Juliana is co-founder and executive director of Ushahidi, a technology nonprofit established in Africa that develops free and open-source software for information collection, interactive mapping and data curation. Ushahidi builds tools for democratizing information, increasing transparency and lowering the barriers for individuals to share their stories. Through Crowdmap.com, Swiftly.org and accompanying mobile applications, Ushahidi is making crowdsourcing tools more available and useful. Juliana is originally from Kenya and attended the University of Missouri where she received a degree in information technology.
Beauty retailer Sephora has begun selling 7 Virtues Peace Perfume, a fragrance line that uses raw ingredients from war-torn areas to support locals caught in the conflict. 7 Virtues began by partnering with farmers in Afghanistan and paying above-market rates for their orange blossoms and rose oils. The Sephora deal has allowed the brand to expand its resource […]
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