At a very difficult moment in her life, just as this mother of 5 was getting divorced, Ali Cayne poured her energy into creating an beautiful alternate universe that consisted of a cafe, cooking school and event space in New York City. She called it Haven’s Kitchen, a haven for her and the community she nurtures. And she says her business saved her. Listen to this episode of Speaking Broadly to hear Ali’s story of going from an impromptu entrepreneur to a bad ass babe boss. Also on the show, a conversation with Denise Cerreta, the founder of One World, Everybody Eats. Cerreta was named James Beard Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year in 2016 for pioneering work that addresses food insecurity by helping people replicate a pay-as-you-go cafe model.

Ali Cayne