Lauren & Hannah are joining us for an inspiring discussion on how they built the organization of their dreams to empower women artisans all over the world. From mindful purchases to launching a nonprofit, find out how you can help make a difference!
After a life-changing trip, meeting women entrepreneurs throughout Tanzania and Uganda, Lauren and Hannah made it their mission to build sustainable partnerships with women artisans all over the world to help them gain access to the global marketplace. With Lauren’s background in fashion and design and Hannah’s experience with nonprofits and human rights advocacy, this duo used their expertise to open up The Little Market. Not only does their online marketplace offer beautifully crafted one-of-a-kind goods, but more importantly, it gives women the opportunity to provide themselves and their families with food, shelter, education, and healthcare. Women empowering women, supporting positive change, and selling gorgeous fair trade goods. What’s not to love?
You might know Lauren from her time on Laguna Beach and The Hills, but boy has she built an incredible resume since winning us over on the small screen. In addition to her conscious consumer-driven online shop, Lauren has managed to create an impressive empire. From her size-inclusive clothing line, LC Lauren Conrad, to sharing her lifestyle tips on her online community, LaurenConrad.com, it’s clear Lauren always uses her platform for good! We can’t wait for this Jill-of-all-trades to share her wealth of knowledge with us.
If there’s one thing you need to know about Hannah Skvarla, it’s that she’s a true advocate for Human Rights. From her time spent studying at FIDM & Chapman University and her experience interning at the Human Rights Watch, Hannah learned all about fashion trends, marketing, and the importance of ethical businesses. She’s also made it a point to travel all over the world to witness firsthand the impact of top human rights nonprofit organizations, visiting projects sponsored by Landmine Survivors Network, CARE, and American Jewish World Service. Hannah’s efforts to work towards a greater good is incredibly inspiring and something worth celebrating.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
Lauren Conrad is a television personality, New York Times bestselling author, fashion designer, and philanthropist.
LC Lauren Conrad, Lauren’s exclusive collection for Kohl’s, launched 10 years ago. The collection includes apparel (in regular, plus, and petite sizes), fashion and fine jewelry, fashion accessories, footwear, handbags, and home.
Her first book series for young adults, “LA Candy,” spurred a spin-off trilogy called “The Fame Game.” In addition to the novels, she has written three fashion, beauty, and entertaining books.
Lauren has made it a point to use her platform to help and empower others. In 2013, she co-founded The Little Market, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the economic empowerment of women worldwide.
Hannah Skvarla is the co-founder of The Little Market. She has traveled extensively to see the impact of top human rights nonprofit organizations. These trips inspired her to dedicate her life to helping women break the cycle of poverty so they can create a better future for themselves and their families.
Hannah has visited projects sponsored by Landmine Survivors Network in Vietnam and Cambodia, American Jewish World Service in El Salvador, and CARE in Uganda. She has traveled with Human Rights Watch to Burma, Congo, Colombia, Thailand, and Turkey.
Hannah was honored to be named Chapman University’s first recipient of the Albert Schweitzer Institute Rising Star Award in recognition of the work of The Little Market.