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October, 2017

Mikaila Ulmer

How do you turn a fear into fuel for action and success? Ask Mikaila Ulmer! After getting stung twice in one week, Mikaila was scared of bees. But thanks to some research, she decided she should protect them instead of run from them. She learned that honeybees play an important role in our ecosystem, but she also found that we have far fewer bees today than we did 50 years ago, with more dying each year. That's why she started Me & the Bees Lemonade, a company that supports beekeepers by using honey to sweeten its lemonade. Mikaila shares her journey as a young entrepreneur, bee ambassador, and student.

June, 2017

Stephanie Kaplan Lewis

Summer is just around the corner. After months of reading textbooks and completing assignments, many girls want to chill out during summer vacation. While summer vacation is the perfect time to relax, it's also a good time to earn some extra cash and gain experience and skills that you can use in your future workplace.

Stephanie Kaplan Lewis is co-founder & CEO of Her Campus Media, a media brand for the empowered college woman. And she wants to equip you with some tools and advice to rock your summer job or internship, while having fun.

Read our interview with Stephanie to learn what she wants every girl to know about summer fun, jobs and internships, academic success, and job interviews.

March, 2017

Mina K.

Meet Mina K. She's a teen who was born with HIV and is determined not to let her status steal her joy. She says that HIV isn't the boss — she is!

Mina is a blogger and youth advocate who educates others about HIV and AIDS, and is serving as a National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day ambassador. She wants to share her story to help others understand what it's like living with HIV. In her interview, Mina opens up about being born with HIV, what it's been like to share her status, and educating others. She also shares her thoughts on what you can do to help end the stigma.

February, 2017

Allyson Ahlstrom

Ever thought you were too young to give back to your community? Allyson Ahlstrom proves that age is nothing but a number.

When Allyson was 14, she was inspired to make a difference. She had an idea to hold a clothing drive to provide 10 girls in foster care with two new outfits each. Allyson sent out 300 letters to clothing companies for support, asking them to donate clothes. Her hard work paid off. She was able to outfit 13 teenage girls — three more than her goal. This launched the start of her nonprofit organization Threads for Teens. Since then, Threads for Teens has opened two boutiques and held over 80 pop-up events (temporary stores) in 49 states for more than 5,000 girls. Read our interview with Allyson to learn more about Threads for Teens and why she decided to start it.

Content last reviewed September 26, 2017
Page last updated September 26, 2017