Driven by her desire to help others, Samantha Inesta has garnered more than 10 years of experience in nonprofit organization management. She is mainly focused on women’s issues, both locally and internationally, and she has spent the past four years as the founder and executive director for the nonprofit organization, BeaSister2aSister. The organization is centered on breaking barriers between women and girls, and bringing them together as sisters that can be held accountable for one another. Its goal is to bring women of all ethnicities and backgrounds together into a sisterhood, and do away with societal and cultural divisions to show that when women stand strong together, they can be a unified force that will bring an end to human atrocities like trafficking.
Ms. Inesta became involved in this industry when she was young, as she has always had a passion for human rights for women and children on both a local and global scale. In her current position, she is responsible for meeting with partners of the nonprofit and survivors human trafficking, handling the organization’s social media and writing programs and letters on behalf of the organization. Additionally, Ms. Inesta has also been instrumental in the creation of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW) Factbook. This involved researching the laws and policies on trafficking in a number of countries to create and update the organization’s fact book. Further, she is a member of the New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition, We Were Slaves, and A Call to the Jewish Community to End Slavery.
Prior to these positions, Ms. Inesta was an anti-trafficking coordinator for the National Organization for Women’s New York City Chapter (NOW-NYC). She prepared for her career by earning a certification in international affairs from New York University in 2011. When she is not working, Ms. Inesta enjoys a variety of activities, including modern dance, belly dancing, international music, traveling, watching foreign independent films and bike riding and other outdoor activities.
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