Michelle Cadore: From Glass Ceiling to Creative Entrepreneur

Michelle Cadore: From Glass Ceiling to Creative Entrepreneur

Michelle Cadore is the creative, serial entrepreneur behind the YES I AM brand that Jennifer Hudson crooned about for Mastercard and sported all over social this March. The New Yorker has been building the women’s apparel line for almost five years and is just now beginning to see the fruits of her labor. She shares how being overlooked for a promotion helped realize that her promising career was turning into a dead end job. From there, she decided to draw on her family’s entrepreneurial roots to create a creative clearinghouse for underrepresented art and apparel brands like her own.

Have you always known you would be an entrepreneur?

I am a Brooklyn-native and first-generation Caribbean-American from Grenada. I come from a long line of hard workers and entrepreneurs dating as far back as my great grandparents, who were farmers. They would often sell their goods in the local market.  My paternal grandparents owned a bakery. My parents worked full-time as a nurse and a constructi...

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