About the Author
Shonika Proctor is a self-proclaimed bad grrrl with good intentions and international thought leader on teens in innovation and entrepreneurship. She is an online writer for the highly respected PBS Nightly Business Report, Co-Founder of the Consortium of Entrepreneurship and Innovation of Latin America and Co-Founder of the First Certified Cisco Entrepreneur Institute in North America - Adreamz Center for Entrepeneurship and IT (ACE IT). Shonika works with some very awesome & determined young people (perhaps even yours- little do you know, lol) in an underground global 'living laboratory' (called the Renegade CEO's). Note: The use of safety equipment is strictly prohibited. From designing high end silicon nitrate ceramic bearings to writing and publishing books in 30 days - her CEO's ages 11-19 are doing it up big time and are a force to be reckoned with. She's created a little system for working with today's experimental and deviantly curious teens (who are workhorses by nature, lazy by choice ;-)) and teaches them how to manifest their raw talents so that they may fulfill THEIR unihibited DREAMS. In their world entrepreneurship is not a course, a class or even a mindset. It is a level of consciousness'. While her coaching structures, err on the 'sensitive side', the profile of her average entrepreneur is a 16 year old boy with a very curious and independent personality. In 2009 her top 5 Renegade CEO's collectively grossed over half a million U.S. dollars. And in February 2010 her first teen entrepreneur reached millionaire status at the age of 17 years old. In less than 2 years Shonika has already assisted more than 350 kids in 12+ countries with launching their micro business. And she is currently based in Chile where she is participating in a National Pilot Entrepreneurship Education program for Chilean High Schools in a program created by Fundacion Chile and Endeavor Chile. And she is launching Latin America's first 24/7 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Campus (that will naturally feature her teen entrepreneurs as guest lecturers)! As she believes that Gen Y entrepreneurship is an evolutionary phenomenon that emerged from the 80's PC and the 90's dot com crash, she strongly believes that the success of their generation has already been written.