One of our favorite things to do is to ask the folks we are inspired by what they are inspired by. We’ve shared some of their responses below.

Camille & Julian Haynes | Owners, Scoop Craft Creamery

This is a difficult question to answer because we’ve been inspired by so many different people, places and things over the years. We’re firm believers that one can draw inspiration from anybody or anything. But we’ll take a crack at naming our top 3 sources of inspiration during our journey to entrepreneurship. 1. Family & Friends: We have parents, siblings and many others who have showed unwavering support throughout our lives and also served as inspiration to take that giant leap into entrepreneurship. Read more>>

Kara Branch | Chemical Engineer & Founder and CEO of Black Girls Do Engineer Corporation

I am inspired by the Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S.T.E.M) like Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, Dr. Glady West, and Dr. Marie M. Daly to name a few of the women who paved a way for me to become a Chemical Engineer. It’s because of them I am able to pave the way for the next girls who look like me with my nonprofit “Black Girls Do Engineer Corporation”. The women I named are hidden figures and it sad me today to be the only black woman in my role just like they were. There is a lot of change still needed in my industry and I am glad to be a part of it. Read more>>

Sara-Beth Smith | Journalist and Social Media Marketer

What am I inspired by? I am inspired by my kid who is so full of life and color. She is incredibly smart and creative. I am inspired by my boyfriend who has his band, Key Flight Captains. He inspired me because he does what he loves and doesn’t let things get in his way. Read more>>