Teen Entrepreneur + Founder / CEO
Maryam is Ernst & Young's 2017 Youth Entrepreneur Of The Year. She is a 17-year-old CEO running the 1st e-Commerce business selling original handcrafted floral accessories for horses, www.fleuracheval.com
Her entrepreneurial career hit off at age 13 when she competed in the TYE (Tie Young Entrepreneurs) program at Chapman University. She worked hands on with CEO’s from various industries to put together two startups that she pitched at age 13 and 15; eventually winning the semi-finals round both years. She then progressed to graduate high school at age 16 being class valedictorian. She is driven by competition and was recently one of the Top 3 Finalists in the State of California, where she took home first place in the 'Get A Taste of Success' Business Competition.
Maryam's diverse exposure as well as certifications including a graduate of the FBI Teen Academy, Ambassador for the National Society of High School Scholars, and delegate for the Congress of Future Leaders, has opened up many opportunities in the corporate field. She was an assistant legal intern at the Law Offices of Ulwelling | Siddiqui, former marketing intern with Tech Coast Venture Network (TCVN), and now sits on the board.