is a founder, writer, investor, and champion for women.
Rose Afriyie is the founding executive director of the YC-backed nonprofit mRelief. mRelief is an all-woman software developer team with a mission to transform access to social services for the inherent dignity of all people. mRelief is the easy-to-use platform online and on text messaging for people to sign up for SNAP. At mRelief she is continuing the tradition of Johnnie Tillmon and other Welfare Warriors advocating for families to access food with dignity. She received her MPP from University of Michigan and served under the Obama Administration in 2011 during the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
Named Crain's 40 under 40 in 2018, she has recently been appointed to the Chicago Recovery Taskforce (RTF) where she sits on the Policy and Economic Stimulus (PES) committee to develop solutions to COVID-19. Her work has recently been covered in the Washington Post here
and Forbes here
Rose is also one of the founding members of BYP100, an organization active in the movement for Black lives. Rose invests in Black led companies making an impact on some of the world's biggest challenges.