Natisha Livingston has lived in Sacramento since she was six years old. When she graduated from Sacramento State in 2016 with degrees in marketing and international business, she headed for Atlanta, eyeing a bigger job market. After about a year there, a co-worker introduced her to the foreign exchange market. At 24 years old, Livingston was learning how to invest. Slowly, she has been able to capitalize on her success both to transition out of her old full-time job and also to build a business that focuses on teaching other young and especially black entrepreneurs how to successfully navigate the market. She founded a company called Queens Teaching Queens, which focuses on helping millennials build wealth through investing. “I did a lot of personal development and growth in Atlanta,” she says. “I felt like I didn’t have a lot of guidance or help. I just had to learn on my own. It became a passion of mine to help women figure this out.”
“I felt like I didn’t have a lot of guidance or help. I just had to learn on my own. It became a passion of mine to help women figure this out.”
While Young Innovators in the Sacramento region are plugged into the resources of Sacramento State, UC Davis, and other institutions, it’s critical that they also seek input and perspective from professionals with practical experience both within and outside their local ecosystem. MicroMentor has amassed a global community of business leaders, adding great value to university and community college business development programs by providing the space for young and aspiring entrepreneurs to connect with mentors who have walked the path of entrepreneurship in their careers and inspire Sacramento’s community of future business leaders.
1. Create a Profile on Mentor Sacramento
A complete profile is the first step to connecting with business mentors. It’s who you are and why you’re here. The quality of your profile makes an important impression on your potential connections.
2. Reach Out to Others and Connect
Explore members who have the profile you're looking for. Reach out by sending messages to several members. Start a conversation and find the right fit for you.
3. Start Mentoring
Now that you've found a match, ask questions, share, and listen. Agree on how and when to communicate using email, video chat, or a phone call. Set goals and start solving problems together.
It’s amazing to have an impact on someone’s story.
Natisha Livingston, founder, Queens Teaching Queens