It's not always easy being a working mom, but it's worth it. Design the life you love and make it work.
In this episode host LaKeisha Entsuah talks to Nicole L. Ben, founder of Thrive In Design and Become Mompreneur about creating the life that works for you. Nicole shares how she, a single mom of 1, makes it work while running a business and still maintaining a social life.
Legacy Thought of the Week: You have the right to design the life you want instead of living according to someone else's vision or plan.
Highlights of the Episode
- 1:18 – Thought of the Week
- 3:42 – Why Interior Design
- 7:46 – Creating a Functional Space
- 9:13 – Making Room For Yourself
- 15:06 – The Weight of Mom Guilt
- 19:56 – A Day In The Life
- 22:52 – Misconceptions About Mompreneurship
- 24:54 – What It Means To Be Well
Nicole Lashae Ben, MA is a Baltimore-based serial entrepreneur with a passion for interior design, design thinking, and product-based businesses.
Nicole has been dabbling in entrepreneurship since she was in grade school, but her current business endeavors include her companies Thrive In Design and Become Mompreneur. Thrive In Design is a design and innovation consultancy that helps interior product companies increase their brand awareness and revenue. Through this consultancy, Nicole offers strategic planning and coaching to sales teams nationwide through a human-centered approach.
Become Mompreneur is a passion project that aims to equip millennial mompreneurs of color with the tools and resources needed to be successful in business. Become Mompreneur has hosted two interiornational, virtual business summits, served 700+ millennial mompreneurs of color, and is currently in partnership with Accion Opportunity Fund, which sponsors 1:1 coaching sessions with Nicole.
Nicole earned her BFA in Interior Design from Syracuse University and MA in Design Management from Savannah College of Art and Design.
Nicole is also a mom to one 4-year-old son, Jeremiah.