Envision • Lead • Grow — a non-profit on a mission to end the cycle of poverty through entrepreneurship — had a conference here in Chevy Chase, MD at the 4-H Center May 31-June 3. This organization reached out to hundreds of girls in seven different cities (Memphis, TN; Greensboro, NC; Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Richmond, VA; Norfolk, VA) about starting their own businesses. The top performers have been invited to our Entrepreneurship Institute. The girls in attendence have created profitable ventures and are looking to grow their businesses further.
It was an honor to meet these young women (middle school and high school students) and learn about their unique passions. The girls had such businesses as making charmed bracelets, selling artwork, creating artist baked goods, and sewing scented spa wraps. They had a lot of great questions about graphic design, and it was fun to give them some advice to help forward their business.
Their mission is to create 1,000 new girl bosses by 2020 nationwide. To learn more, check them out: http://envisionleadgrow.org/
Love their tagline: Little girls with dreams become women with vision.