Lakesha Cole

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As Founder of Milspousepreneur, Lakesha is on a mission to help military spouses discover their why and live a purposeful life through entrepreneurship. She is the CEO and shop owner of She Swank | Too, a curated children’s boutique and subscription box for girls. Co-owner of Game Day Sports Shop, a licensed NFL fan shop for fan gear that she supports with her active duty Marine husband. Both pop-up retail shops are contracted with the Exchange. Lakesha is also known as the Milspouse Retail Coach and has helped more than 25 military spouse indie shop retailers increase product visibility, brand awareness, and profit margins. Lakesha was selected as the 2014 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® for her entrepreneurial prowess, volunteer efforts, personal sacrifice and her efforts to support the military community. Lakesha has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from North Carolina A&T State University; and Associates of Applied Science in Retail Marketing from Parsons The New School for Design. Lakesha and her family are currently stationed in Okinawa, Japan.