Anna is a teen business owner and speaker with a passion for creative writing. She believes everyone has an important story to share, and creative writing is the tool to uncover your voice and explore your own perspective. After moving to a new state and going to a school that discouraged creativity, she was inspired by her Grandma – who showed her how to make handmade greeting cards – and with only 3 designs opened her shop AnnaMade Design Co. on Etsy. Through her business, Anna has created over 150 cards, developed her writing skills, and met some amazing young entrepreneurs. After connecting with these teen business owners, she realized most of them were experts at making their products, but struggled with the business side of things. So Anna started Soaring Together, a community with resources to help other teens reach their business goals. She hosted Soaring Together 2022, an online event, in March, with over 200 teen attendees and 15 speakers. When she’s not working on her business, Anna enjoys hiking, swimming, and playing piano (and organ). Wherever she visits, you'll probably find Anna at the local stationery store, searching for a new favorite pen.

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