Eighteen year-old Zandra is an entrepreneur, author and philanthropist. Zandra’s fascination with entrepreneurship began when she was 9 years old, inspired by a simple “no” from her dad. She joined the Kids Biz Small Business Development Center program at Buffalo State College just shy of her 10th birthday.
Zandra is the youngest to graduate from the all adult class of the Minority and Women Entrepreneurial Program at the University at Buffalo. She is also a graduate of Lucky Break University and member of the National Association of Women Business Owners, she teaches classes on entrepreneurship, advising youth and adults on how they too, can get an early start at building their dreams.
As a TEDx speaker, Zandra is a recognized entrepreneur due to her work as a girl’s education advocate. She has been featured on several news outlets such as Entrepreneur Magazine, Black Enterprise, NPR, Seventeen Magazine, Teen Boss, Girls Life Magazine, Teen Boss, INC, USA TODAY, Nickelodeon, The TODAY Show, The Harry Connick Jr. Show, Good Morning America, and ABC Nightline. She is Steve Harvey’s Funderdome winner, in addition to facilitating workshops/presentations for well known organizations, from The United Nations to State Colleges and Universities across the nation.
Zandra, who was named the 2017 Small Business Administration Young Entrepreneur of the Year, is the youngest to ever win an Etsy Open Call Golden Purchase order. As a trained maker and proud member of the Indie Business Network and Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild, she facilitates workshops on natural product creation and formulation.
Zandra just recently celebrated a huge milestone as she launched a special promotional “Treat Yo Self” Gift Box into over 700 Target stores nationwide.
Zandra has built a brand that gives back; it is about confidence and inner beauty; she believes that young ladies should be confident in their own skin and learn what beauty is from the inside out. Her hope is to inspire youth to take action and make things happen for themselves and their communities. Donating up to 10% of all net profits to support girls’ education, Zandra is an agent of change.
As the CEO of Young Mogul Prep School, and The Zandra "tlc" Foundation, Zandra is serial entrepreneur committed to providing entrepreneurial education, STEAM experiences and mentorship, along with networking opportunities for young people so they can become change makers in their families and community.
Come join us for the 2019 NE Bubbles & Blazes Gathering!
Date: July 26 & 27
Where: Location: Union Center Christian Church,
950 Boswell Hills RD
Endicott, NY 13760
Dinner: Friday evening, 6:30pm at a local restaurant (not covered under gathering fee)