Brit Fitzpatrick shares an encouraging talk on being courageous when your actually scared $#!@less!
About the speaker
Brit Fitzpatrick is the Founder & CEO of MentorMe. MentorMe is building technology that makes it less time-consuming to manage mentoring programs, while also making mentoring relationships more productive and impactful.
As an American Express Top 50<40 in social enterprise, Brit has a demonstrated track record of identifying innovative ways to intersect emerging technology with scalable social impact.
Brit started her first entrepreneurial venture at seven years old during a summer spent at her Granny's house. Her big idea? Selling ice cream to neighborhood kids who'd missed the ice-cream truck. Unfortunately, this quickly growing business came to a screeching halt after she was found guilty (admittedly) of selling her products for unreasonable markups and sold a bomb pop to a neighborhood kid for $20. Lesson learned: parents want their change.
Brit has been invited to speak on entrepreneurship; social enterprise; mentorship; and diversity in entrepreneurship and technology at conferences across the U.S. — including Dreamforce, White House Demo Day, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Summit. Her work has been profiled in national media outlets — including GOOD Magazine, Essence, Inc., FastCompany, and Madame Noire.
Brit leads efforts to grow the number of underrepresented founders launching and building companies in the Southeast and serves as a millennial ambassador and special events volunteer for Ronald McDonald House Charities.
She's a proud honors graduate of Howard University and holds a Master's in digital media marketing from the University of Memphis, where she earned a competitive full scholarship and graduated at the top of her class.
A Louisville, KY native, Brit cites her “hometown hero” Muhammad Ali as one her greatest influences.
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Being courageous is a lot like being the first person on the dance floor. — Brit Fitzpatrick
Don't wait for change, create it. — Brit Fitzpatrick
Now more than ever, we need to invite more people to join the party to create change. — Brit Fitzpatrick
You just never know what can happen just through the simple act of having the courage to share your ideas. — Brit Fitzpatrick
Having that tribe of like-minded folks is really important in terms of maintaining your courage and just doing things that are scary. There is power in numbers. Find your tribe. — Brit Fitzpatrick