"I never intended to raise a young entrepreneur" says Marcella Mollon-Williams, co-founder of the ExCEL Youth Mentoring Institute. "My goal was to raise leaders that would leave a positive impact on society. Entrepreneurship came naturally once leadership was established." As a fifth generation business owner, Marcella's legacy of entrepreneurship is evident in her daughter, Gabrielle Jordan.
Gabrielle, now 18, is the owner of Jewelz of Jordan, an upscale jewelry company which she started at age 9. However, her passion for business did not stop there. Gabrielle has taken her experience in business and her passion for inspiring others to publish the #1 Amazon Bestselling book, The Making of a Young Entrepreneur: A Kids Guide to Developing the Mind-Set for Success which launched her platform as a sought-after speaker with accomplishments such as TEDx and keynoting events and conferences around the world.
Gabrielle and Marcella's experience as a kidpreneur/momager team has allowed them to develop an in depth understanding of the intricate details involved in starting, managing and growing a youth-owned business.