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How can we truly address our world's most urgent crises?

The answer lies in social entrepreneurship.

In small businesses with a purpose.

How will your business change the world?

Register for the H.E.R. Summit and become a part of the revolution for social change.


Coming to Los Angeles Sept. 14th - 16th 2017.
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About Us

We are an international social enterprise working together with small to medium sized businesses, nonprofits, schools, and government, to bring about necessary social change through innovative entrepreneurship measures.

We consult with organizations to increase their efficacy in addressing social issues while enhancing their business profile. Our projects culminate with annual Summit extravaganzas which emphasize on social education and entrepreneurship to change the world.

Our Unique Approach To Social Responsibility

Our Team

Rajiv Uttamchandani

President (rajiv@hersummit.org)


Rajiv Uttamchandani is an astrophysicist, human rights activist, social entrepreneur, educator, and motivational speaker. He has founded several organizations which offer a multifaceted approach to addressing human rights, especially as they pertain to violence against women. He currently resides in Los Angeles and has obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Astrophysics and Physics, respectively, from California State University, Northridge.

Mr. Eric Santiago

Director, Fashion & Business Development (eric@hersummit.org)


Eric Santiago is a fashion stylist, personal shopper, and wardrobe consultant based in New York City. With more than 10 years of fashion experience under his belt, Eric has worked with major and independent recording labels, Grammy award recipients, modeling agencies, fashion designers, photographers, and celebrities. Eric’s mission has always been to develop individual style and create that image. Interpreting the client’s ideas and needs by accentuating their best features and presenting them with exquisite taste and flair, are Eric’s greatest talents. At the H.E.R. Summit, Eric has come on board as Director of Fashion & Business Development, facilitating the Summit’s collaboration with fashion and cosmetics companies to address necessary social change.

Ms. Nour Martinez

Director, Celebrity & Event Relations (nour@hersummit.org)


Nour Martinez is an entrepreneur, celebrity manager and domestic abuse victims advocate as well as a certified Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children. She's worked closely with City Of Hope, a shelter for abused women and orphans in the Middle East and is herself, a survivor, who as Director of Celebrity & Event Relations of H.E.R. Summit aims to influence social change internationally. She is the founder of Gaia Artist Management, a talent management agency based in Dubai and L.A. with 10 years experience in the entertainment, music and events industry; as well as being a Chefs De Cuisine Association Board Member.

As the Director of Celebrity & Event Relations at the H.E.R. Summit, Nour is able to combine her experience with the media industry and her passion to empower victims survive and excel through a unique approach involving empathy, music and the art of entertainment.

Opening Address

The Honorable Henry C. Lozano

Former Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States Former Director of the U.S.A. Freedom Corps.

Keynote Speakers

H.E. Sara Al Madani

Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer Board Member At Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Mrs. Hala Kazim

Social Entrepreneur & Life Coach Journey Through Change

Mr. Bruno Serato

Celebrity Chef CEO | Caterina’s Club

Mr. Jeff Lloyd

Entrepreneur CEO | Horizon Companies

Fashion Show & Concert for Human Rights

6:30PM - 11:00PM, September 14th

H.E.R. Talks + Panel Discussions (Main Summit Program)

10:00AM - 6:00PM, September 15th - 16th

Social Entrepreneurship Training + Workshops

4:00PM - 6:00PM, September 16th

Humanity, Education & Rights Photography, & Arts Exhibit

10:00AM - 6:00PM, September 15th - 16th

H.E.R. Awards Ceremony

1:50PM - 2:50PM, September 16th

Themes and Topics

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*For group rates and/or special discounts please send formal inquiry to info@hersummit.org. For international or out-of-town guests please inquire about special discounted room rates at the LAX Hyatt Regency. For United States residents, ticket purchases may also be made tax deductible upon inquiry.

Upon registration, attendees will receive a confirmation email with Summit ticket. On July 31st, all registrants will receive complete H.E.R. Summit minute-by-minute breakdown with full program guide including detailed speaker profiles. Attendees will also receive post summit reports with talk summaries, exclusive speaker interviews, grassroots impact in numbers, and contact information for featured nonprofits and organizations.

What You Can Expect

H.E.R. Summit Panel:

Using Film for Social Change

Workshop: 7 Golden Innovation Rules and How to Use Them for a Better Future in Business

Hosted by Stephan Jung Author, Futurist, CEO and Founder of Inventiq Group
Hamburg / Berlin, Germany

Workshop: Yogic Lifestyle to Positive Health and Happiness

Hosted by Dr. Suresh Devnani The Happy Doctor | Author
Inspiring a Happier World

Workshop: Young Entrepreneurs, Changing the Future - Not Waiting for It

Hosted by Mr. Steve McDonald Founder, Teenage Entrepreneur Corporation

Welcome to the First Ever International Fashion Show for H.E.R.

7:30PM Thursday, September 14th 2017
Lax Hyatt Regency Hotel

Experience a one-of-a-kind event using the power of fashion to raise awareness for the preservation of universal human rights around the globe. Proceeds from the Fashion Show for H.E.R. will go towards three (3) specific grassroots movements addressing human trafficking and homelessness amongst youth in Southern California and the up state of India.

Register now to enjoy a night with celebrities, stars and some of the most talented designers in the world of fashion.

Featured Designers

Sara Al Madani

Edwing D'Angelo

Eric Archibald

Mirslava Rosado

Donna Valentin

Mrs. Laverne Delgado-Small

With Accessories From

Katy Richards

Lucia Ruth

With Performances By

Juanialys

Grace Valerie

Mosik

Cosmetics Provided By

Marc Harvey

Makeup Artists & Stylists

Andrew Velazquez

Khaliah Clark

Brian Perry

Producer

Eric Santiago

Fashion Partners

Grassroots Impact

We emphasize on direct grassroots community impact. This year we feature three beneficiary nonprofit organizations – the International STEM Society for Human Rights, Covenant House of California, and Nai Asha – to ensure our proceeds go towards programs which make a real impact in the lives of our vulnerable populations.

Funding goes towards the deployment of the International STEM Society for Human Rights’ H.E.R. Rescue project, which uses modern science and technology combined with grassroots awareness campaigns to combat human and sex trafficking in Southern California.

Funding goes towards the implementation of Astronomy programs for homeless youth within Covenant House’s charter high school.

Funding goes towards the continued operation of Nai Asha’s safe house in Lucknow, India, which houses, clothes, and rehabs victims of human trafficking.

Contact Us

Do you have what it takes to speak for H.E.R.? Submit an email to info@hersummit.org with your resume, talk profile, headshot, and bio. All our talks are professionally filmed and promoted to a global audience. We only invite the best and most successful entrepreneurs, those who’ve made real impact through innovation and hard work.

We seek to partner with individuals and organizations dedicated to making a difference in our world. Whether you’re looking for funding to help start a meaningful small business idea, an existing socially responsible business or nonprofit seeking additional support, or schools who desire to increase efficacy and impact within your local community, we want to hear from you.

Send us an email with your proposal details to info@hersummit.org. Please note at this stage we are only able to support individual grants or funding requests up to a maximum of $5,000.