Vesta Social Innovation Technologies aims to do what some say is impossible; eliminate rape culture.
Instead of feeling overwhelmed and alone, Vesta will give survivors the ability to take control of how they tell their story and will help them heal.
Vesta will combine clinical and legal expertise with the power of technology to empower survivors to document their story and, increase arrest and conviction rates by creating a reliable, time-stamped record of events.
Our vision is to provide a safe space for survivors; to become a valuable part of their recovery by giving them a new degree of control, connectivity and support, never imagined.
Our mission is to create a secure and trusting platform which will support survivors' mental health recovery, and support the investigative and legal processes to bring their assailant to justice.
By combining the power of cutting edge technologies with the experience of clinical psychologists, law enforcement and legal experts, we’ve created a platform to empower you, a survivor, to take control of your story.
Programmed by experts in mental health and legal processes, Vesta interacts with the survivor to help them tell their story and aid in their own investigation and legal case.
1 in 4 North American women will be sexually assaulted during their lifetime.
1 in 5 women is sexually assaulted in college.
Less than 10% of sexual assaults are reported to police.
3 of every 1000 reported sexual assaults, lead to conviction.
Survivors have an increased risk of depression, personality disorders, and suicide.
Founder & CEO
Prior to founding Vesta, Lucrezia was an executive in the financial services industry and former Ashoka Executive in Residence. In 2016, while a headline grabbing high profile sexual assault case made its way through the courts, Lucrezia was dismayed to learn that the prevalence of sexual assault had not diminished since her days in university. In fact, the numbers seemed staggering and the issues faced by survivors overwhelming. So, in 2017, she founded Vesta to empower survivors and put them back in control of the reporting process. Lucrezia is a passionate advocate, and believes that by combining the power of storytelling, technology and community we can eliminate rape culture.