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.
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.
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
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
The event is free and open to everyone.
Watch this video with highlights from last year’s HER Summit.