"Summer has a powerful platform. She delivers a wake-up call to us all regarding the troubles ahead and how quickly they will affect our lives. At the same time, she brings hope and inspiration that we can rally around."
~Michael Travis, Payless ShoeSource
"An outstanding presentation...Her message captured not only everyone's attention but their hearts and minds as well."
~ Brian P. Sheehan, Sustainability Manager, Sam's Club
"Extremely articulate and energetic! Her presentation is emotionally moving [and] she delivers just the right mix of humor and information."
~ Jeni Sweatt, Records Management Coordinator, Collective Brands
"Her presentations are much more than informative; they are electric, passionate and insightful. Each one is fresh, different and tangible. She has a talent for reaching audiences of all ages, but she unmistakably inspires young people the most."
~ John C. Bersia, Special Assistant to the President for Global Perspectives, University of Central Florida
"It's a breath of fresh air to work with someone who is so versatile, has convictions and really understands the advantages of fair trade."
~ Patricia Jurewicz, Coordinator of Hong Kong Fair Trade Fair; Director of Responsible Sourcing Network
"She has such a passion for this topic and truly understands how it relates to business issues...After hearing her speak, I’m more convinced than ever about the impact of our efforts and how critical they are to our future and the future of the planet."
~ Kristin Spurgin, Financial Analyst, Collective Brands
"Summer Rayne is a dynamic, inspirational speaker who connected quickly and easily with our college students. Her encouragement to remain strong and committed to one's values in the workplace, and life in general, will no doubt continue to resonate with all who attended her talk."
~ Amy Cabaniss, Ph.D., MBA, Outreach Coordinator, Office of Sustainability, University of Rhode Island
"Summer Rayne Oakes led the succulent-planting workshop at the Well+Good and Origins Earth Month celebration, where she insightfully spoke to two consecutive groups of 50 plant lovers about succulents, plant-care, propagation, and more. . .
Oakes patiently listened to questions and responded methodically with straightforward and easy-to-comprehend answers. Guests felt comfortable asking about plants at home with yellowing leaves, funny stalks, and potted plants growing in odd shapes. Oakes enthusiastically answered everyone’s questions for hours. Oakes is eloquent, enthusiastic, professional, and wildly knowledgeable about plants. Everyone left the workshop with a ton of valuable insight and the boosted confidence to care for their indoor plants.”
~ Joann Pan, Assistant Branded Content Editor, Well+Good
Summer Rayne Oakes has spoken in hundreds of different locations around the world, some of which include:
UNCTAD Biodiversity Summit
World Trade Organization
UN Summit on Sustainable Development
Ethical Fashion Show
Ladies Who Launch
Penn State University
Mashable Social Good Conference
The Feast Social Innovation Conference
ABC Continuity Forum
NY Social Media Week
Presidio School of Management