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Nina Smith

Chief Executive Officer, GoodWeave International

Nina Smith is Executive Director of GoodWeave, www.goodweave.org, working to stop child labor and slavery through one of few sustained, commercial-scale programs to reach the bottom of the supply chain. Since 1999 she has developed and led GoodWeave operations, which include market engagement; product certification, inspection and monitoring of informal supply chains; removal and rehabilitation of child laborers, and a range of worker protection programs. Ms. Smith is an advocate for children’s rights and an expert on addressing labor rights violations in manufacturing supply chains. She has presented globally on these issues at events organized by Harvard University, the American Bar Association: Rule of Law Initiative and Stanford Graduate School of Business, TEDx Dhaka among others. She is a 2005 winner of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, acknowledging her work to employ market strategies for social change, and in 2012 she received The Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s EXCEL Award for excellence in chief executive leadership.