A recent Fortune Magazine article that spotlighted millionaires under 22, of which all were men, has Lani Lazzari 17 year old CEO of Simple Sugars fired up to start her very own movement for girls. Lazzari believes every girl should know that financial independence is her choice regardless of her socioeconomic or cultural background. Lazzari says you don’t need a break, you don’t need luck, you don’t need rich parents, you only need a good idea and a great work ethic and then the opportunities are yours to create.
Lani founded Simple Sugars when she was 11 years old, in an effort to create natural skincare products that would be safe to use on her very sensitive skin. Lani’s brand has been featured in CosmoGirl, Forbes, SELF, Seventeen, Entrepreneur, Lucky, Allure, Teen Vogue, Girl’s Life and MSNBC to name a few and has garnered a loyal fan base all over the country. Lani is a role-model for young girls everywhere and her passion for inspiring teens to follow their dreams has made her an ambassador for female entrepreneurship.
By taking her business and her message on the road to 25 cities, Lani hopes to get the attention of Ellen DeGeneres when she reaches LA. The tour will begin in Lani’s hometown of Pittsburgh, PA Lani will stop in Baltimore on September 14 for media interviews on her way to Washington, DC.
Lazzari has also been confirmed as a speaker for She Counts Inc. leadership conference for teen girls on October 21 at Loyola University where she will make her second appearance in Maryland to speak with over 200 girls about financial literacy.
Since 2009, She Counts has helped aspiring adolescent girls start and grow small businesses. She Counts provides business and career development, mentoring and workshops for girls. For more information about volunteering, donating, entrepreneurial programs for middle and high school girls or to schedule an interview with Lani Lazzari or Kristy Johnson, call 410-449-GIRL (4475) or visit She Counts online.