*PEOPLE: From Intern to Exec. Director for this Teenager

Maryam Edah-Tally, executive director, TCVN

Maryam Edah-Tally, 18, is the new executive director of Tech Coast Venture Network (TCVN).

TCVN is a non-profit business network, with no physical HQ. It works to empower entrepreneurs and emerging companies via networking programs, resources and other opportunities so they can take their businesses to the next level.

Edah-Tally started as an intern with TCVN when she was 16, spearheading its digital marketing and social media efforts.

At 17, after she was recognized as EY’sYouth Entrepreneur of the Year and was appointed to join TCVN’s board of directors.

As executive director, she now manages memberships, plans events and acts as the liaison between SoCal’s entrepreneurial community and TCVN’s board.

About The Author

Deirdre Newman is a long-time journalist, who's covered OC startups for a few years.

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