Independent Means Inc. President Joline Godfrey stated that her company’s recent “An Income of Her Own” conference was designed to teach teen girls the skills and self-confidence they need to become successful entrepreneurs.
“We want teens to come away with three things: awareness that business ownership is an option, familiarity with the basic concepts and language of business and exposure to business women as role models,” explained Godfrey.
The conference, held last week in the San Francisco area, included a full day of hands-on activities in which girls learned about business concepts, brainstormed about possible new businesses and products, played games that taught historical business concepts and introduced girls to the business lexicon, and met with successful women business owners.
A spokesperson for Prudential, a sponsor of the conference, said “We are continually impressed by the innovated ideas the teens generate during the conference. They have an amazing entrepreneurial spirit that we want to encourage.”