Community of Cultivators: Edition 63

By Stormy McBride On August 16, 2022 In Women Who CoworkCommunity Cultivators Blog Series

Here at GCUC we are immensely fortunate to cross paths and work with so many amazing people. Through our work, we’ve cultivated a global community of people we think you should know about.

Community of Cultivators is a blog series we created to introduce you to coworking game changers and connectors. Each month, we’ll release new interviews that we hope inform and inspire you.

This weeks interview is with Dr. Tammira Lucas, Founder of The Cube Cowork. Recognized as one of Baltimore’s Top 40 under 40, Dr. Tammira Lucas is a thought leader who has quickly emerged as a trailblazer among millennial professionals and a powerful voice for communities locally, nationally, and internationally.

Dr. Lucas is the founder of The Cube, Cowork, the largest black women owned coworking space in the United States that provides babysitting services. Dr. Lucas is a strong advocate for women in business especially moms. With her dedication to ensure that all moms have access to resources and support to balance their careers, businesses and family, she cofounded The National Association of Mom Entrepreneurs (formally Moms As Entrepreneurs). The National Association of Mom Entrepreneurs, provides advocacy, support, and resources for mom entrepreneurs. Dr. Lucas is an Author, Speaker, Philanthropist, and Professor. Dr. Lucas has dedicated her life to focusing on building stronger and equitable communities through leadership, education, social innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Dr. Lucas holds three degrees in business including a Doctor of Business Administration. Her biggest prides are her daughter, Ryann, and husband, Robert. To get to know her better, keep reading.

What in your life are you most proud of cultivating or creating? Why?

One of the things I am most proud of creating in my life is an opportunity for black families to build wealth. Growing up in West Baltimore, I knew nothing about wealth, entrepreneurship, or business. However, I had a lot of drive to be different. I always looked for an opportunity to grow in a skill so that I could make money. I promised myself that when I had the chance to teach others how to take their skills and talents and turn them into wealth, I would. I am proud of all that I’ve had the opportunity to help.

What podcast would you recommend to others and why?

I recommend that everyone listen to How I built this podcast with Guy Raz. If you want to learn how your favorite brands were created and their journey, this is the podcast for you. I love how Guy truly makes you feel like you are on the entrepreneur’s journey as the story unfolds. There are a lot of lessons learned through this podcast, and it’s so relatable.

What is one piece of advice you give everyone that works with and/or for you?

Consistency! Don’t give up so easily; understand that consistency will take you a LONGGG way!

If you had to put a quote on your gravestone what would it be?

The sky was never the limit for Tammira; it was just the beginning for her!

What is the best habit you ever started? What habit do you want to start but haven’t yet?

The best habit I ever started was self-care. It honestly saved my life. The habit I want to start but haven’t is reading more physical books!

Come back next week for another edition of Community of Cultivators.