The girls you see superglued to their phones aren't just distracted or self-involved, as teenagers are often dismissed as being. Those girls are creating their personal brands on Twitter, launching fashion careers on Tumblr and starting their own businesses on Etsy.
The instant I walked into BizCamp at Rutgers Newark, I envisioned this becoming a life changing experience. As I first took the pulse of the room, I knew this opportunity would be the key in starting my own business.
There we were sitting next to Lady Gaga, Maria Shriver and Mary J. Blige. We kept thinking, "How did we get here?" It was a huge, defining moment for us because at that moment we weren't just two girls with a passion for fashion -- we were young entrepreneurs.
Whether you are coding an app into the wee hours of the morning or running to your fifth pitch in one day, it takes a high degree of dedication, a characteristic that is emblematic of entrepreneurial spirit.