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Nov 18, 2019

Miracle Olatunji is a college student, entrepreneur, and author of “Purpose: How To Live and Lead With Impact.” In high school, she founded OpportuniMe, an award-winning education organization which democratizes access to summer experiential learning opportunities for high school students. 

On this episode, Miracle shares:

  • How her own struggle with finding summer opportunities in high school lead her to create OpportuniMe
  • How she balances her life as a full time college student and entrepreneur
  • What inspired her to write her book, “Purpose: How To Live and Lead With Impact”

You can find Miracle on Twitter at @mirolatunji, on Instagram at @miracleolatunji, and on LinkedIn.

Special offer for Beyond 6 Seconds listeners: If you Venmo $12 to @MiracleO, and email miracle.e.olatunji@gmail.com with your mailing address, she will mail you a signed copy of her book!

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Full Bio:

Miracle Olatunji is a student, entrepreneur, innovation director, and author of Purpose: How To Live and Lead With Impact. In high school, she founded OpportuniMe, an award-winning education organization which democratizes access to summer experiential learning opportunities that enable high school youth to develop life and leadership skills, cultivate their passions, become socially conscious, and build their network. Through OpportuniMe, hundreds of youth have been able to find and secure incredible opportunities. Miracle is a passionate advocate for access to opportunities because she has seen firsthand how even just one opportunity, connection, or resource can change the trajectory of someone’s life!

Miracle served as a member of the advisory board for the Diamond Challenge, one of the world's largest entrepreneurship programs for high school students.

While in her sophomore year at Northeastern University, she is the Director of Innovation at Thrive, a student organization which empowers college students through financial literacy programs and supports student-led entrepreneurial ventures in personal finance and financial technology. She hosts an event series that provides actionable advice and strategies for young women on building their net worth, self worth, and network.

Miracle is also a volunteer on the programming team for Startup Boston 2019.

Miracle has been honored as a Young Global Leadership Scholar, Youth Entrepreneur Of The Year, a ‘Woman To Watch’, one of The Root 25 Young Futurists & Changemakers, and grand prize winner of the World Series of Entrepreneurship. She has been featured in Forbes, Thrive Global, Technical.ly, The Female Lead, and other leading publications. Miracle was also selected as one of America’s Amazing Teens by the AAT Project, which identifies exceptional youth who are changing the world.

Citing Oprah Winfrey, Sallie Krawcheck, and Tiffany Pham as her top role models, Miracle firmly believes in the importance of giving back, mentorship, and empowering others. She hopes to one day start a foundation that grants scholarships and grants to underrepresented young leaders and changemakers.