How Hannah Skvarla, Co-Founder Of The Little Market, Started A Non-Profit Dedicated To Creating Economic Opportunities For Underserved Women Worldwide
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Co-founder of The Little Market, Hannah Skvarla, shares her journey of starting a non-profit rooted in fair trade with her friend, Lauren Conrad. The Little Market is a nonprofit fair trade shop featuring ethically sourced products that are handmade by artisans around the world. Lori and Hannah discuss everything from communicating expectations with business partners to the power of in-person events and even how motherhood has impacted her approach to entrepreneurship. Hannah shares how she has navigated the ever-changing e-commerce industry and overcome major challenges, including the recent supply chain issues that the pandemic has brought on. Listen in to hear more of Lori and Hannah’s conversation about staying focused, intentional and proactive in business.    IN THIS EPISODE, WE TALK ABOUT: How she and her co-founder Lauren Conrad launched The Little Market  Overcoming challenges that she has faced in the non-profit, human rights, and retail spaces  The best ways to support The Little Market  How she’s seen The Little Market impact its artisans’ lives  Her top advice for people who want to start a business  Getting specific with your network  Rethinking what balance looks like for entrepreneurs  RESOURCES Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself by Nedra Glover Tawwab Text GIRLFRIENDS to 310-496-8363 for updates and a chance to be featured on the show!   CONNECT WITH HANNAH The Little Market: Follow The Little Market: @thelittlemarket  Follow Hannah: @hannahskvarla     CONNECT WITH BRIT Instagram: @britdrisc Squeeze: @squeeze    CONNECT WITH LORI Instagram: @loriharder Lite Pink: @drinklitepink Earn Your Happy: @earnyourhappy Listen to Earn Your Happy   CONNECT WITH ALLI Instagram: @alliwebb Becket & Quill: @becketandquill Squeeze: @squeeze    GUEST BIO Hannah Skvarla is the co-founder of The Little Market, a nonprofit fair trade shop featuring ethically sourced products that are handmade by artisans around the world. She has traveled extensively to see and experience 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 Services (AJWS) in El Salvador, and CARE in Uganda. She has traveled with Human Rights Watch to Burma, Congo, Colombia, Thailand, and Turkey. To meet with artisans and source handcrafted goods for The Little Market, she has traveled to Bolivia, India, Guatemala, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, and Thailand.   She has been featured in MyDomaine, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, People, The Chalkboard Mag, The Good Trade, Parents, and POPSUGAR. 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.   Hannah is committed to empowering women and advocating for human rights. She is proud to bring together gifted artisans with customers who value their talents, changing the lives of families with fair wages, safe workplaces, and a commitment to family well-being.
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