Veronika Scott is 22 years old and the Founder of The Empowerment Plan, a nonprofit that hires Detroit’s homeless women to make coats for the homeless.
I met Veronika in August 2011 when she spoke at the event my company powered at the United Nations – The International Year of Youth Culmination Celebration. Veronika wowed hundreds of girls and women who were joining together at the UN to create a global force of positive change. She stood at the UN podium and began telling her story: I started off with a college assignment in early 2010 to design and fulfill a need… I live in Detroit… there are 36,000 homeless individuals and 64,000 abandoned buildings… I didn’t need to look very far to find others with greater needs than my own.
Veronika graduated from the College of Creative Studies in Detroit and the next day she flew from Detroit to New York to join me at the Forbes Gallery to share her intimate and passionate story about how she started her company, what motivates her, her mistakes and successes. She’s an amazing young woman who is truly changing the world.
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