Entrepreneurial Academy for Girls ages 8 – 14 begins June 7th

Academy to train girls about entrepreneurship and being a CEO.
CANTON, Ohio - May 20, 2019 - PRLog -- She Elevates, a nonprofit 501c3 organization is offering the She Elevates Academy where the girls will be trained and mentored by business owners, community leaders, women of great influence and CEOs. The Academy is an opportunity for girls to learn how to be a business owner and CEO. They will develop a lean business model and pitch their business to obtain seed funding for their business or organization.

She Elevates exists solely to empower girls ages 8 – 14 to become leaders, future entrepreneurs and CEOs. It teaches girls to think beyond what they think they can be. The Founder and Executive Director of She Elevates is DeLores Pressley.

"It went back to my childhood," said Pressley, a former elementary school teacher who has also been in business for the last thirty years. "Although I was always confident and a leader, I didn't know much about entrepreneurship despite realizing I wanted to be one in 5th grade." Pressley had a dream of owning a business at a young age. Pressley realized that there are other girls out there who also have that dream. She states, "This Academy is a pipeline to help change the gender gap in business."

The Academy will be held at Stark State College on June 7, 14, 21, 28, 8:00am – 2:30pm and graduation is June 29, 10:00am – 1:00pm. Registration is $200.00. Full scholarships are available to the girls who need financial assistance.  She Elevates also is seeking sponsors for the Academy. To register for the event or sponsor the event, please visit the website at https://www.sheelevates.org/academy/ or call the office at 877.550.1751.


She Elevates, Inc. a 501c3 is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes. The organization provides young girls with mentorship and educational information on business ownership. The primary vision of the organization is to provide more exposure to young girls to increase their beliefs, understanding, and knowledge base to become powerful women entrepreneurs.

Vickie Hogan
Tags:Youth Empowerment
Location:Canton - Ohio - United States
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