Dr. Tammira Lucas is a vibrant leader that values hard work and notices the gifts of others around her. She also has a confidence that is clearly hard fought through learning and personal and business growth. Her presence and leadership inspires people.
She is one of the The Witness Fellows this year and in addition to being business owner she is also a non for profit founder. Dr. Lucas is the founder of The Cube, Cowork, the largest Black owned coworking space in the U.S. that also provides babysitting services. She is also the cofounder of Namentrepreneur; National Association of Mom Entrepreneurs. NAME “removes the stigma that moms are unwilling to risk or assume the pressures of being a mom & entrepreneur, by challenging the inequities.”
As a member of The Witness Fellows we spent a few days together as the Fellows shared together over a retreat in Little Rock, Arkansas.
She shared so much wisdom during their time together, as Joi McGowan shared, “Black people are only given two options: die or be resilient.” Tammira responded, “we still only have those options, I am always asked how are you so confident? I don’t have another option. I am being invited to rest sometimes and it is needed.”
“The lean start up describes where we are” about the phase the Fellows are in with this first group of Fellows and she offered so much collaboration with the Fellows. Dr Tammira Lucas shares her expertise in business in approachable and inspirational ways. Dr. Tammira shared the design thinking model and offered wisdom on organization building from her vast experience, “I am learning so much more about The Fellows and learning about why they started these ministries and what it means.”
It was so clear during the retreat that leadership can be lonely and that the collaboration and in person fellowship was impactful for many. Dr. Lucas even had a crisis back home because of storm damage with her business, “I sent an email- we are closed to due to storm damage and I got messages “how can we help?” and that moment I knew I had removed the waste from my life and then I walked in here and you all prayed for me. I have that support and sustainability.” She was processing the abundance mindset and the sustainability she has created in her business and she freely offered her mentorship to others. The encouragement was mutual and there was so much power in the mutuality among The Fellows. Joi McGowan encouraged Tammira, “He says I am the God of all comfort.” Shelene Booker shared, “you will heal and that is all you will remember- a healing that is so deep that the scar tissue is gone and you don’t live in it’s shadow.”
Dr. Lucas has created abundance in business and brings that to the non for profit space as well, “Why do we have to work in that capacity (of constant struggle)? To not get aid and struggle for everything- that is a poverty or a scarcity mentality.” This is the heart of The Witness Fellows; the program offers mentorship, collaboration, resources, and training for Black Christian leaders already doing amazing work in their community. Dr. Tammira Lucas is an inspiring and wise business leader who is also making a huge impact in the non for profit space.
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