In both business and life, one of the best gifts you can get is an opportunity—an honest, no-nonsense chance to improve and grow. The documentary, Think Big Start Small, produced and pioneered by my younger sister Kathleen, gets that—and shares five stories of child-entrepreneurs capitalizing on an opportunity to become an entrepreneurial investor, to change the world for women in developing countries. At the heart of the Think Big Start Small documentary and outreach efforts is the belief that when given the tools to succeed people will lift while they climb, elevating themselves, and those around them.
This concept comes to life in the film and is highlighted by the success stories of five children who learn how to create a business, and use that understanding to empower, encourage, and enable others to embrace entrepreneurship and create a pathway to a better life. I’m proud to lend my efforts to increase awareness and rally funding support for this project, not just because I believe in the mission and am grateful for every passionate and incredibly generous person who collaborates daily to spur this project forward—but because of what it represents.
When I see Think Big Start Small, as a philanthropist, I see the importance of educating people on the value of social entrepreneurship and the mutual payoff of businesses reviving communities by giving back. The young entrepreneurs in this documentary are sending a strong message through their actions, a message that motivates and empowers—that’s the same message I’m working to spread, and as a business leader, I encourage you to join me, everyone at Think Big Start Small, and people around the world in trying to give the gift of opportunity through entrepreneurship.