We are so excited to announce that Abbey Richter will soon become the CEO of MyFirstSale at the age of 16. Her story is amazing.
Abbey Richter grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is currently a high school senior at Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland. Abbey is an award-winning author of five books with topics ranging from rescued pets to challenges teenagers face today. She also has presented two TEDx talks and enjoys public speaking.
From a young age, Abbey has always been an entrepreneur. She has volunteered and helped raise money for multiple charities, including the Pet and Wildlife Fund and Pets for World Peace. After graduation in 2022, Abbey intends to major in science and business and eventually use her entrepreneurial skills in the healthcare field.
We asked Abbey a few questions so you can get to know her a little better.
What excites you about this opportunity and what in life has prepared you well for the job?
I’m excited to gain executive experience and work with highly successful business people. I can’t wait to have the opportunity to help kids learn how to be successful and how to develop entrepreneurial skills.
Some life experiences that have prepared me for the job include being a leader in my community as a camp counselor and being an ambassador at my school. I have worked directly with admissions at my school and have helped with school panels as well as creating marketing materials for outreach programs.
I was invited to present two TedX talks and have spoken to large groups of people about being a published author and an entrepreneur.
What do you want to learn most from the job?
I am excited to learn how to develop leadership skills in addition to inspiring and motivating people. In this position, I will learn what it takes to be a successful CEO.
I look forward to collaborating with mentors and team members to implement ideas and actions to expand and grow the business.
List your 5 proudest accomplishments.
- I have five internationally best-selling books on Amazon.
- I have given two TEDx talks.
- I am the captain of the ambassador program at my school.
- I have completed 200+ hours of volunteer work in my community.
- I have raised more than $10,000 for pets and wildlife in need.
What’s your favorite quote?
“Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.” – Les Brown
We can’t wait to watch Abbey bring a fresh perspective to MyFirstSale!