8: YP Perspective – Willingness to Change Direction and Chart a New Course

Young professional Yasha Patel joins us for an Uphill Conversation on her move from public defender to entrepreneur. How her drive and work ethic helped her vision become a reality.

Show Notes: 

  • Yasha’s journey from public defender to renovating and opening a new event space in Greenville, SC
  • Importance of investing back into one’s community
  • Courage, bravery and self-belief
  • Pride and finding fuel in your heritage and upbringing
  • Be open to learn and be inspired by others’ stories
  • Utilizing mentors and asking powerful questions
  • Entrepreneurship as a Young Professional
  • Working towards balance at work and at home
  • Lessons learned and advice for YPs

Guest Bio:

From her work as a public defender to her role as owner and operator of The Rutherford event venue, Yasha has always thrived on a fast-paced environment, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to exemplary client service. She earned her undergraduate degree from Georgia State University and her law degree at Florida A & M. She practiced law in South Carolina and then served as a public defender for 3 years representing all types of cases from juvenile cases to serious felony cases.  In 2016, Yasha’s entrepreneurial spirit inspired her to change course and renovate an old building, creating a new venue space in an area of Greenville that is historically under-served. Her vision is to be on the forefront of an urban revitalization project in a part of the city that hasn’t yet seen such a transformation by growing The Rutherford into one of Greenville’s premier event venues and catalyze growth in the area by inspiring other entrepreneurs to open up businesses in this same area.

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