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FAB Girl Making History: Maya Penn

10 Feb

Photo from Maya's shop on Etsy.

Meet Maya Penn.

You may think this photo of the eleven year old is from a dance recital, and you would be wrong. It’s from the pint sized designer’s shop on Etsy!

Maya Penn is the CEO of Maya’s Ideas, a line of handmade, environmentally conscious clothes and accessories. She recycles different fabrics and re imagines them into beautiful hats, scarves, bags, and other items.

In addition to being a businesswoman, she is a philanthropist, donating 10% of her proceeds to Atlanta area charities. She has been profiled by Forbes magazine’s list of grade school entreprenuers and interviewed by Fox Atlanta.

We see a bright future ahead of this FAB Girl!

FAB Girl Making History: Leanna Archer

3 Feb

Meet Leanna Archer.

At age 13, she made history by being the youngest teen business owner to ring the opening bell for the NASDAQ stock market. At age 9, she started Leanna’s, Inc., a natural hair and body care line of products that rakes in $100,000 a year.

What makes her such a FAB entrepreneur is her willingness to share the wealth.  Kids can become representatives by introducing her products to salons and businesses in their area. They will receive a 10 to 15% profit of the orders that are placed through them. Leanna  is soon to join the ranks of Avon and Mary Kay!

She also does public speaking events and started a non profit to help kids in Haiti have food, education and a safe place to live. She has been featured at BET’s ‘Black Girls Rock’, which showcases FAB Women and Girls who are changing the world for the better. She has appeared on 106 and Park and been profiled in publications such as Forbes and Ebony.

To learn more about her, her company and products, visit her website.  This FAB Girl is going places!

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