1 program. 7 cities in 2017. 1,000 new GIRL BOSSES.

[ELG Success Stories] Meet Nina Collymore, the owner of Nina Shavon

(MEMPHIS, Tennessee) November 16, 2017 — Do you ever feel as if you’re too young to get started in business?

Get some motivation and inspiration from one of our ELG students, Nina Collymore, the owner of Nina Shavon.

2017-11-16T10:24:32+00:00 November 16th, 2017|0 Comments

[ELG Success Stories] Meet Aryn Gumpert, the owner of Aryn’s Smelly Socks

(GREENSBORO, North Carolina) October 31, 2017 — ELG Entrepreneurs are making their mark.

Today, meet one of our ELG Entrepreneurs, Aryn Gumpert, the owner of Aryn’s Smelly Socks.

To order a Smelly Sock of your own, click here.

2017-10-31T06:59:16+00:00 October 31st, 2017|0 Comments

What is the vision behind Envision Lead Grow?

Envision Lead Grow is a nonprofit organization based in Norfolk, Virginia.

The motto is: 1 program. 7 cities in 2017. 1,000 new girl bosses. ELG is on a mission to break the cycle of poverty for 1,000 girls in underserved communities in the United States each year.

Listen to the vision behind this movement from Envision Lead Grow founder Angela D. Reddix.

2017-03-02T21:18:39+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

From ELG Summer Camp to a visit with the Sharks

Congratulations to ELG Summer Camp alum (Virginia Beach, 2016) Kenedee Cassidy! The Kempsville High School student spent some time hanging out with the Sharks last fall.

Kenedee’s mother, Lisa, tells us that her daughter learned so much during the ELG Summer Camp. She used the presentation she created for her passion pitch and presented it to the organizers of an event connected with Shark Tank star and entrepreneur Daymond John.

Kenedee was chosen to present her pitch on stage in front of John and fellow Shark Tank star Kevin Harrington.

Way to go, Kenedee!

2017-01-10T21:35:31+00:00 January 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Seed 01: Consider what makes your heart sing – what brings you joy or peace

Consider what makes your heart sing – what brings you joy or peace. When I was a child, I loved dancing. I was happiest when I danced – any kind of dancing would do. As I got older, I found happiness in so many other things – traveling and writing for example. I also found that there were some things I really liked in my work-life: planning, training, mentoring. I also really like solving problems and finding new ways for clients to succeed. I took these things that made me happy and found a way to use them in my daily life. It is what brings me joy.
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2016-12-07T10:21:53+00:00 October 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Seed 02: Put pen to paper.

Put pen to paper. I love the feeling of setting a goal and writing it down. For me, that act of putting pen to paper crystallizes my dream into a goal and makes it all the more real. I keep a journal with me at all times. People wonder what I am writing about. The truth is, they are random thoughts sometimes, and other times they are detailed plans.
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2016-10-14T08:43:14+00:00 October 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Seed 03: Speak It & Bring It to Life – Speak as if it is

Speak It & Bring It to Life – Speak as if it is. I recently met a new entrepreneur, and she introduced herself as an itty, bitty business owner working out of her basement with no customers. I quickly told her that this would be her elevator speech: “I am the owner of a successful venture, working out of my office, catering to my customer base.” Don’t reinforce negativity by speaking down on yourself; speak your successes into existence.
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2016-10-14T08:37:04+00:00 October 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Seed 04: Inhale and exhale – determine who breathes life into it and who drains the energy out of it.

Inhale and exhale – determine who breathes life into it and who drains the energy out of it. – It’s commonly said that you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. If the people in your inner circle don’t believe in your dreams, soon enough, you won’t either. If they just agree with everything you say without working for growth, soon your own growth will cease as well. It’s all about finding the balance of people who are invested in you enough to give you valuable feedback that will help you excel.
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2016-10-14T08:34:35+00:00 October 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Seed 06: Plan Your Success

Plan your success – It is so easy to jump in and get to work, but the magic is in the plan. Zig
Ziglar said, “Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.” Plan your dream so that when the window of opportunity presents itself to you, you are ready to turn that window into a door.
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2016-10-14T08:27:34+00:00 October 1st, 2016|0 Comments
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