What is your area of expertise?
The Hatchery was born due to the need for a coworking space with on-site childcare that allows business owners the office space and professionalism they crave. Being a professional and a parent can exist without the guilt. We help entrepreneurial parents build a strong community and belief in themselves so they can become the best parent and business owner they can be.
From what do you draw strength?
So much comes from my daughter, Ellie. I didn’t grow up with a strong motherly figure so my dad is also a large source of my strength. I want to be the kind of woman I want my daughter to be – and my dad taught me how to do that. I want to teach Ellie to be strong just like he taught me. For me, failure is not an option because Ellie is watching.
How have other women impacted your life?
I am profoundly impacted by the women, mothers, entrepreneurs, and business owners in my life who don’t shy away from the tough topics and simply do not settle. I am surrounded by so many fierce ladies and I am a firm believer that who you surround yourself with is who you become. Coming alongside these women throughout the journey of opening The Hatchery has made the experience so worthwhile.
What strengths do you bring to those around you?
I am a wonderful collaborator – I believe in collaboration over competition. I’m also a strong connector and am always looking to connect people with the resources they need. Finally, I am fiercely honest.
What advice would you give to a younger version of you?
Ask more questions! Stop being afraid of looking dumb and tap into the knowledge of people around you who are definitely wiser.
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