Meet Annie: The New Addition! / by Sabria McElroy

It’s Annie here, the newest team member for Born To Be. I joined Sabria around March, so I thought it was time for me to introduce myself. Currently, Sabria and I are a two-woman team - I run the day to day operations and marketing content.

A little background…

To begin with, my name is Annie Ross, and I am currently pursuing my MBA in South Florida. Before moving to South Florida, I graduated as the top International Business student from Gardner-Webb University in December 2017. While at Gardner-Webb, I was also the captain of the Division I Women’s Soccer team.

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Throughout my time on the field, I learned how to be a successful leader and motivate people to reach a common goal. Being the captain of 33 girls is tough, as you could imagine. There were a lot of times I became the mediator and helped the girls work through problems. This leadership opportunity prepared me for the several internships I had before moving to South Florida. I knew what it was like to problem solve, to think critically, and most importantly, I knew how to overcome failure.

How did I get connected to Born To Be?

I first met Sabria for a job interview in downtown Fort Lauderdale at a Starbucks. I was so nervous going into the interview, but once she introduced me to the idea of Born To Be, I knew that this was the job for me. I fell in love with the concept and was so eager to get to work.

Why does Born To Be inspire me?

Born To Be inspires me because I’ve been that girl in a business meeting with a room full of men, who question how you got there. I want little girls to know, that they can be who they want to be, not just who society tells them they should be. Girls should grow up believing that they can accomplish anything they set their minds to, and they should have clothes that support this.

With Born To Be, I get to take my passion of inspiring girls and combine it with my business knowledge to create a career. I don’t know how it could get better than that!

My email is [email protected]. Feel free to shoot me an email with any questions/concerns/advice you have, I’d love to hear it!