ABOUT THE FOUNDER
THE MAN BEHIND THE BELIEVE IN YOURSELF PROJECT
I started UsTrendy ten years ago as a global marketplace that enables fashion designers to list their items for sale and grow their brands online. Over the last decade, UsTrendy has grow into the largest independent fashion website in the world, with a large social media following.
Over the past few years, I have grown increasingly concerned with the cyber bullying and body shaming that I have seen online. At the same time, I realized the enormous social pressure that many young girls feel to try to be hip and socially cool by wearing clothing that is seen as stylish. Many girls are unable to afford these fashions and can often feel ashamed socially.
These observations inspired me to launch the Believe in Yourself Project, a foundation that will provide needy girls with dresses for upcoming dances and at same time promote a positive body image through speakers and mentors.
I hope to grow Believe in Yourself into a national foundation with roots in every state across the country, to provide dresses to as many needy girls as possible, helping them to feel empowered.
If you are visiting this site to make a donation, to learn more about our cause, or just to get involved, I sincerely thank you and look forward to working with you.
Sam Sisakhti is the founder and CEO of UsTrendy. He was named Boston Magazine's Most Promising Innovator, Mass High Tech's Next Generation of Entrepreneur, and Internet Retailer's Top 10 Most Effective Social Media Marketers. UsTrendy is ranked as a top 500 online retailer in the second edition of the Internet Retailer Top 500 along with one of the 5 fastest growing e-tailers. UsTrendy serves as an online fashion marketplace to over 20,000 sellers from 100 countries. Sam was also listed on the Power 30 under 30 list which is comprised of the 30 most influential people in sports, media, or business.
Sam Sisakhti has been a keynote speaker at over 50 universities including Harvard University. He has also spoken for the last two years at IRCE ( the world's largest retail conference) with several thousand people attending his session.
Sam Sisakhti has raised venture capital funding from investors of the likes of Tim Draper ( past investments include Tesla, Skype, Hotmail.
Sam Sisakhti is Mass Challenge Judge and recently founded a charity which provides underprivileged girls with clothing for school dances and promotes positive body image through a mentoring program.
Sam has been featured in in the Boston Globe, Inc. Magazine, CBS morning News, ABC Channel 5, US News, Boston Herald, Women's Wear Daily, Forbes, Vogue UK, NY Metro.