Forbes 30 Under 30 Nomination
Updated: Mar 29
This year I brushed the stars with one of my biggest goals, landing my name on the Forbes Under 30 list. Beginning at the age of fourteen, my life has been full of opportunity - whether it was a simple blessing, luck or manifested.
I received notice that I had been nominated for the 2020 Forbes Under 30 list and invited to the Forbes Under 30 Summit. The Summit was an incredible experience filled with knowledge, networking and tremendous personal growth. I had the opportunity to hear from some of the most inspirational and "movement-maker" leaders, founders and CEO's. Some of which included:
Serena Williams, World Famous Athlete and CEO
Tim Brown, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Allbirds
Sean Rad, Founder of Tinder
Steve Case, Cofounder of AOL
Russ D'Souza, Co-founder at SeatGeek
Yael Aflalo, Founder and CEO of Reformation
Bastian Lehman, Cofounder and CEO of Postmates
Manish Chandra, Founder and CEO of Poshmark
Gary Linscott, Tech Lead at Google
Eric Allison, Head of Uber Elevate
Jeff Raider, Cofounder and Co-CEO at Harry's
Alan Gordon, Technical Leader at Ford Motor Company
Rick Gomez, Executive Vice President at Target
Ric Fulop, CEO and founder at Desktop Metal
Alex Wright-Gladstein, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Ayar Labs
Ted Way, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft
Keysha Camps, Program Engineering Manager at General Motors
Tara Reed, CEO of Apps Without Code
Additionally, a private concert from Normani, 21 Savage, and The Chainsmokers was nothing less than epic. These large billion dollar companies grew from an idea to a small business and eventually to what they are today. As the one of the speakers said it best, "This ovenight success story took 10 years to build."
As for me, I am still building my empire - 6 years in the making and savoring every moment of it.