Entrepreneur and Advisor

Founder of retail startup, Small World Venice, Advisor to MC2 and MC3 US — powering the ESG revolution


Human Rights Advocate and Re-Integration Expert

Co-Founder of Pathways to Peace Uganda and Board Member for RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights


Thought Leader

Erica’s work has appeared in mainstream media outlets such as The Huffington Post, The Washington Post and The BBC

ERICA SHAY is an entrepreneur, human rights advocate, re-integration expert and impact investor who is committed to raising awareness of global inequalities and social justice issues. She is currently an advisor to a number of start-ups including MC2 and MC3 U.S. – powering the environment social government (ESG) workplace revolution. Erica is also an author and thought leader whose work has appeared in media outlets including The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Washington Post, France24, BBC and National Geographic. Over the years, Ms. Shay has worked with the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights as well as RFK Young Leaders. She currently serves on the RFK Leadership Council. As co-founder of the NGO Pathways to Peace Uganda (PTPU), Erica helped re-integrate former child soldiers and reunite them with their loved ones to create lasting peace across Ugandan communities. She then embarked on her entrepreneurial journey when she launched a globally curated retail store called Small World Venice – which facilitated livelihood programs for women who had escaped from the LRA, and served as their entry into the global market. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and stepson.

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Impact Stories

Building Pathways To Peace Uganda For Former Child Soldiers

Combining Fashion and Conscious Consumerism: Creating Small World Venice

Fighting for Human Rights On The RFK Leadership Council