Hattie Elliot on Ways Childhood Play Teaches Entrepreneurial Spirit

In Chapter 1 of 15 in her 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, entrepreneur Hattie Elliot answers "What Childhood Experiences Have Been Most Fundamental in Shaping Who You Are Today?" Elliot grows up with supportive parents who encourage her to be creative, focusing less on TV and more on arts and crafts projects, baking, cooking and finger painting. Growing up around boys teaches Elliot to be tough. Time spent climbing trees, building sandcastles, and wrestling shape her creative entrepreneurial spirit she later embraces as a business owner.

Hattie Grace Elliot is the founder and CEO of The Grace List, a social networking company that creates destination events and experiences to forge lasting personal and professional connections across its young professional members. Elliot graduated from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, where she studied economics, philosophy, and politics.