Bella Weems Lambert, Founder of Origami Owl
As a 14-year-old, Weems Lambert started a custom jewelry company and, now, more than 45,000 independent entrepreneurs sell Origami Owl across the U.S. and Canada.
I have chosen to make Origami Owl my career because I started [the company] when I was 14 years old so I could earn some money for a car! It has become so much more than I ever could have expected, and now we are able to help touch the lives of many by providing an incredible business opportunity, encourage a pay-it-forward mindset and be a global force for good.
I am most proud that Origami Owl has been able to become one of the fastest-growing social-selling companies in the world!
Inspiring other young girls is the most rewarding part of what I do, while trying to balance business and my personal life seems to be the most challenging at times.
My company gives back to the community by providing jobs to our employees, donating 100 percent of the profits from our Force For Good charm collection to various charities each year and donating money from our monthly Force For Good promotions each month.
My greatest impact is being able to speak at various events around the country, sharing my story and hoping to inspire others to go after their dreams.
My greatest advice to share with young girls is always believe in yourself and your dreams. You are never too young or too old to reach your dreams.
My hope for the future of Arizona is we continue to grow and find a way to stay connected as a community. We must be willing to step out of our comfort zone and make time to care about each other. I would also love to see us continue to be a safe and happy community full of families that make a difference together.