I own my own company. I don’t just like it, I love it,” Lily Adeleye.
While most six year olds are still trying to figure out their path, this young CEO has definitely found her calling and is in fact scaling heights, today Lily Adeleye is the youngest CEO to have her products sold at retail giant, Target. A feat she achieved at age 5.
The young inspiration runs a girls’ fashion brand called Lily Frilly, dedicated towards empowering young girls. Her girly collection offers a variety of items, ranging from dresses, accessories, lunch boxes, backpacks including events for girls, which she calls little Bawses in training (Lil BITs).
According to her website, “Lily Adeleye, CEO (Cutest Executive Officer) of Lily Frilly, is a princess that loves to be the captain of the ship! Don’t let her pint size fool ya! She has just as much interest in dolls as she does business and learning”.
Lily’s deep rooted love for entrepreneurship is inspired by her mum, black haircare maven Courtney Adeleye, Founder and CEO of The Mane Choice. She also has her products on Target.
“Being the first Mother/Daughter duo to hit shelves in one of the largest retail stores in the world is still surreal to us. It’s history. It’s life-changing and it should definitely be celebrated.” Courtney tells Black Enterprise.
“From the time Lily was 3, I knew then she had a business mindset,” she continues. “At an early age, as she watched me build a successful business from the ground up, it exposed her to many possibilities and goals, so with that, we didn’t wait until she was an adult to help her pursue them.”
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