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Elizabeth Faraut is the CEO of LA LOOP, an eyewear business that has a cult-brand following in the US, Europe, and Asia. Elizabeth created a new category for optical retailers, and the products are now sold in over 1,000 stores across 28 countries. LOOPin, the company's social impact platform aims to connect stakeholders to meaningful give back opportunities. As an experienced fashion and luxury brand executive, Elizabeth brings passion, intensity and entrepreneurship to her products, her brands and everything she does. Elizabeth received a B.S. in International Studies from Kenyon College. Elizabeth's passion for social justice and desire to strengthen women's voices has propelled her to take on leadership roles in a number of non-profit organizations in Los Angeles. In January 2021, she became Chair of The Board of Directors of Downtown Women’s Center, an organization which serves and empowers women who are experiencing homelessness or have been homeless in Los Angeles. With a Housing First approach, DWC sees a Los Angeles where every woman is housed. Elizabeth is embarking on a 3-5 year strategic plan with DWC where they plan to provide permanent supportive housing, trauma informed care, job placement, and advocacy to thousands of women across Los Angeles County. In addition Elizabeth serves as President of The Board of Advisors at the Rape Treatment Center (RTC) at Santa Monica-UCLA Hospital. RTC is a model program that provides free comprehensive treatment for child and adult victims of sexual assault. In her over 20-year association with RTC, Elizabeth has brought her entrepreneur's focus to the organization, and has been able to affect legislation to strengthen victim rights nationwide. Elizabeth also serves on the Executive Committee for Human Rights Watch. She is a 2015 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.