“Nobody told me I was a child prodigy”—Herbie Hancock
Age is a just a number says an adage. Achievers can be from all spectrums of age groups – child prodigies, achievers in their teens, middle-aged crew or even senior citizens. All those successful people have proven age doesn’t matter for them as long as their passion and perseverance keep them going. This Kalam Fan Club Post is about a child prodigy who at the age of 6 started designing various types of websites and by the age of 11 started her own company to be listed as one of the youngest CEOs of the globe. This girl Sreelakshmi Suresh was not born in an affluent family to be considered as Y-Generation kid with accessibility to all modern gadgets in fingertips. Though she was born in a middle-class family her curiosity to meddle with computers encouraged her parents to give hands-on sessions in computers. At the age of 3 she learned computers, and by the age of 6, she could design her first ever website. She has been recognized with various awards and has started two companies TinyLogo and eDesign at the age of 11 to be identified as one of the youngest CEOs of the globe.
Sreelakshmi Suresh was born in the year 1998 at Kozhikode (Calicut) in the state of Kerala as the daughter of Mr. Suresh Menon and Mrs. Viju Suresh. Sreelakshmi started meddling with computers at the age of 3 and started designing at the age of 4 and came up with her first website at the age of 6. This girl attends a school called Presentation Higher Secondary School which was inaugurated in the year 2007 and didn’t have a proper website. It was Sreelakshmi who took the initiative to design a web portal to her school and came up with a very good design.
Sreelakshmi’s passion gained her wide recognition across the globe by the year 2006. She was awarded youngest web designer at age of 6 and youngest CEO (for starting companies at age of 11) along with various youngsters like Harli Jordean who is considered as the “World’s Youngest CEO” at age 8 by some sources, and Ajay Puri considered as the “World’s Youngest Web Designer” at age 3. Whether she is the first youngster to achieve the feat is immaterial considering her accomplishments of designing nearly 20 fully functional websites with her companies TinyLogo and eDesign.
Awards & Recognitions
Sreelakshmi Suresh has received various awards like:
She was honored by the Ministry of Women and Child Development (India), by conferring her
- The National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement in 2008
- The Won the Golden Web Award (U.S.A)
- The Sixty Plus Education Award (Canada),
- The Feeblemind’s Award of Excellence (UK),
- The Webmasters Ink Award (U.S.A.) and Penmarric Bronze Award (Canada).
- The Global Internet Directories Gold Award (USA),
- The WM8C Stamp of Excellence Award (USA),
- The 37th Texa’s Web Award (USA)
- The American Association of Webmasters Merit Award
- The Thomas Sims Greves Award of Excellence (UK)
- The Moms Global Award for inspirational Website 2006-07 (UK)
- The ProFish-N-Sea Charters World Class Website Award (Brazil)
- The Wadeshi Science Movement Excellence Award 2007 (India)
Her success has been attributed to various factors like Self-Discipline, Perseverance, Planning with Action and dedication. Sreelakshmi Suresh should be the role model for many youngsters to achieve higher heights in their life. Kalam Fan Club wishes her greater success in future endeavors too.
Here is her website: http://www.sreekutty.com/