africa’s development challenges into prosperity and furthering its sovereign powers.

Technology is the major driver of human advancement.  By 2030, Africa will have the world’s largest workforce.  RippleNami’s mission is for every one of the 1.3 billion current citizens to be connected, digitally skilled and an empowered global citizen. RippleNami is working closely with African leaders to execute on connecting unconnected people to resources and services needed with an easy-to-use blockchain data visualization solution leveraging the proliferation of mobile phones.  RippleNami is headquartered in San Diego with offices in Africa and the United Kingdom.

The DoN Gold Coast Event is the premier Navy procurement conference in the country. Gold Coast provides a forum to educate, guide, and assist businesses, large and small, in support of the warfighter mission within Department of the Navy and throughout the Department of Defense.

Leaders from both government and industry will discuss critical policy, programs and maritime service issues in insightful panels, workshops, and networking events to identify how to meet DoN needs with cutting edge solutions. Attendees will have an opportunity to connect with over 200 government agencies and industry organizations, including Acquisition Professionals from the 10 Navy Systems Commands acquisition commands. One-on-one matchmaking sessions provide a unique opportunity for industry personnel to meet key government procurement authorities. As the only DoN co-sponsored procurement event, Gold Coast is invaluable for everyone interested in growing their business through defense contracting.  The conference will be held July 24 -26, 2019 at the San Diego Convention Center.

About RippleNami

RippleNami recognizes that people empowered with real-time and easily accessible information around the world can connect and drive unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that matters most to its users. This cost-effective, device agnostic, cloud-based platform delivers millions of actionable data points on an intuitive map that enables critical decision making and enhanced collaboration for enterprises, nonprofits, and foreign government agencies. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami allows people to chart their world, streamline communications and improve operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About the National Defense Industrial Association 

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is America’s leading Defense Industry association promoting national security. Each year NDIA holds an annual Department of the Navy Gold Coast Event which is the premier Navy procurement conference in the country. Gold Coast provides a forum to educate, guide, and assist businesses, large and small, in support of the warfighter mission within Department of the Navy and throughout the Department of Defense. The San Diego Chapter of NDIA is proud to present the NDIA 31st Annual Department of the Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event:  Engaging with Small Business to Fortify National Defense.  Visit www.ndia-sd.org for more information.

About Bank of America Merrill Lynch   

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 67 million client relationships with approximately 4,400 retail financial centers including more than 1,700 lending centers, more than 1,900 Merrill Edge investment centers and more than 1,300 business centers, approximately 16,100 ATMs, and award-winning digital banking with more than 36 million active users, including 25 million mobile users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations across the United States, its territories and more than 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. For more Bank of America news, visit www.bankofamerica.com.

RippleNami® CEO Named Finalist for CEO of the Year Awards

San Diego Business Journal Honors the Top CEOs on June 19, 2019

San Diego – June 17, 2019, RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, is pleased to announce their Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, has been named a finalist for the 2019 CEO of the Year Awards.

Each year, the San Diego Business Journal recognizes industry leaders’ great achievements within their companies and in the community. The winners and finalists are lauded for demonstrating determination and insight yielding huge successes for their organizations. These executives have taken the lead in driving their businesses and the local economy. The San Diego Business Journal honors these CEOs by hosting an exclusive reception and awards program to honor the winners, finalists and guests.

Technology is the major driver of human advancement.  By 2030, Africa will have the world’s largest workforce.  RippleNami’s mission is for every one of the 1.3 billion current citizens to be connected, digitally skilled and an empowered global citizen. RippleNami is working closely with African leaders to execute on connecting unconnected people to resources and services needed with an easy-to-use blockchain data visualization solution leveraging the proliferation of mobile phones.  RippleNami is headquartered in San Diego with offices in Africa and United Kingdom.

“Receiving this distinction from our own backyard is the very essence of what fast-growing global startups like Ripplenami can expect from the San Diego ecosystem. Through our innovative technology, RippleNami is quickly affecting change for people in developing countries. We thank the San Diego judges who selected RippleNami and acknowledging our fast track to foster lasting change,” said Connolly-Labelle.

Connolly-LaBelle and her fellow finalists will be honored at a reception hosted by San Diego Business Journal on June 19th at National University in La Jolla, California.

About RippleNami

RippleNami recognizes that people empowered with real-time and easily accessible information around the world can connect and drive unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that matters most to its users. This cost-effective, device agnostic, cloud-based platform delivers millions of actionable data points on an intuitive map that enables critical decision making and enhanced collaboration for enterprises, nonprofits, and foreign government agencies. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami allows people to chart their world, streamline communications and improve operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About the San Diego Business Journal

Each year the San Diego Business Journal recognizes industry leaders’ great achievements within their companies and in the community. The winners and finalists are lauded for demonstrating determination and insight yielding huge successes for their organizations. These executives have taken the lead in driving their businesses and the local economy. Learn more about the www.sdbj.com.

Athena Pinnacle Awards Honors RippleNami® CEO

Connolly-LaBelle reaching a new Pinnacle at the Khumbu Ice Fall at the base of Mt. Everest, Nepal

California’s Signature Awards Celebrates Women Champions on May 7, 2019

San Diego – May 6, 2019 – RippleNami, Inc., a global technology company offering the first blockchain data visualization platform, announces today that its chairman and chief executive officer, Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, is a finalist in Athena’s 21st Anniversary Pinnacle Awards.  The Annual Pinnacle Awards Celebration is a staple in California’s technology and life sciences sectors, convening 600+ industry leaders to honor those advancing careers of women in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.

In developing nations, females suffer from a multitude of market and cultural disadvantages.  For example, African women farmers are locked out of land ownership, do not have childcare, no access to proper tools, fertilizer or banks, and the list goes on.  African girls spend six hours every day, gathering water and vital provisions rather than learning in school or working to support their families. RippleNami understands that by empowering these deserving women and children, the world will experience rapid transformation.  RippleNami’s mission is simple: connect the globe’s unconnected citizens with identifications, resources, and services essential to survive and thrive by leveraging their proprietary technology and the mass adoption of mobile phones. RippleNami’s proprietary technology solution has been deployed into developing countries is poised to change the global landscape in unforeseen ways.

As an Athena board member, Connolly-LaBelle shares Athena’s deeply held conviction and singular cause to drive a societal impact of this magnitude leveraging her global reach and San Diego roots. Connolly-LaBelle realizes empowering women and children will make the world a better place. Connolly-LaBelle saw something in RippleNami she knew would impact the world & wanted to be part of the sea change it had the potential to affect. Connolly-LaBelle travels the globe witnessing circumstances she never dreamed imaginable. She is quickly helping advance the adoption of RippleNami’s technology to solve problems & change lives in unconnected nations by connecting those in need with essential data.

Every year, Athena Pinnacle Awards places the national spotlight on the individuals, corporations and institutions that excel in mentoring, promoting and advancing women working in the STEM fields. Connolly-LaBelle’s 2019 nomination recognizes her as an extraordinary woman committed to helping women through her global vision and technology solution while affirming the significance of RippleNami’s bold mission.

About RippleNami

RippleNami recognizes that people empowered with real-time and easily accessible information around the world can connect and foster unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first blockchain visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that matters most to users and organizations. Its cost-effective, device agnostic cloud-based platform delivers millions of real-time actionable data points on an intuitive map to customers across enterprises, nonprofits and foreign government agencies that are enabling critical decision making and enhanced collaboration. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami allows people to chart their own world, streamlining communication and improving operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About Athena

Athena is a professional association dedicated to empowering progress together by advancing women in STEM. Athena’s 500+ member community accesses executive leadership forums, educational and mentoring programs, and targeted networking that empower women to accelerate their careers and perform at their highest levels. Athena members hold positions of senior executive, entrepreneur, educator and manager from across the STEM fields, as well as the associated service providers. Learn more about Athena.

 

RippleNami® Board of Directors to Speak at Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts – May 2, 2019 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, announced today that its valued Board of Directors member Glenn D. (Terry) Dunmire, III will speak at the Doing Business in Congo Forum, on May 3, 2019, at Center for African Studies in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Doing Business in Congo Forum at Harvard is dedicated to promoting dialogue around the business climate and investment opportunities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The government of His Excellency the President of DRC Hon. Felix Tshisekedi has indicated its commitment to creating and sustaining a platform of economic growth and prosperity. This forum hopes to engage in dialogue around the issues needed to make this happen. The Democratic Republic of Congo is open for business.

Distinguished guests will include members of DRC government, private sector, leading entrepreneurs and academicians. This is event is sponsored by the Harvard University Center for African Studies.  Panelists will include:

  1. Stephen Lande (President, Manchester Trade)
  2. Glenn D. (Terry) Dunmire, III (Chairman, Groundswell and Board of Directors, RippleNami)
  3. Jean Claude Kabongo (Special Advisor to the President on Investments)
  4. Anthony Nkinzo Kamole (CEO, DRC Investment Agency)
  5. Patricia Nzolantima (Country Manager, Comuni-cart)
  6. Perry Mulenga Diyoka (COO, New Frontier Consulting)
  7. Jonathan Leye (Precision Agriculture)

Dunmire and RippleNami share a deep conviction that by empowering emerging countries, the world will experience rapid transformation.  RippleNami’s mission is simple: connect the globe’s unconnected citizens with identifications, resources, and services essential to survive and thrive by leveraging their proprietary technology and the mass adoption of mobile phones.

Dunmire brings decades of experience as an international attorney, investment banker, and business development specialist. As the Investment Banking and Strategic Business Development Advisor under USAID to the Governments of Egypt and Nigeria, Dunmire was responsible for the privatization programs and procedures having authored privatization processes and procedures for both.  Dunmire is an Honorary U.S. Ambassador for Sustainability to the United Nations General Assembly, former Chairman for Corporate Council on Africa’s Infrastructure Conferences, and Chairman for the committee that wrote policy recommendations for the Obama Administration. Dunmire is a two-time board member of the Corporate Council on Africa, Board of Directors of RippleNami, Inc., Chairman of Groundswell and is currently member of the Atlantic Council.

About RippleNami

RippleNami recognizes that people empowered with real-time and easily accessible information around the world can connect and drive unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that matters most to its users. This cost-effective, device agnostic, cloud-based platform delivers millions of actionable data points on an intuitive map that enables critical decision making and enhanced collaboration for enterprises, nonprofits, and foreign government agencies. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami allows people to chart their world, streamline communications and improve operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About Harvard University Center for African Studies

The Harvard University Center for African Studies supports and promotes Africa-related seminars, workshops, events and conferences in Cambridge, the Boston area and in Johannesburg, South Africa.  For more information, please email africa@harvard.edu.

RippleNami® Named Top 100 “Best Companies in America”

Entrepreneur Magazine Features RippleNami Again in Prestigious Entrepreneur360 List

San Diego – December 19, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, announces today its designation as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America.” Earning this distinction for a second year in a row by Entrepreneur Magazine, the Entrepreneur360™ List is an esteemed compilation delivering the most comprehensive analysis of private companies in America. Based on this study and forged by Entrepreneur, RippleNami is recognized as a well-rounded company that masters a balance of impact, innovation, growth leadership and value.

“It’s no small feat to run in this race for the 2018 Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, RippleNami’s CEO and Chairman. “RippleNami takes considerable pride in representing San Diego’s innovation economy in its work throughout emerging nations in Africa. Working with African leaders to unleash their citizen’s economic potential through our technology solutions, makes it the best job in the world,” Connolly-LaBelle continued.

“Our annual evaluation of vetted data offers a 360-degree analysis of top, privately-held companies across a multitude of industries,” explains Jason Feifer, editor in chief of  Entrepreneur Magazine. “They are deemed successful not only by revenue numbers, but by how well-rounded they are. The companies that make the list have pushed boundaries with their innovative ideas, fostered strong company cultures, impacted their communities for the better, and increased their brand equity.”

RippleNami continues to execute on connecting 5 billion unconnected people to critical resources and services with an easy-to-use blockchain data visualization solution leveraging the proliferation of mobile phones.  Headquartered in San Diego, California, RippleNami’s operations span across Kenya, Uganda, Sierra Leone, the United Kingdom, and Southeast Asia.

Honorees were identified based on a comprehensive study of independently owned companies using proprietary algorithm and other advanced analytics. The algorithm was built on a balanced scorecard designed to measure five metrics reflecting major pillars of entrepreneurship: innovation, growth, leadership, impact and business valuation.  For more on RippleNami, Inc., visit www.ripplenami.com.  For additional details on the E360 List and the awardees visit: www.entrepreneur.com/360.

About RippleNami

RippleNami recognizes that people empowered with real-time and easily accessible information around the world can connect and drive unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that matters most to its users. This cost-effective, device agnostic, cloud-based platform delivers millions of actionable data points on an intuitive map that enables critical decision making and enhanced collaboration for enterprises, nonprofits, and foreign government agencies. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami allows people to chart their world, streamline communications and improve operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About Entrepreneur Media, Inc.

For 41 years, Entrepreneur Media Inc. has been serving the entrepreneurial community by providing comprehensive coverage of business and personal success through original content and events. Entrepreneur Magazine, Entrepreneur.com, GreenEntrepreneur.com and publishing imprint Entrepreneur Press provide solutions, information, inspiration and education read by millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners globally. To learn more, visit www.entrepreneur.com. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram at @Entrepreneur and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/entmagazine.

 

RippleNami® Chief Operating Officer Named Finalist for Women of the Year Award

San Diego Business Journal Honors the Top Business Women on December 13, 2018

San Diego – December 11, 2018, RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, is pleased to announce their Chief Operating Officer, Amy Johnson, has been named a finalist for the 2018 Business Women of The Year Award.

Each year, the San Diego Business Journal recognizes remarkable women business leaders who are making a difference within their companies and communities every day. These women are business leaders, mentors, and community activists.

“Amy could not be more deserving of this status as she consistently inspires others with her supportive and hardworking leadership style,” said RippleNami’s Chairman and CEO, Jaye Connolly-LaBelle. “RippleNami works in Africa and our company is exceeding our operational goals because of Amy.  Being named a finalist for the San Diego Business Journal’s Business Woman of the Year is just one accolade in her bright future.”

Technology continues to be a major driver of human advancement.  By 2030, Africa will have the world’s largest workforce.  RippleNami’s mission is for every one of them to be connected, digitally skilled and an empowered global citizen. RippleNami is working closely with African leaders to execute on connecting unconnected people to resources and services needed with an easy-to-use blockchain data visualization solution leveraging the proliferation of mobile phones.  Headquartered in San Diego, RippleNami’s offices include Kenya, Uganda, Sierra Leone, the United Kingdom, and Southeast Asia.

About RippleNami

RippleNami recognizes that people empowered with real-time and easily accessible information around the world can connect and drive unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that matters most to its users. This cost-effective, device agnostic, cloud-based platform delivers millions of actionable data points on an intuitive map that enables critical decision making and enhanced collaboration for enterprises, nonprofits, and foreign government agencies. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami allows people to chart their world, streamline communications and improve operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About the San Diego Business Journal

Each year the San Diego Business Journal recognizes dynamic women business leaders who have contributed significantly to San Diego’s corporate ecosystem. Now in its 25th year the San Diego Business Journal recognizes these leaders by hosting its biggest and most anticipated reception and awards program honoring the honorees and their guests. Celebrity emcees, a keynote speaker and the awards program are staples of this landmark event. Learn more about the Business Women of the Year.

RippleNami® Chairman and CEO Joins UN Global Compact in San Francisco

Corporate Leaders Convene to Address the Future Face of the Global Workforce

San Diego – December 7, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, announces today that its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, will attend the UN Global Compact and Athena’s collaborative event in San Francisco, California on December 6-7, 2018.

As a leader in women’s empowerment through science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), Connolly-LaBelle joins Athena’s Chief Executive Officer, Holly Smithson, to address ways in which business can take action on promoting gender equality in the workplace, marketplace, and community.

Just returning from Uganda, Connolly-LaBelle spent time with the Wembly Mo Foundation, an orphanage full of talented youth.  “I asked each kid what they wanted to be when they grow up,” said Connolly-LaBelle.  “Full of laughter and joy, their responses ranged from doctor, lawyer, pilot, rapper, pastor, footballer to dancer. RippleNami supports these children and assists them in setting and reaching their dreams.”  Access Wembly’s children in French Montana’s Unforgettable music video.

“RippleNami is a commendable model of how companies can dramatically empower women and children, at scale, said Holly Smithson, CEO of Athena. The sheer horsepower behind RippleNami’s technology platform is converting Africa’s development challenges into prosperity by positioning women out of poverty and into financial independence.”

RippleNami operates on the premise that by empowering these deserving children that the world will experience rapid transformation.  RippleNami’s mission is clear: connect the globe’s unconnected citizens with identifications, resources, and services essential to survive and thrive by leveraging its proprietary technology and the mass adoption of mobile phones.

About RippleNami

RippleNami recognizes that people empowered with real-time and easily accessible information around the world can connect and drive unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that matters most to its users. This cost-effective, device agnostic, cloud-based platform delivers millions of actionable data points on an intuitive map that enables critical decision making and enhanced collaboration for enterprises, nonprofits, and foreign government agencies. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami allows people to chart their world, streamline communications and improve operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About Athena

Athena is empowering progress together by advancing professional women in the STEM workforce. Athena offers its member community instruments for change through professional development, community investment, and market research. Its 20-year history of advancing women in one of the nation’s leading STEM hubs marks Athena as a premier women’s empowerment advocate. For more information visit www.athenasd.org and follow @athenasandiego.

RippleNami® Chairman and CEO Named Top 500 Influential Leader

San Diego Business Journal Honors San Diego’s Top Business Leaders

San Diego – December 5, 2018, RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, is pleased to announce their Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jaye Connolly-LaBelle has been included in the 2019 edition of the San Diego 500: The Book of Influential Business Leaders, published by San Diego Business Journal.

Curated by the San Diego Business Journal newsroom, this coveted list recognizes local business leaders across various industries who serve vital roles within the community, champion civic initiatives and help strengthen the local economy.  Honorees featured in San Diego 500 encompass a wide range of industries, including defense, manufacturing, service providers, financial and technology firms, life sciences, and real estate companies.

“It’s an honor to join the San Diego 500 of the top influential business leaders as RippleNami takes considerable pride in representing San Diego innovation in emerging nations throughout Africa,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle. “RippleNami is working directly with African leaders to unlock their economic potential for citizens with innovative solutions, for a better life for all.”

RippleNami continues to execute on connecting 5 billion unconnected people to resources and services needed with an easy-to-use blockchain data visualization solution leveraging the proliferation of mobile phones.  Headquartered in San Diego, RippleNami’s offices include Kenya, Uganda, Sierra Leone, the United Kingdom, and Southeast Asia.

About RippleNami

RippleNami recognizes that people empowered with real-time and easily accessible information around the world can connect and drive unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that matters most to its users. This cost-effective, device agnostic, cloud-based platform delivers millions of actionable data points on an intuitive map that enables critical decision making and enhanced collaboration for enterprises, nonprofits, and foreign government agencies. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami allows people to chart their world, streamline communications and improve operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About the San Diego Business Journal

Each year the San Diego Business Journal selects 500 influential leaders from every significant sector of the business community.  The executives featured in the San Diego 500 consists of people who have founded or are running a significant business regarding a number of jobs; key products and services; experts who raise the level of the industry here and beyond; and business people who lead in the community.  Learn more about San Diego Business Journal at www.sdbj.com.

 

RippleNami® and Golden Faith Foundation Empower Nigerian Human Trafficking Victims With Entrepreneurship Access

Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Victims Unlock Empowerment

San Diego – November 19, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, announces its partnership with the Golden Faith Foundation (GFF) to enhance humanitarian assistance for victims of human trafficking and other survivors. This critical partnership will focus on integrating RippleNami’s technology platform with GFF’s entrepreneurial development tools. Through GFF’s rehabilitation and reintegration program, this initiative will identify, train and mentor female survivors of trafficking to become entrepreneurs, while simultaneously dealing with their psychological trauma.

“What makes this project unique is its multi-dimensional approach that focuses on the re-integration of survivors with enduring sustainability,” says Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “RippleNami’s enabling technology will advance three essential pillars of this initiative with GFF and its expert affiliates including: 1) the physiological treatment of trauma, 2) the business and financial education, as well as 3) the business development training through mentorship. RippleNami understands the elevated security risks that victims escaping trafficking face and through its data intake and management platforms, it exceeds industry standards by ensuring vital data privacy and security throughout the initiative.”

This program commences on November 2018 in Palermo, Italy, one of the major countries where trafficked women are funneled and originate from Nigeria. Palermo estimates over 11,000 Nigerian women and girls are being victimized by this widespread epidemic, a 600% increase in trafficked victims over the last 3 years, in that region. This initiative will prepare Nigerian survivors to return to their native country and retake their roles in society as victors and heroes in their own right.

“Female victims of human trafficking are usually subject to reprisals and re-trafficking due to outstanding debt to traffickers,” says Oluwatobi “Tobi” Osobukola-Abubu, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of GFF. “They have to deal with physical and emotional trauma while  encountering the associated stigma of trafficking from their own communities. Upon safe return, they are then dislodged from that sense of community necessary for reintegration into society.  Working with RippleNami’s technology and industry partners, we can now connect these victims with the invaluable resources and services needed for a positive and sustained reintegration.”

GFF is an independent, non-profit, non–governmental organization founded by Oluwatobi “Tobi” Osobukola-Abubu. Tobi is well known for her vast experience in multilateral diplomacy, negotiations, business development, trade and other global developmental issues. She is a renowned problem solver with a strong desire to help people achieve their potential. GFF was a direct result of a research project uncovering the plight of human trafficking victims.

Key regional GFF’s partners in this project include B Innovative Enterprises and Blue Monarch who deeply share in GFF’s mission. B Innovative Enterprises was founded by an award-winning executive and strategic planner/facilitator, Sheila Martin-Askew. Blue Monarch Productions is a new, independent film and television production company founded by Damali M. McDowell-Rather & Demetrius D. Rather.

About RippleNami

RippleNami recognizes that people empowered with real-time and easily accessible information around the world can connect and drive unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that matters most to its users. This cost-effective, device agnostic, cloud-based platform delivers millions of actionable data points on an intuitive map that enables critical decision making and enhanced collaboration for enterprises, nonprofits, and foreign government agencies. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami allows people to chart their world, streamline communications and improve operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About Golden Faith Foundation

Golden Faith Foundation is an independent, non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) developed to provide humanitarian assistance through rehabilitation and reintegration of trafficked and other abused victims.  It was founded in 2017 as a proactive response to the high rate of human trafficking and other abuses like rape and child slavery; poverty and inadequate life skills amongst many women and youths in Nigeria. For more information about Golden Faith Foundation, visit www.goldenfaithfoundation.org.