16-Year Old Boca Teen Shows #GirlPower In Action


Photo: Rachel Zietz

Shout out to Boca’s Rachel Zietz, 16-year old entrepreneur, ABC’s Shark Tank survivor and founder of Gladiator Lacrosse, a premium lacrosse equipment company Rachel started four years ago, which she says has now surpassed $2 million in sales.

Rachel was just singled out as one of Time Magazine’s 30 most influential teens of 2016. Not a bad deal for a girl who survived her face-off with the five sharks on ABC’s Shark Tank and plays defense for Pine Crest lacrosse.

How can she accomplish so much and still achieve work/life balance?

“There’s no such thing as balancing your time,” she told Time. “It’s really just prioritizing your time in an effective manner.”

Her next move? Rachel told Time she’s now “working with a team to develop a new piece of headgear for lacrosse players designed to prevent concussions, all while finishing high school.”

Why are Rachel’s accomplishments so important?

Women across the country are launching businesses in record numbers, starting companies at 1.5 times average rates and adding 340,000 new jobs to the national economy since 2007.

Entrepreneurship is a crucial outlet for women who want to be financially independent, and there is proof that it’s paying off.

Women entrepreneurs in the United States rank their happiness at nearly three times that of women who are not entrepreneurs or established business owners, says Inc. magazine.

We’re proud to count women entrepreneurs among our clients, and can give them the special planning expertise they need to reach their professional and financial goals.

About Mari Adam

Mari Adam, Certified Financial Planner™ has been helping individuals and families chart their financial futures for over twenty-five years. Have a question about your financial situation? Ask Mari!

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