Cara Hicks of the MOMentum Network

Cara Hicks of The MOMentum Network

In this episode of The Chattanooga Business Podcast, Brian Chaney talks to Cara Hicks, founder of the nonprofit The MOMentum Network. Being a single mom in college, Cara never got the support she needed and hopes to give that to single moms today, encouraging them to pursue an education and a better life.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Cara’s passion behind this nonprofit
  • Struggles that come with running a nonprofit
  • Making the best out of a bad or unplanned situation
  • Empowering single moms and families through a support system
  • Embracing the crazy and taking risks

Key Quotes

  • “I was thinking about these needs in [our] community and I felt like I needed to do something.” – Cara
  • “ As a single mom, there were so many risks I had to take. I lived in almost survival mode for a while and things would come up so you have to ask for help and you have to take risks. That experience, however hard it was, I feel really prepared me to move into this experience ” – Cara
  • “Being a single mom doesn’t define you but it can refine you.” – Cara
  • “You can embrace the crazy or you can run from it…when you embrace it, it becomes an adventure rather than an adversity.” – Cara

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