When daytime television host Kelly Clarkson introduced Tracy Green and Nancey Harris as “mamas in their 50s proving it’s never too late to try something big”, her guests were none too happy about having their ages on full blast.
The business partners’ mood improved when a fellow guest, Mika Brzezinski, appeared via satellite to surprise the Brooklyn-based eyewear entrepreneurs with an all-expenses-paid trip to Abu Dhabi. The MSNBC host informed the business partners that they would be attending the Forbes 30/50 Summit, a conference for women in business.
Two weeks later, Green and Harris were 6,600 miles away from home, networking with some of the world’s most prominent women, including Billie Jean King and Hillary Clinton. They traded stories with everyone from a 30-year-old app creator to other entrepreneurs in their 50s. No matter who they talked to, the message was consistent: “Ask for what you want and what you need to grow your business,” said Green. “Most importantly, don’t give up.” Click here to read more.