Originally from El Salvador, one of the most dangerous nations on earth, Ariela Suster started a social enterprise in 2011 that employs at-risk Salvadoran youth. The business is a jewelry and accessory line called Sequence, named for Ariela’s mission to disrupt the sequence of violence. It provides employees an alternative to joining gangs, providing steady work, computer training, art classes, and pay that’s up to three times higher than the average marketplace wage. Ariela currently lives in New York. With Sequence, she aims to develop the leading business model for violence prevention. She’s well on her way, now employing almost 40 young people and selling her signature bracelets, necklaces, headpieces, and scarves globally.
Sessions for Ariela Suster
- Session 3: Making Positive Change Around The Globe - Brand2Global Silicon Valley 2017