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CKR Charitable Foundation presents awards to two extraordinary women-led non-profits

New York, May 15, 2019 -CKR Charitable Foundation and Womin.io held their 2nd annual awards ceremony last night at the NYC Blockchain Center. The event concluded the Womin’s Lounge at Consensus 2019 during Blockchain Week NYC and recognized the achievements of the female founders of two non-profit organizations.


CKR Charitable Foundation is the charitable arm of the law firm CKR Law LLP.  On behalf of the Foundation, Alexandra “Sasha” Levin Kramer, a partner at CKR Law LLP and Chair of its Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency practice group, presented Code to Inspire founder, Fereshteh Forough, and the founder of Harness All Possibilities, Rhonda Eldridge, with monetary awards for their exceptional impact on women and aspiring entrepreneurs. Jeffrey A. Rinde, the managing partner of CKR Law and President of the Foundation said, “CKR Law and the Foundation are pleased and honored to support women and diversity in blockchain and the tech industry. Fereshteh and Rhonda are making a difference in the lives of girls, women, and at-risk populations. We are happy to recognize them for their important work and support the continued growth and reach of their organizations.”

About the Awardees

Fereshteh Forough | Code to Inspire

Fereshteh Forough is the Founder and Director of Code to Inspire, the first coding school for women in Herat, Afghanistan, which she started in January of 2015. Ms. Forough was born in a small town in Iran near the border of Afghanistan, where her family fled from the invasion of the Soviet Union in the early 1980s. This experience motivated Ms. Forough to build an organization to teach young women across the globe tech skills and inspire women to be more and do more. Ms. Forough earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from Technical University of Berlin in Germany, respectively. She was a professor of computer science at Herat University in Afghanistan for several years. Most recently, Ms. Forough relocated to the United States and continues her endeavors to empower young Afghani women financially and professionally through tech education.

Rhonda Eldridge | Harness All Possibilities

Rhonda Eldridge founded Harness All Possibilities (HAP) in December 2016 to assist individuals in work transition to #GetUnstuck by providing tools, resources, a network community, and information to harness infinite possibilities for 21st-century work. HAP focuses on building mindfulness and an always-learning outlook for individuals.  Ms. Eldridge organizes the Bahamas Youth Blockchain and AI Hackathon + Conference, a three-day conference in the Bahamas designed to introduce high school students to and educate them about Blockchain technology and emerging industries.



Left to right: Rhoda Eldridge, Alexandra "Sasha" Levin Kramer, Fereshteh Forough

For more information on our Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency practice group or CKR Charitable Foundation, contact:

Alexandra Levin Kramer




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