Leanna Archer was just 9 years old when she began bottling and selling her own hair pomade to friends and family. Based on her great-grandmother’s secret recipe, Archer’s line of all-natural hair products has expanded to include a variety of hair cleansers, conditioners, and treatments. The now-17-year-old serves as the CEO of her company and has been recognized by prominent business publications like Forbes and Success Magazine. She even started the Leanna Archer Education Foundation to help build schools and safe learning environments for underprivileged children in Haiti.
Unsatisfied with the simple status of a CEO of a six-figure company as a teenager, Archer founded a charitable organization, the Leanna Archer Education Foundation, which provides education and food to poverty-stricken children in Haiti. Leanna first visited Haiti in 2008, and she was shocked to see so many starving children living in the streets. Her next project was to start the Leanna Archer Foundation, which currently supports 200 children in Haiti. The foundation’s goal is to start a school to educate more children.