Erin Anderson, CEO and founder of Olivia Management has been named a finalist in the 2016 Nashville Emerging Leader Awards. This award "recognizes professionals under the age of 40 for accomplishments in their field and community contributions."
As someone who has been a student, intern and now assistant to Erin Anderson, I am so happy that she is getting recognized for all of the amazing work she does. When I was a student in her Entrepreneurship class, it was obvious from Day One that she cared about teaching the student in a hands-on way. Erin used her own connections to bring in entrepreneurs in the Nashville area and have them talk to us about their business, their successes, their failures and how they got to where they are now. This, not only, inspired many of her students but gave them a chance to network in the Nashville community.
As an intern for Olivia Management, it was clear I was not going to be grabbing coffee for her and picking up her laundry. Ms. Anderson has a strong desire to help interns understand the parts of an artist management company, and the music industry as a whole. She sits down with interns, not just to help them fill out their required forms for Internship credit, but to make sure they are getting something out of the internship; to make sure they leave her company with more knowledge than when they started.She encourages interns to brainstorm new ideas for an artists and go out to shows looking for new talent.
As her assistant, I get to see the incredible amount of work and planning that Erin does every single day. She has a savvy business mind and works tirelessly to achieve her goals. She has a clear vision for her company and continually makes sure I am learning and pushes me to become a stronger businesswoman everyday. Erin enjoys teaching because she enjoys helping young professionals find their passion and their path. Erin has helped at the Tennessee Prison for Women here in Nashville to encourage inmates to start their own business after prison. Erin takes so much time to invest in helping people find their happiness.
With Erin's experience in the music industry plus her strong entrepreneurial spirit, she has created an amazing company and fostered many young professionals along the way. As a twenty-three year old who has been out of college for just over a year, Erin Anderson has been an inspiration to me as well as a mentor, and deserves this wonderful recognition as an integral part of the Nashville community.