A popular and profitable co-working company (which must not be named) has recently moved up to my Harlem neighborhood. This week, I was invited to join as part of the influencer set but happily declined because of one woman: Sharlene Khan. Before Harlem was sexy enough for the Dark Lord to arrive, Sharlene knew there was a need for people in her community to have a place to work and collaborate. To fill that need, she leveraged her real estate background and founded TEEM CoWorking, which has become an important part of my ecosystem.
I write and work at TEEM when I'm not on the road. And one of the things I love about Sharlene is the scaffolding she provides for working mothers. When we had a member that was nursing, Sharlene made sure that a private room was available for her to pump. Once, when I didn't have a location for my daughter's 7th birthday party, Sharlene saved me by letting me host an art party in the conference room. I have encouraged her to #droptheball on changing light bulbs, but as all badass women entrepreneurs know, it's taking care of the little things that sometimes make the biggest difference. Thank you for taking care of me, Sharlene. I'm here for you, too.