Yveneka Lestin is an inaugural participant in SEG's U-Train program.
HERE’S WHAT THIS HAMPTON ALUMNA IS DOING TO EMPOWER WOMEN-LED BUSINESSES
The concept of collaboration is one of the heaviest weapons, a small-business owner has in their arsenal. Despite the type of business you have or the industry you are in, who you know, and the ways you collaborate with individuals [in your space] can influence the growth of your business and its position in the market. Alexis Scott, a fellow Hamptonian and founder of The Bad Girl Network, is bringing that collaborative weapon to the forefront for many small business owners.
Chnika Clark is an inaugural participant in SEG's U-Train program.
In 2014, I went through my first domestic violence experience — with a man I was with for 8 years. We had built a life together. We had one child together who is now ten, and he had two children from a previous marriage that also lived with us full time. We were a family. But unfortunately, our relationship and our family suffered because of his constant infidelity.
After going through so much in the relationship with his cheating, the love and respect I once had for him was fading. I tried to leave him almost every year that we were together, but he would always convince me we could work things out. We tried relationship counseling and joined a church together.