Becky Graham

Founder, GenYize

Hi, I’m Becky, an accidental entrepreneur, chocolate cookie addict (tweet me the best place to get a chocolate chip cookie in DC), thrill seeker, youth mentor and Samford University graduate. In 2011, I rolled into DC, bags under my eyes, exhausted from my years spent in TV news - seeking purpose for my life and career. Well, you know what they say, be careful what you ask for.

It’s been a journey complete with detours - stints in development and energy, and a few potholes - a failed start-up and a move home. But it’s lead me to understand our world is in need of a revival, and it’s up to us millennials. I believe by investing in each other through GenYize we can overcome whatever challenge comes our way. We can, and will, become an economic game-changer. I hope you will join me.

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No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
— Martin Luther King Jr.

Kelli Walton


Kelli is a sales executive with 10 years of experience in account management, consulting, and market/brand saturation. Born and raised in the Midwest, she attended the University of Kansas where she developed a strong interest in psychology and interpersonal and nonverbal communication. Kelli regularly volunteers, having held board member positions for non-profits and participates in many young leader programs in her area. Her favorite role is mommy to her four year old son, and partner in crime to her husband of nine years.

Kelli strongly believes that GenYize will give a voice to our generation bringing together millennials from across the globe for support, job growth, camaraderie, and economic stewardship.


Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
— Plato

Hannah Becker

Hannah Becker, entrepreneur and author, seeks to inspire other millennials (ages 18-35) to pursue entrepreneurship as a viable career option. Published author of The Motivated Millennial: An Entrepreneurial Guidebook for Generation Y and contributor to The Rouse and YFS Magazine.

Graduating with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in 2014, Hannah plans on expanding her current business ventures and collection of published works. In addition to operating her online retail store, Hannah provides consulting services for select startups, and serves as President/CMO for PatriotMove. Connect with Hannah at: or on Twitter @MotivatedGenY.

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Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
— Winston Churchill


Lauren Lesher 

Lauren is a native of Kokomo, Indiana. The midwesterner played golf in college and is still living in her college town of Evansville, Indiana. When asked, Lauren describes herself as fun loving and hard working. She spends her days as a psychotherapist in private practice. In her downtime she likes to enjoy life, the world, and her friends and family. Want to know if Lauren is around? Just listen for her laugh! It’s how most people find her, she says. Lauren, like many other millennials, feel it’s important to be part of a movement. She wants to help you learn what you have to offer, and how we can work together to make our future prosperous and enjoyable. Contact Lauren on Twitter.


Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!
— Audrey Hepburn