Meet Jessica Mah, 20-year-old CEO and Entrepreneur
Most 20-year-olds, like myself, are busy trying to survive our sophomore or junior year college classes, working at on-campus jobs or internships, and perhaps just starting to get a grasp of what we really want to do for a career. Jessica Mah is not your average 20-year-old. At age 9, she began programming computers and at 13, she started a web design company. She graduated from high school at 15, and at 18, she founded internshipIN, an internship listing service. At 19, she graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in computer science, where she was the president of the Computer Science Undergraduate Association.
Today, inDinero has seven employees and 6,000 regular customers, who pay from zero to $100 a month based on the number of transactions that are tracked by the company. Working from 10 in the morning till midnight to run the company and continually improve the business doesn’t faze Jessica in the slightest. “It’s not a means to an end,” she says. “We’re having a lot of fun in the process.”
Kudos to you, Jessica! You’re a fantastic example to girls everywhere that if we combine our talents and passions with a hard work ethic, anything is possible. [via Inc Magazine]
To visit Jessica’s personal blog, click here. Photo courtesy of NY Times