Leah Warr, a student at Glen Oaks Magnet High, was awarded a $1,000 prize as part of the Forcepoint and Girls With Impact venture competition. Girls With Impact operates the nation’s only live, online business and leadership program, providing classes led by trained business coaches. Students move from venture ideas to business plans and pitches. The competition was open to all program graduates, awarding the top venture that addresses an issue facing consumers or businesses in the cyber world.
Leah’s winning idea is Metro Underpass, a global transit app that securely monitors train locations and times. The inspiration for the app came from her sister who wanted a better way to navigate the train system. “She talked to me about having a website that shows the arrival and leaving times of all types of trains. I asked her if we could work together to get her ideas out. I told her that she could design the website, and I could design an app for it,” says Leah.
Leah was excited to join Girls With Impact because she knew the program would help build her business skills. While she is the CEO of Metro Underpass, she also runs a boutique with her cousins, Classy Mini Boutique. They sell backpacks, purses, hats, jewelry, makeup palettes, lip gloss, and lashes.
Leah is quite the businesswoman, however, she does enjoy taking some time for herself. She enjoys science class, watching Jumanji, and listening to Chris Brown. She is also a senior Girl Scout with Troop 10995, and she is truly one amazing kid.