"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 has spoken in hundreds of different locations around the world, some of which include:
- Collective Brands
- Tommy Hilfiger
- Sam's Club
- UNCTAD Biodiversity Summit
- RITE Conference
- World Trade Organization
- UN Summit on Sustainable Development
- Ethical Fashion Show
- GreenBIZ Summit
- Ladies Who Launch
- Yale University
- Penn State University
- SXSW Eco
- Sustainable Brands
- Mashable Social Good Conference
- The Feast Social Innovation Conference
- Green Festival
- NET Impact
- ABC Continuity Forum
- NY Social Media Week
- Cornell University
- Presidio School of Management