Diana Mao

Class of 2015

Economic Development

About Her Project

Human trafficking is a $99 billion industry with 32 million slaves today. Approximately, 70 percent of slavery is attributed to labor trafficking. Diana Mao witnessed the horrors of sex-trafficking first hand in Cambodia and for the past seven years she has dedicated her life to creating economic opportunities for vulnerable women.

Her Personal Leadership Plan focuses on decreasing the child labor footprint of brands. She has engaged five brands, three thought leaders and two advocacy groups about this issue. The long-term goal for the project is to co-host a symposium and have brands disseminate best practices and develop action plans to decrease their slavery footprint.

Expertise: Economic Development
Project: Economic Development
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