In the middle of it all, young people are leaving their marks on the city like never before.
For the third time, Charlotte Agenda set out to recognize 30 leaders age 30 or younger who are impacting the city they live in. It wasn’t hard to find them. Winnowing the list down to 30 — that was the hard part.
This year’s impressive class runs the gamut — encompassing startup founders, politicos, fitness moguls, builders and business people.
Jennifer started by creating a home-based business making handbags that fit NFL stadium rules, and grew it into a powerful national e-commerce brand.
Title: Owner and designer of POLICY Handbags
Neighborhood: Chantilly/Plaza Midwood
Favorite Charlotte restaurant: Dine in: Soul Gastrolounge. Take-out: Intermezzo. Bar bites: Providence Road Sundries
What book do you recommend to other young leaders? “Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties,” by Beth Kobliner
What advice would you give your 21-year-old self? Be proactive and don’t wait around for someone else to bring your ideas to life. Stick with your goals, success doesn’t happen overnight. No one is you, and that is your power.
What local Charlotte leader do you look up to? Dr. David Ugland, my dad