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"I like to encourage kids my age and tell them a young, creative, mind can start a business and you don't have to wait until you're an adult to reach your goals"
15 year old Kierra is the CEO of Kandles By Kierra. She began Kandles By Kierra at the age of 11 after making a kandle for her dad for Father's Day. This honor roll student juggles school, extracurricular activities such as volleyball, cheerleading, and track, driving a race car, and running her business. Using her business as a platform, Kierra encourage kids to become entrepreneurs. Kierra's mission is to motivate young people to pursue their dreams now, however, her peers are not the only ones taking notice and being encouraged. She enjoys networking with different businesses, doing motivational speeches, and spending quality time with her family. Kierra's motto is "A young creative mind can grow a business and you don't have to wait until you're an adult to reach your goals".
Kierra was a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in June 2021. She was featured in the NY Times. She's received the Who's Who In Nashville award from Dr. Bobby Jones on his TV show Bobby Jones Presents. She received the 2019 Entrepreneur On The Rise award. She was also nominated for the Distinguished Daughter award from the Woman Who Rock Nashville awards gala. Kierra has been featured on all the local news networks for being a youth entrepreneur.
Received the Who's Who in Nashville award from Dr. Bobby Jones
The Scenario Radio Show
The Youngest in Charge
October 24, 2020
Kids Idea Tank Business Pitch Winner
News Channel 5 July 2020
Happening Now - Fox 17 News
October 25, 2019
It's Stephen Time - APSU-TV
Kierra's interview begins at 14:57
October 09, 2019
Kenny Smoov Morning Show - 92Q WQQK
October 11, 2019
Today in Nashville
Celebrate TN - News Channel 5