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Kesha Jossell

Side Hustler

I Am A

Westchester, IL

Kesha Jossell began her nonprofit career in 2006, co-founding Kuiche Cafe and Culinary Arts to inspire future chefs through partnerships with schools and park districts. With over 16 years as a Rail Supervisor at the Chicago Transit Authority, Kesha developed strong leadership and management skills. She later transitioned into entrepreneurship, launching several businesses and a consultancy to support nonprofit organizations. Kesha founded ITS HER &  and co-founded SMOKEHOUSE ACADEMY, a nonprofit dedicated to helping entrepreneurs restructure their businesses. ITS HER not only offers expert guidance but also honors the achievements of women, creating a supportive community that celebrates success.

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