The brilliant young person that I am spotlighting today is: Mikaila Ulmer, a smart and savvy 11-year-old businesswoman from Austin Texas.
Mikaila made history when she recently snagged an $11 MILLION deal with Whole Foods to sell her product, BeeSweet Lemonade! Go Mikaila!!
Mikaila’s lemonade will be sold in 55 stores throughout four southern states. If BeeSweet lemonade sells well, then it will be sold in Whole Food Stores nationwide. BeeSweet Lemonade is created using flaxseed, mint and honey which came from Mikaila’s great-grandmother’s 1940 recipe.
Mikaila appeared on the tv show, Shark Tank and won $60,000 to start her company. Even though running a business can be stressful for some, Mikaila takes it all in stride. “I work on the business after school, after I do my homework, and on weekends and during spring breaks,” Mikaila said in an interview with NBCBLK. “There are not too many times when I feel stressed.”
Also an extremely generous philanthropist, Mikaila gives a portion of her profits to the Sustainable Food Center, Texas Beekeeper Association and other bee rescue foundations.
Mikaila, thank you for inspiring others to work hard for their dreams. So proud of you!!