Karla Mount’s entrepreneurial spirit became evident at a young age. At just 15 years old, she created and ran her first summer camp for kids. At 17, she developed a clothing line brand and began selling the clothes with her family. Now she is the founder of Soy Emprededor (I am an Enterpreneur), and we are excited to take flight with her today!
1. Tell us in a few sentences what you do. And why you do it.
I am the Founder of Soy Emprendedor (I am an Entrepreneur) A non-profit to inspire students focusing on Latin and Hispanic minorities to discover their creative, curious, and entrepreneurial mindset.
Why? I had an entrepreneurial spirit from a young age. At just 15 years old, I ran my first summer camp for kids. At 17, I developed a clothing line brand and began selling the clothes with my family. But learning about the growth mindset and having mentors was a key in my journey.
We all face hardships. Conquering them and achieving my best self, and getting others to see their full potential is my life mission.
2. What is your contact info (that you want shared) please include any active social handles, websites etc.
Facebook and Instagram: @soyemprendedornc
3. When I wake up in the morning the first thing I do is?
I have a Morning Routine, but the first thing I do is making my bed. I can’t start my day without doing it.
4. My best business advice is….
Be congruent with your thoughts and actions. And make sure whatever you are doing (small or big tasks) is to take you closer to your big goal.
5. My professional goal for 2021 is…
Growth student participation for Soy Emprendedor
6. Supporting women in business is now more critical than ever. How can our community best support you?
Get the word out about ACCelera, the next student entrepreneur program. Students 9th -12th (March 2021) If you know someone that has direct contact with students. Click here for the description.
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10. Favorite book:
Mindset by Carol Dweck
11. Favorite pandemic binge watch:
12. When I practice self-care I…
13. The place I am happiest is…
14. People are surprised to learn I…
…have gone through heavy and difficult stuff because I always have a positive attitude. Like being molested as a child or losing my beautiful sister in a car accident.
15. 2020 taught me…
- Boundaries are self-respect
- How much the people I love mean to me because they can be gone in an instant
- Spend my time wisely
- Meaningful doesn’t mean doing more
- How resilient I truly am
- I can’t get too comfortable – things change in a second
- Even more evident the passion I have for our community through my program