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“Entrepreneurship was never something that I considered, because I think that, for most people, we are socialized to go to school, find a job, get a job for x amount of years, and then retire; but entrepreneurship is always considered something that is more risky.”

Nicole Clark

In this episode, our guest Nicole Clark, LMSW, describes her journey from agency practitioner to self-employed, independent consultant. Ms. Clark discusses how she embraced the entrepreneurial spirit, moved forward, and eventually made a headlong leap into beginning her own business.

Nicole Clark, LMSW, is a licensed social worker, independent consultant, and reproductive justice (RJ) activist who uses the RJ framework with nonprofits, government agencies, and community groups to design, implement, and evaluate programs and services. The RJ framework enables Ms. Clark to highlight the voices and lived experiences of women and girls of color in these programs and services. Along with one-to-one client work, Nicole provides in-person and remote trainings on topics related to social work, evaluation, and reproductive justice. She also facilitates workshops related to feminism, parent-child communication, sexuality and spirituality, and other issues that impact women and girls of color. Nicole received her Master of Science in Social Work, with a focus in advanced generalist practice and programming and contemporary issues, from the Columbia University School of Social Work in 2010. She is based in New York City but also serves clients outside of the city.

Interviewer: Connor Walters

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