By Lil Mogul
I get a kick out of being Lil Mogul. I have become a mentor to so many people. My disciples, ok, ok, ok mini moguls, (is that better…) inspire me on so many levels. Teneille, Eric, Troy, all the D’s kidz… DeShawn, Dee Dee, Dexstar, Derron, Deulon and Dwight are young entrepreneurs with passion, energy and motivation. I encourage them to explore all possibilities and strive for the very best while challenging themselves to achieve their deepest dreams. No one said the road would be easy, so plan for the long journey, enjoy the ride and their goals will be within reach.
Every so often we meet someone or a group that empowers us. It becomes clear on why we do what we do. The passion, the drive and the feeling of wonderful bliss comes over us. I had the pleasure of experiencing these feelings when I met the Williams Sister this past June. Tiffanie (15), Twana (14) and Victoria (13) triple threats from Columbia, SC are a sibling group of dancers, models, actors and motivational speakers. However, what makes these young ladies different, they are entrepreneurs. They started a company called Drive Safe, committed to making our roads and highways safer for all motorists, especially young teenage drivers. The Sisters created www.DriveSafeSigns.com, Driver Safety Notification Signs which they hold US Patent # D501892.
Collectively, they have won titles such as; Black Enterprise Magazine’s Teen Preneurs of the Year, Merrill Lynch Young Entrepreneur Award, and President’s Leadership Award from Columbia, SC NAACP Youth Council. They have been recognized by South Carolina’s Governor Mark Sanford, Senator Joel Lourie, Majority Whip Congressman James E. Clyburn and Associate Administrator for National Civil Rights, Fredrick D. Isler. They were accepted in the Darla Moore School of Business Technology and have caught the attention of cooperate companies like General Motors, McDonalds, Black Enterprise, Wal-Mart, State Farm to name a few. The Sisters hold a Small & Minority Business Certificate from The State of South Carolina. YES!!! I said a S&M Business Certificate...
After speaking with the Williams Sister, I have realized the mentor can easily become the mentee.
GO TEEN GIRL POWER!!!