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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.

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

Sandra Largaespada

Program Manager (sandra@hersummit.org)


Sandra Largaespada has a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Technology and currently works in the food industry under the Research and Development division. Her diverse involvement in social causes began as a student where she served as a volunteer in Honduras for the international non-profit, Medical Brigades. Here, she worked closely with licensed medical professionals and health workers to provide health services in communities with limited access to healthcare. As a first-generation college graduate and a daughter of immigrants, she values the importance of creating a support system and is excited to serve in an organization whose purpose is to empower and develop opportunities for all humans alike.

Susan LaMarca

Editor (susan@hersummit.org)


Susan LaMarca is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and currently works as a commercial video editor in Austin, Texas. Susan has worked on films by David Gordon Green, Terrence Malick, Bob Byington and others in the art and editorial departments. Her past involvement with social causes have centered on art education for children in underserved communities, women's rights for filmmakers and artists, and working with themes like diversity and empathy in a contemporary art context. Susan is looking forward to learning more about global human rights issues through her involvement with the H.E.R Summit. She strongly believes in the power of the moving picture to educate and inform the general public, and hopes to continue telling stories that influence social change in service of women, refugees and victims of racial inequality.

Riley Ransom

Event Manager (riley@hersummit.org)


Riley Ransom is a current sophomore at University of Southern California, and is working towards her B.S. in Global Health, with minors in both Human Rights Law and Chinese. After her first service trips to Africa as a high schooler, she realized her passion for helping others and decided to work towards a service-oriented career. Since then, she has held numerous leadership positions, such as VP of her Service Board in high school, internal philanthropy chair of her sorority, VP Philanthropy of her sorority, and secretary of the Amnesty International Club at USC. Riley is working to go to law school in order to become a human rights lawyer, and has dreams of one day working for a larger international health organization to promote health and human rights around the world.

Kierstan Streber

Event Manager (kierstan@hersummit.org)


Kierstan Streber is a licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10 years of experience in psychotherapy, community organizing, and event planning. She is skilled at helping adults and children through life transitions, relationships, and trauma. Working in Silicon Valley, the world’s largest high-tech community, she is excited to bring together thought leaders and professionals to safeguard universal human rights and social justice.

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

Ms. Hala Kazim

Author Founder | 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 - 5:00PM, September 15th - 16th

Social Entrepreneurship Training + Workshops

11:00AM - 4:00PM, September 16th

Humanity, Education & Rights Photography, Film, & Arts Exhibit

10:00AM - 5:00PM, September 15th - 16th

H.E.R. Awards Ceremony + Closing Reception

5:00PM - 7:00PM, 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

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.

Become a Speaker

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.

Become a Partner

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.