Building 13 plant-based restaurants with Nicole Marquis

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One of a Kind is certainly one way to describe Nicole as a purpose driven entrepreneur who wears many purpose driven hats for both her family and community. Nicole is a plant-based industry pioneer plus Founder and CEO of 13 plant-based restaurants in the Philadelphia area, Washington, DC, and New York. They include the fast-casual HipCityVeg, with 11 locations, and two full service restaurants; the award-winning cocktail lounge, Charlie was a sinner., and Bar Bombón, a Latin-inspired restaurant reminiscent of Old San Juan. Hang on for Nicoles’ inspiration, purpose, advice, and commitment to leaving a legacy for all to enjoy!

HipCityVeg Founder & CEO Nicole Marquis highlights and discusses:

  • How building purpose into your business can impact climate change plus sustainability while creating a positive culture for both employees and customers.
  • From grad school, to nutrition, to environment, and how one book changed her life both physically and emotionally toward her vegan journey.
  • How her daily mission will inspire a new norm of leaders in the vegan industry.

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Michelle Dennedy brought us an incredibly insightful interview with her impressive business history. She discusses the importance of bravery and how this will lay the path of everything

you need in business. Michelle shares her story of why she wasn’t able to be herself at home and the story of how her kids “walked through the fire with her”.


On this interview you will learn:
– The importance of looking at the people who are propelling your career
– Preparing and planning for when things go wrong
– Understanding culture
– What the business world expects of women
– Being judged as a women raising money
– The power of stopping the ??? at the end of your statements (hesitancy)
– A POWERFUL secret that will vastly improve your leadership
– What it takes to be a Vice-President of a company
– The reality of rising through the ranks of a company (Game Of Thrones-esque battles)
– The 3 L’s of Leadership
– Critical secrets to partnerships