Our Council – The Little Market

Our Council

Meet the Women behind
The Little Market

The Little Market’s Council is a community of more than 50 strong, passionate, fearless women that support our work. It includes influential leaders, feminists, entrepreneurs, human rights experts, and advocates. Each member lends their time and talents to make a unique contribution to The Little Market.

Our Council

Our council is comprised of 5 unique committees of women with various backgrounds + experiences. 

Activists
fight for social justice around the world
Claire Woods
Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council
Elizabeth Calvin
Senior Advocate, Children's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch
Grace Meng
Senior Researcher, Advocate + Writer, U.S. Program of Human Rights Watch
Liesl Gerntholtz
Executive Director, Women's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch
Leaders
lend their philanthropic expertise + guidance
AMY RAO
Founder + CEO, Integrated Archive Systems
AMY ZIERING
Producer, Director, + Social Justice Advocate
BARBARA SILBERBUSCH
Partner, Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown + Passman
CHRISTINE LYNCH
Board Member, 德扑手机下载游戏homeboy Industries + Community Activist
KELLY MEYER
Environmental + Health Activist
LESLIE GILBERT-LURIE
, Lawyer + Philanthropist
LORRAINE SHEINBERG
Board Member, Feminist Majority Foundation
MARSHA WILLIAMS
Producer + Philanthropist
MIRIAM MUSCAROLAS
Executive Committee Member, Human Rights Watch
VICKI KENNEDY
Senior Counsel, Greenberg Traurig
Champions
use their platforms to raise awareness
CARA SANTANA
Influencer + Activist
CONNIE LIM
Musician + Activist
JORDANA BREWSTER
Actress
KATRINA SCOTT
Co-founder, Tone it Up
KAYLA EWELL
Actress
KELLY LEVEQUE
+ Nutritionist
KINA GRANNIS
Singer + Musician
KRISTIN ESS
Celebrity Hairstylist + Founder, Kristin Ess Hair
LEAH JAMES
Musician
MOLLY SIMS
Model + Actress
NICOLE RICHIE
Actress, , Designer, TV Personality + Philanthropist
SHANI DARDEN
Founder, Shani Darden Skincare
TIEGHAN GERARD
+ Food Blogger
JOANNA GARCÍA SWISHER
Actress + Co-founder, The Happy Place
SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR
Actress, + Entrepreneur
STEPHANIE SHEPHERD
CANDICE KING
Actress
Advocates
widen our circle of support
CAITLIN COLVARD
Pediatrician, Westside Pediatrics
CARI COSTA
Retail Strategist
CARSON MEYER
Founder, C & The Moon, Doula + Actress
ELSA COLLINS
Co-founder, This is About Humanity
EMMA NESPER HOLM
Senior Director, CARE
GALIT DONNELLY
Activist
ILANA SAUL
Co-founder, Polka Dot Media
KATIE GROSSBARD
Illustrator + Activist
KENDRA WILSON
TV Personality +
LESLIE ANNE BRUCE
+ Journalist
LINDSAY EHLERS
Program Director at Skylight Foundation, Milgard Family Foundation
MANDANA DAYANI
Founder, I am a voter, Entrepreneur + Attorney
RACHEL ROSENBLOOM
Co-founder, Polka Dot Media
STEPHANIE LEVINSON
Senior Vice President, Fox
THEA SHEINBERG
Co-founder, Dukes Alexander
ZOE WINKLER REINIS
Co-founder, This is About Humanity
LORIEL HENNINGTON
MELISSA MAGASAYSAY
Advisors
share their business expertise + guidance
AILI NAHAS
Editor + Senior Reporter, People Magazine
ALLISON STATTER
CEO, Blended Strategy Group
ARIEL GORDON
Founder + CEO, Ariel Gordon Jewelry
ARIEL KAYE
Founder + CEO of Parachute 德扑手机下载游戏home
BENITA LITT
Attorney + Entrepreneur
CARLY DE CASTRO
Co-founder, Pressed Juicery
CHELSEA SHUKOV
Founder, Sugar Paper
HILARY WILLIAMS
Senior Vice President of Talent, Digital Brand Architects
LINDSAY RACHELEFSKY
Founder, Sky Advisory Group
MONA VINCE
Vice President + Private Client Associate, Bank of America
SOPHIA ROSSI
Co-founder + CEO, Hello Giggles
ELISABETH DIANA
Head of Instagram Communications
BABS BURCHFIELD BRAYTON
Co-founder, Conscious Co
NATALIE TRAN
Exec Director, CAA Foundation x Co-Founder, I Am A Voter.
ALLI WEBB
Co-founder, Drybar + Squeeze - Advisors
VERONICA GRAZER
ALISON WERNER
Activists
fight for social justice around the world
Claire Woods
Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council
Elizabeth Calvin
Senior Advocate, Children's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch
Grace Meng
Senior Researcher, Advocate + Writer, U.S. Program of Human Rights Watch
Liesl Gerntholtz
Executive Director, Women's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch
Leaders
lend their philanthropic expertise + guidance
AMY RAO
Founder + CEO, Integrated Archive Systems
AMY ZIERING
Producer, Director, + Social Justice Advocate
BARBARA SILBERBUSCH
Partner, Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown + Passman
CHRISTINE LYNCH
Board Member, 德扑手机下载游戏homeboy Industries + Community Activist
KELLY MEYER
Environmental + Health Activist
LESLIE GILBERT-LURIE
, Lawyer + Philanthropist
LORRAINE SHEINBERG
Board Member, Feminist Majority Foundation
MARSHA WILLIAMS
Producer + Philanthropist
MIRIAM MUSCAROLAS
Executive Committee Member, Human Rights Watch
VICKI KENNEDY
Senior Counsel, Greenberg Traurig
Champions
use their platforms to raise awareness
CARA SANTANA
Influencer + Activist
CONNIE LIM
Musician + Activist
JORDANA BREWSTER
Actress
KATRINA SCOTT
Co-founder, Tone it Up
KAYLA EWELL
Actress
KELLY LEVEQUE
+ Nutritionist
KINA GRANNIS
Singer + Musician
KRISTIN ESS
Celebrity Hairstylist + Founder, Kristin Ess Hair
LEAH JAMES
Musician
MOLLY SIMS
Model + Actress
NICOLE RICHIE
Actress, , Designer, TV Personality + Philanthropist
SHANI DARDEN
Founder, Shani Darden Skincare
TIEGHAN GERARD
+ Food Blogger
JOANNA GARCÍA SWISHER
Actress + Co-founder, The Happy Place
SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR
Actress, + Entrepreneur
STEPHANIE SHEPHERD
CANDICE KING
Actress
Advocates
widen our circle of support
CAITLIN COLVARD
Pediatrician, Westside Pediatrics
CARI COSTA
Retail Strategist
CARSON MEYER
Founder, C & The Moon, Doula + Actress
ELSA COLLINS
Co-founder, This is About Humanity
EMMA NESPER HOLM
Senior Director, CARE
GALIT DONNELLY
Activist
ILANA SAUL
Co-founder, Polka Dot Media
KATIE GROSSBARD
Illustrator + Activist
KENDRA WILSON
TV Personality +
LESLIE ANNE BRUCE
+ Journalist
LINDSAY EHLERS
Program Director at Skylight Foundation, Milgard Family Foundation
MANDANA DAYANI
Founder, I am a voter, Entrepreneur + Attorney
RACHEL ROSENBLOOM
Co-founder, Polka Dot Media
STEPHANIE LEVINSON
Senior Vice President, Fox
THEA SHEINBERG
Co-founder, Dukes Alexander
ZOE WINKLER REINIS
Co-founder, This is About Humanity
LORIEL HENNINGTON
MELISSA MAGASAYSAY
Advisors
share their business expertise + guidance
AILI NAHAS
Editor + Senior Reporter, People Magazine
ALLISON STATTER
CEO, Blended Strategy Group
ARIEL GORDON
Founder + CEO, Ariel Gordon Jewelry
ARIEL KAYE
Founder + CEO of Parachute 德扑手机下载游戏home
BENITA LITT
Attorney + Entrepreneur
CARLY DE CASTRO
Co-founder, Pressed Juicery
CHELSEA SHUKOV
Founder, Sugar Paper
HILARY WILLIAMS
Senior Vice President of Talent, Digital Brand Architects
LINDSAY RACHELEFSKY
Founder, Sky Advisory Group
MONA VINCE
Vice President + Private Client Associate, Bank of America
SOPHIA ROSSI
Co-founder + CEO, Hello Giggles
ELISABETH DIANA
Head of Instagram Communications
BABS BURCHFIELD BRAYTON
Co-founder, Conscious Co
NATALIE TRAN
Exec Director, CAA Foundation x Co-Founder, I Am A Voter.
ALLI WEBB
Co-founder, Drybar + Squeeze - Advisors
VERONICA GRAZER
ALISON WERNER

I am proud to be involved with The Little Market as it helps create and provide dignified work for women in the villages in which they live. The empowerment of these women improves the lives of all members of their community. Thank you, The Little Market, for your vision and understanding that it is critical to support women in order to improve the human condition

Kelly Meyer
environmental activist, Natural Resources Defense Council
Meet our FOUNDERS
Co-Founder

Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad is a television personality, New York Times bestselling , 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 德扑手机下载游戏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.

Co-Founder

Hannah Skvarla

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 has been featured in Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, People, House Beautiful, E! News and Rebecca Minkoff’s Superwomen podcast. She 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.

Join our Community

When we work together, we can create change

for women around the world.

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