The all-day community-building event focuses on empowering female and minority entrepreneurs. 

On Saturday, October 19, The Skandalaris Center will host the second annual HER Summit. The event, made possible through the Simon Initiative, brings together women and minority entrepreneurs, advisors, mentors and investors to help budding innovators rise above gender and cultural norms. 

Keynote Speaker

This year’s keynote speaker is Amanda Zuckerman, co-founder and creative director at Dormify, a direct-to-consumer, one-stop-shop for dorm and small space decor. Since officially launching in 2013, Dormify has become a multi-million-dollar success with triple-digit yearly revenue growth. Amanda was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2018.

Roundtable leaders

Blue Ocean Strategy – Andrea (Andi) Simon, PhD, Corporate Anthropologist and Founder of Simon Associates Management Consultants, founding donor of the Simon Initiative, under which the HER Summit exists

Product Strategy Development (using games)  Andy Simon, founder, Questar (retired); Simon Associates Management Consultants, founding donors of the Simon Initiative, under which the HER Summit exists

Funding – Chandler Malone, SixThirty Ventures

Social Media Strategy – Lindsay Scholz, owner of Lindsay Scholz Studio, founder of Vowed Box.

Social Impact – Cheri Renee, private business consultant and entrepreneur

Marketing – Sydney Everett, Marketing and Communications Specialist and HERLead Ambassador, Skandalaris Center

Legal – Krystal Weigl, co-founder, Legal GPS

Government Contracting – Natasha Conley, head of diversity & inclusion efforts and administrator of the Ascend planning grant, Skandalaris Center

Network Building – Aimee Dunne, Co-founder and COO, Brazen Global, Inc.

Small Business / Brick and Mortar – Julia Leenig, co-founder, Future Ancestor

Funding – Elise Miller Hoffman, Principal at Cultivation Capital

The event is free and open to everyone. 

RSVP by October 14. 

Watch this video with highlights from last year’s HER Summit.