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Woices

Enables employees to report sexual harassment incidents without fearing consequences.

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Combat Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Woices allows Employees to report incidents to someone from top management Instantly, Directly, Privately, and Discreetly, by keeping their identities hidden

Working Women Discuss Woices

How Does It Work?

Woices can be setup and enabled for a company in a matter of hours. Once configured, employees will be empowered to report any incident of Sexual Harassment easily and quickly.
  • 1
    Download the app and access the company phone book with the configured company contacts that will be receiving the incident information
  • 2
    Send a discreet, anonymous message with image, location and other attachments.
  • 3
    The company contact instantly receives the message. Name of the person reporting the incident is not revealed.

Woices can be custom configured for each company

The standard features are

Employees are able to send messages only to chosen members of management that have been appointed to receive these messages

Only selected eligible employees can install and use the app

Supports two-way chat

Employee can control their chat history and overall messaging

App can be pin protected

App can support image, location and other attachments

Users can be blocked for inappropriate use of app

Dashboard For Management

Provides reports, ability to manage messages and set notifications etc.

Admin Panel

Helps a company get self started with the app in a matter of hours

The Team

Sonali Siddha

Founder and CEO

Sonali is the Founder & CEO of Woices. She is a Computer Science post-grad, with 12 years of experience in USA. A news article related to female feticide made her create “Nidarr” (Fearless in Hindi language) app to prevent exploitation of and crimes against women and children. Nidarr subsequently evolved into Woices – an app to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. Sonali is responsible for product strategy and direction. She is a mother of two and an active Yoga practitioner with a keen interest in organic lifestyle and thoughtful resource consumption.

Gunjan Siddha

Co-founder and COO

Gunjan, Co-Founder & COO of Woices, is an Engineer and MBA, with 16 years of experience in USA, spanning multiple business domains, industry verticals and world geographies including successful start-ups. Gunjan handles product development for Woices and plays active role in collaborating efforts on marketing & promotion, sales, online presence & awareness, customer acquisition, funding, team building etc. Gunjan has also been involved in promoting sustainability and happiness through behavior change and holistic and organic lifestyle.

The Team

Mark Lamplugh

Phil Banfield

Phil is a seasoned executive with a unique expertise in start-up and high-growth digital media, marketing and Ad Tech businesses. Phil has 20 years of industry experience with brand, performance and programmatic advertising and marketing, including deep expertise in mobile, video and funnel marketing. He has leveraged that skill set to deliver a solid track record of revenue and value growth for investors in a number of start-up ventures. In 2009, Phil co-founded AdExcite, a video advertising platform that rapidly rose to become a top 10 comScore Video Metrix property, acquired by Q1Media in 2013. Phil currently lends his skills as head of digital and business strategy in the mobile marketing sector. Phil received his MBA in Entrepreneurial Studies from UCLA's Anderson Graduate School of Management and his BA in Economics from Emory University. Phil handles funding and partner channels for Woices

Michael Soza

Michael is a partner with Vavrinek, Trine, Day and Co., LLP. He is also the president of Global Recruiters of Walnut Creek. He has over 30 years of business experience working with public and private companies ranging in size from start ups to multinational enterprises. He began his career at KPMG LLP, where he was a financial services partner in San Francisco. He later was a partner with a regional firm and BDO USA, LLP. Mike is currently the board chair for the St. Francis Foundation in San Francisco. He also serves on the board of advisors of the Leventhal School of Accounting at the University of Southern California. He is a member of the California Society of CPAs and past president of the San Francisco Chapter, and a member of the AICPA. Mike earned a Masters of Business Administration from St.Mary’s College of California and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

Abrianna Morales

Consultant

A sixteen-year-old student in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is a sexual assault survivor, activist, and advocate for victims' rights and empowerment for survivors of sexual assault. After being sexually assaulted at age fifteen, Abrianna was inspired to create a resource for youth sexual assault survivors that focused on emotional, social, and legal support--with an emphasis on empowerment: The Sexual Assault Youth Support Network (SAYSN) as an organization by and for youth survivors of sexual assault, has united youth survivors throughout the nation and continues to expand as not only a national resource but a global resource for youth survivors in need.
Woices: The Missing Link in Reporting Workplace Harassment
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Small Businesses and Sexual Harassment
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FAQs
  • Can employee delete sent or received messages?
  • Yes, they can
  • Does receive ever get to know employee's identity?
  • Never, unless employee chooses to disclose himself/herself in a message
  • What if messages need to be fed into organization's system or backend via an API (instead of sent to a smartphone)?
  • This is possible
  • Can employees send additional information such as location or images?
  • Yes, they can
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