Make your own seat at the table.

Keep going. That’s the number one piece of advice that Flor Serna, the founder of Electric Girls, has for aspiring entrepreneurs. Electric Girls is a Louisiana-based nonprofit dedicated to equipping girls with the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to pursue careers in STEM fields.

As Serna knows firsthand, young entrepreneurs often face a variety of challenges when they’re starting out: doubt, ridicule, and a tough time generating the necessary resources to make their dream a reality. But Serna calls for persistence. “If it feels like there isn’t space for you at the table, create your own space.”