Lisa Charlene Williams, CEO of Smart Hustle Agency & Publishing, confirmed that they have officially launched a search for CEOs, entrepreneurs, celebrities, or professionals who were formerly in foster care to be featured in the upcoming book From Foster Care to CEO: Stories of Inspiration and Why You Should Always Follow Your Dreams. This book will feature Chimene Van Gundy and other successful CEOs formerly in foster care.
Chimene Van Gundy, a former foster care youth and the CEO of Queen of Mobile Homes, has been chosen as lead author of this new book featuring successful CEOs, celebrities, entrepreneurs, and professionals.
The number of children in foster care is growing rapidly due to the opioid drug epidemic. Foster care youth are aging out, with nowhere to go, and over 80% of those incarcerated were formerly in foster care. From Foster Care to CEO aims to share stories from successful CEOs who were formerly in foster care to encourage foster care youth and young adults to continue to follow their dreams and never give up.
Explaining the search process, Williams said, “This is an important book for us, so we will be reaching out to a select group of CEOs, entrepreneurs, celebrities, or professionals who were formerly in foster care or were adopted, who we feel are true advocates for the success of foster care youth and young adults, while at the same time committing to spreading the word about our charity partner forthcoming.”
The Smart Hustle Agency has pledged 100% of the royalties from the retail sales of the book to a charity that will be announced soon.
Scheduled for release during National Foster Care month May 2019, From Foster Care to CEO will spotlight the stories of these professionals and their journey from foster care to becoming a successful CEO to show foster care youth that men and women who were just like them, that spent part of their childhood in foster care, faced some challenging and hard times, persevered and are now running their own company and enjoying a nice life after foster care.
Williams said, “The CEOs, entrepreneurs, professionals, and celebrities that will be featured in the book will address the myths and misconceptions foster youth may have about what their future will be like. This easy and short read book will feature a different contributor in each chapter, and they will share information that is rarely talked about.”
With several industry-leading CEOs, celebrities, entrepreneurs, and professionals who have already joined the project, Smart Hustle Agency is expected to announce the final selections by April 5, 2019.
However, Williams asserted, “One of the reasons we launched this search is that we did not want to go the route of filling this book with the stereotypical ‘Experts.’ This search would be unnecessary if that was the case. We anticipate a lot of exposure around this project for both our charity partner and the prominent individuals we select to feature in the book. We really want to showcase those former foster care CEOs that persevered and are now actually in the trenches making their mark and are willing to share their story to benefit a great cause while imparting into the lives of foster care youth. Those selected to participate in this book will make this project meaningful and a win-win for all.”
Contributors will be chosen through recommendations.
Find out more about this project at www.fromfostercaretoceobook.com.
About Smart Hustle Agency & Publishing
Smart Hustle Agency & Publishing is a multi-platform publishing and media company that offers unique collaborative book projects and delivers content and messages through various mediums that enhance the quality of life for businesses, professionals, and individuals, one book, one platform, and one message at a time. The agencies leverage the power of media and publishing to build, know, like, trust, and strengthen their clients’ business profiles and selects a non-profit organization each month to highlight the work that they do. Smart Hustle Agency & Publishing is committed to helping people and organizations win in life and business without having to compete and without working themselves to death. Smart Hustle Agency & Publishing is launching a new book series called A Message in a Bottle and was inspired by the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. For more information, visit www.amessageinabottlebooks.com.