It is well known that as an organization, we’re committed to support the leadership development of thousands of members, volunteers and interns all around the world.
Regardless of what we’re individually trying to achieve, everyone’s journey in life has something in common: inspiration. Some people might get it from music, others from social media or their families.
Today, we’re presenting you a list of role models who, at a young age, have taken matters into their own entrepreneurial hands and created significant change by mobilizing their ambition with purpose and perseverance.
437 by Hyla Nayeri and Adrien Bettio
At just 20 years old Hyla and Adrien struggled to find the perfect swimwear to enjoy the summer in, they decided to create their own products, designed to flatter all body types and sizes straight from their dorm room. The all-female company, with teams working around the clock to cater to their clients’ every need, is self-funded and has been profitable since its 2017 launch.
Teach For Senegal by Raby Gueye
Raby, 26, grew up in a Senegalese village where education wasn’t accessible. She became the first in her family to attend school when she relocated to the U.S.. During her academic journey it became clear education is vital for one to be able to reach their full potential and thrive, motivating her to create Teach For Senegal, which hires local graduates to teach in schools and help solving this problem in her home country.
Simulate by Ben Pasternak
Chicken nuggets have been loved around the world for years. Thanks to Ben, who is only 21, vegetarians can now enjoy them as well. His startup Simulate successfully created plant-based nuggets, which generated $8 million in revenue this year. Ben is a natural, innovative entrepreneur, who dropped out of school at 15 to follow a dream in developing games and apps that are being used by millions of users today. Now he’s onto much bigger projects.
100 Thieves & Jackson Dahl
Jack was a part of the founding team of one of nowadays’ largest gaming organizations, responsible for the esports, apparel, and entertainment businesses of 100 Thieves. A strategic leader like him allowed the organization to quickly grow in the industry, counting on dozens of gamers and content creators and on investors such as Drake and Scooter Braun. Forbes estimates 100 Thieves is worth $160 million.
EnsoData by Fernandez, Rusk and Glattard
This group of 28 year olds figured out a way to make what seemed impossible, become reality. They cofounded EnsoData which uses AI to diagnose medical conditions. Its first product is aimed at sleep apnea and is now used by more than 400 clinics across the U.S., helping more than 14,000 patients every month. Their mission is to harness data to make healthcare more accurate, efficient, and affordable.
These people are proof that we are responsible of shaping our own future. They identified needs and worked hard to provide the answers and create these projects. We hope their stories inspire you to keep doing your best every single day, as you too have the same potential to make a great impact in this world.