Liggett turned a party trick into an award-winning balloon business.
More About Amber Liggett:
Favorite quote: "With the right amount of hard work and determination, you can achieve anything you put your mind to doing." --Marsha Liggett, Amber's mother
- Partying with a purpose
Lincoln Parks Performing Arts Charter School
Enterprise and Corporate Innovation
Amber has been making amazing balloon animals from an early age. Little did she know that her dexterity and creativity would lead to a thriving party business, Amber's Amazing Animal Balloons . Now 16, Amber has earned many awards for her ingenuity, including 2012 Black Enterprise Teenpreneur, the 2011 NFTE Global Young Entrepreneur and Ernst & Young's 2011 Emerging Young Entrepreneur. She's also into meteorology and is lead weather forecaster for the Pittsburgh chapter of Foot's Forecast .
Her philanthropic spirit is woven through all that she does. She often makes balloon animals for local charity events, and in her spare time she teaches children with autism about weather and entrepreneurship. As for the future, she says, "I want to partner technology with balloons to use as hand therapy."