Sercle Inc. is a global community and impact-driven startup, on a mission to build a safe and trusted platform that empowers survivors of sexual and gender-based violence with holistic healing through cutting-edge peer support, personalized digital services, data-driven insights, and survivor-centric education.
We started Sercle Inc with a simple idea: Victims and Survivors know what it’s like to live with the effects of sexual violence, and they can teach us more than we can teach them. We also knew that if victims and survivors had the tools to track their own progress and compare themselves to others who have gone through the same thing, they could learn more about how to improve their outcomes. Our goal is to make as much data as possible openly accessible to researchers, parents, school administrators, journalists, policy-makers, local and international institutions, and all citizens so that we can work together to prevent future crimes.
Sexual misconduct, which often has little substantive evidence and frequently comes down to a he-said/she-said situation remains one of the hardest cases to prove in court, if they make it to court at all. Focusing on survivors and shining a light on their experiences is about changing hearts and minds. The people who are living their lives every day around the world, shape policy. We need people to really understand what it means to be a survivor and to have deep empathy with that experience. So that when they go out every day, and they – one way or another, affect survivors’ lives, they’re doing it with an understanding of what it is that they have experienced.
As a social enterprise that is committed to putting impact on the people and the planet above profit, we reinvest the majority of our profits to achieve sustainability, grow our impact, and ensure the fulfillment of our mission.
Our mission is to build a safe and trusted platform that empowers survivors of sexual and gender-based violence with holistic healing through cutting-edge peer support, personalized digital services, data-driven insights, and survivor-centric education.
We envision a just and compassionate world where survivors can safely disclose their experiences of sexual and gender-based violence, and easily access care and support services.
Meet The Team
IJEOMA NDUKWE - Founder
Ijeoma is a social entrepreneur with over 8 years combined experience in the nonprofit and development sector, and in the corporate world. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Language and Translation Studies from Abia State University in Nigeria and a Postgraduate diploma in Human Resources Management from Chartered Institute of Personnel Management, Nigeria. Ijeoma advocates for survivors rights and sexual and gender-based violence prevention, specifically sexual and domestic violence, using storytelling, data, and technology.
Ijeoma is an alumna of FFS Startup Academy, SEG Spring Impact Accelerator Program, Founder Institute Impact and Sustainability Accelerator Program, and Imperia Global Fellow.
COKER, A. OLUGBENGA - Chief Psychologist
Dr. Olugbenga is a seasoned Psychologist with competencies in Psychoanalysis, Mindfulness practices and Positive psychology. UNODC certified drug rehabilitation therapist helping individuals with drug misuse problem attain and maintain sobriety. Trainer, mental and emotional health advocate promoting mental and emotional health, preventing mental illness for productive living.
For close to a decade, he has devoted himself to researching and studying Human Behavioral Analysis (ABA), its intricacies, factors that influences it, its management and modification for peak performance. As a trainer, Coker A. OLUGBENGA has spoken on work-life balance, assertiveness, individual competitiveness, mastering change, role transition, stress and stress management, leadership and leadership development, team building, time and life management, effective communication, emotional intelligence, mindfulness, self-assessment, discovery and development to mention a few.
Meg Wirth – President and Founder, Maternova Inc. and Director, Social Enterprise Greenhouse.
Meg Wirth is the co-founder of Maternova and a S.E.VEN fellow and a Cartier Women’s Initiative finalist. She has worked on women’s health throughout her career in areas as diverse as starting a home visiting program for teen mothers in Appalachia to monitoring and evaluating a major Safe Motherhood initiative–funded by USAID and implemented by John Snow International’s Mothercare project– in Jakarta and South Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Meg has also worked as a member of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Health Equity team and co-edited a major volume called Challenging Inequities in Health: From Ethics to Action. She was a co-author of the UN Millennium Project’s final report on child and maternal health. She has a BA from Harvard University and an MPA in international development from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School.
Allison Ingalsbe - FOUNDER & CEO, Creative Strategies
Ever driven to illuminate complex concepts, Allison Ingalsbe has dedicated her career to opening minds—from students at St. George’s School in Rhode Island, to seasoned executives at large, established firms. She marries her extensive teaching experience and international program development with cutting-edge training in design thinking from Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d. school), bringing a uniquely empathetic and enlightening approach to her facilitation practice.
Allison holds a B.A. from Rutgers University and an ALM from Harvard University.