The challenge of youth unemployment hosted by NFTE
Sponsored by MasterCard
The kids are all right
A special lunch sponsored by MasterCard showcased two recent Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship grads who have seen their big dreams come to fruition.
Angela Ivana Greene started her own eponymous company after she was let go by the spa where she had been selling and applying makeup. She thought she could make a go of it herself. “Good luck — you won’t make any money in personal makeup,” she was told as she walked out the spa door for the last time. Her motto: “I won’t take less — I want to create more!” Today her clients include Givenchy, Reebok and MTV.
Kyle Wong is now a serial entrepreneur in his 20s, having helped found three different companies while still in high school. Pixlee is his latest foray into social media. What has he learned? “Success in a startup can hurt the company if you take it the wrong way.”
Mark A. Weinberger
Global Chairman & CEO
Mark was appointed Global Chairman & CEO-elect in 2012 and became Global Chairman & CEO in 2013. Mark serves as Chair of the Global Executive, EY’s highest level management body; the Global Practice Group; and the Global Public Policy Committee.
Prior to EY, Mark served as the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Tax Policy) in the George W. Bush Administration and was also appointed by President Clinton to serve on the US Social Security Administration Advisory Board.
Mark was co-founder of Washington Counsel, P.C., a Washington DC-based law and legislative advisory firm that merged into EY and now operates as Washington Council EY.
Mark sits on the Board of Directors for Catalyst, The Tax Council and the Bullis School. He holds a BA from Emory University, an MBA and JD from Case Western Reserve University and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.
EY Global Vice Chair – Strategic Growths Markets
Maria oversees the EY business unit that is the world leader in advising, guiding and recognizing entrepreneurs and high-growth companies. She advises clients who are focused on accelerating growth and achieving market leadership. Maria has more than 25 years of experience providing professional services to both private and public companies, and she has led more than 20 IPOs on three continents.
Maria has briefed members of the G20, the World Economic Forum, The London Stock Exchange, the U.S. Senate Banking Committee and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as the US, Russian, European Union and African governments, on trends that are driving global activity in the IPO market, entrepreneurship and innovation, and economic growth.