At 9 years old, Leanna started a line of natural hair and body care products called Leanna’s Inc. Inspired by how much her friends liked the pomade her mom used to make, Leanna researched how to start a business and convinced her parents to start Leanna’s Inc. In 2008, Leanna founded the Leanna Archer Education Foundation, which provides opportunities for underprivileged children in Haiti. Leanna wants to build schools and provide a safe learning environment for over 150 students.
When she was 10 years old, Maddie decorated coke bottle caps and put magnets on them so she could style her locker, and her friends liked them so much that they asked her if she could make some stylish magnets for them too. Eventually, she founded M3 Girl Designs LLC Snap Caps, which is now a jewelry company with annual revenues of around $1.6 million (wow!) that sells over 60,000 necklaces per month. Now, she is working on a book for kids with entrepreneurial spirit and big imaginations.
At age 16, Juliette created what is now Miss O & Friends, a social networking site for young girls. It offers character building opportunities that include publishing and selling the original stories of girls in bookstores nationwide. Tweens can socialize, play, create, learn, exchange ideas, get help, compare experiences, get published and much more in a safe environment.
Asya is the amazing 17-year-old who designed and founded Stinky Feet Gurlz, an accessories company inspired by 1940's style. Its goal is to end human trafficking and sexual abuse by donating a portion of its revenue to Asya’s charity, “She Is Worth It!” This charity is focused on bringing action and awareness to child sex slavery and backlogged rape kits.
Savannah became the youngest Magazine Publisher in the U.S. at the age of 12, when she started publishing a magazine called Girlpez Fashion Magazine to complement her website for teen girls, Girlpez.com. Girlpez is an online and print publication focused on empowering girls through fashion, beauty, and self-esteem development. Savannah is constantly looking to motivate other girls to pursue their dreams, and believes that anybody who is willing to work hard can become an entrepreneur.
Tiffani Bailey Lash
Tiffani’s decided to study Chemistry to learn more about cosmetic science. After attending college, she pursued a Ph.D. in Chemistry at North Carolina State University. The lack of quality, natural, hair-care products tailored to women of color inspired Tiffani to develop her own hair-care products line. She cofounded Tea and Honey Blend (THB) to create “accessible, high performing, custom blended beauty solutions that meet the specific needs of a global multicultural beauty audience."