Entrepreneurship can come through many avenues. Have you considered starting a business as a franchisee operator? Come learn about Monique's journey to opening Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, and Tracye's opening of Supercuts.
Monique Garris-Bingham was raised in Connecticut and attended undergraduate and law school at Duke University. After a stint helping organize the 1995 Special Olympic World Games she began her trust administration career in the financial industry where she is still employed today. In 2014 she purchased her Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt Franchise that is located in Creve Coeur.
Tracye Julien Donovan is a native St. Louisan who returned to her home eleven years ago. She attended Howard University in Washington, DC where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, American University in Washington, DC where she obtained a Master’s in Psychology, and The City University of New York Graduate School where she obtained a Master’s and Ph.D. (ABD) in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Tracye worked as a corporate consultant for J.P. Morgan Chase in New York City, Ameren in St. Louis, MO, and Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, DC.
She has had consulting assignments with various businesses in the St. Louis area, including Wells Fargo Advisors, Monsanto, BJC, and Express Scripts. She is currently a Program Coordinator in the Workforce Development and Strategic Partnerships Office at SIU Edwardsville, East St. Louis Center, where she plans to apply her corporate experience in talent management to the development and implementation of career paths for residents who are seeking general education, living wage job opportunities, and career advancement. She also owns two Supercuts, one in Creve Coeur and another in the Central West End.
Join us for an informal conversation about why and how these amazing women chose franchising as a path to owning their own business.
Event hosted by BioSTL Inclusion Intiative.