Ashlie Bryant is the co-founder and CEO of 3Strands Global Foundation. As a nationally recognized human trafficking prevention advocate, she has been dedicated to combating human trafficking for 10 years.
Ms. Bryant is one of the co-founders of the PROTECT Prevention Education program. Along with partner organizations Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives and Love Never Fails, Ms. Bryant drove the development of a scalable prevention education program that has been implemented in 39 California Counties and has expanded into Utah. Ms. Bryant worked closely with the California Office of the Attorney General and the California Department of Education to ensure both effectiveness and scalability. Ms. Bryant conducted extensive research at San Quentin Prison in California to better understand the tactics of traffickers.
In 2017, in cooperation with California Assemblyman Rob Bonta, Ms. Bryant was instrumental in the passage of AB1227 that requires all California schools to conduct prevention education in the classroom. She has also consulted to the Office of the Attorney General in Utah, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education on prevention, prospective legislation and employment initiatives.
In addition to driving the mission and vision of 3Strands Global Foundation, Ms. Bryant is a panelist and keynote speaker at numerous conferences around the country including the 2019 JuST Conference.
Ms. Bryant has also been awarded a resolution by the California State Senate and California Assembly, holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California, and is a graduate of Stanford’s Non-Profit Leader’s Executive Program. She sits on the California State CSEC Action Team and is a graduate of the FBI Citizen’s Academy. Ms. Bryant was chosen as the Philanthropic Leader of 2017 by the Russian American Community and recently won the Social Venture Partners-Fast Pitch in 2018.
Ms. Bryant also received the first ever City of Sacramento Mayor’s Award, which provided the opportunity for PROTECT to be selected by Mayor Steinberg and the City’s Civic Engagement Team to share the program’s impact within the community.