The Entrepreneurship Award winner, Sahro Hassan, is a senior at Lewiston High School.  Sahro saw a niche in the fashion market that someone needed to fill; her vision is to create designs for Muslim women that are both fashionable and modest.  Sahro decided that she is just the person to do that so she developed her passion for fashion and started her own business, Fashionuji.  Her goal was to empower young women to express their personalities and identities through their fashion and to inspire other girls in her community to find their passions and work toward purposeful goals.  She outlined a business plan, designed her first clothing line, prepared a sales pitch, presented in front an investor panel (which awarded her $1,100 as start up cash), displayed her creations at a trade show, and successfully launched her business.  Although, this was already a huge accomplishment, Sahro continued to grow her business, taking advantage of all opportunities that came her way.  She featured her work in two public fashion shows, both of which she planned and organized.  She approached local businesses asking to sell her designs, to which she had many positive responses.

Congratulations to Sahro for her creativity and setting an example for other young entrepreneurs, and for for winning this year’s Girls Rock Award for Entrepreneurship!  Hear the rest of her story and her advice to girls who want to be activists below!

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