Episode #68: Patrice Meagher: Founder & CEO of MilkMate
I am excited my podcast with my sister Patrice Hayden Meagher – the founder and CEO of MilkMate! We touch on the ups, the downs and everything in between!
We start at the very beginning by having Patrice tell us about her upbringings in the Philadelphia suburbs and the influence our parents had on shaping her into the person she is today. Patrice then takes us on her career journey prior to MilkMate which included 3 years in the non-profit industry followed by almost 15 years in the commercial real estate industry. During these years, she also met and married her now-husband Mike, moved to New York City followed by the suburbs of New York, and had 4 children.
But most importantly, we touch on how Patrice juggled being a full-time working mom one at of the top leasing teams in Manhattan at CBRE. One of the major pain points she experienced was how to manage breast pumping in the workplace when returning to work after maternity leave. It was the single most inefficient thing she did as a working mom and she knew there had to be a way to make it easier. This inspired Patrice to invent the MilkMate – an all-in-one breast pumping solution providing working moms with everything they need to successfully pump at work. Since launch, they have had a couple major milestones including closing on a $5M series seed round in January and receiving FDA approval in March, which allows them to officially sell the MilkMate! To learn more about the MilkMate product, be sure to visit their website www.milkmate.com or follow them on social media: Instagram: @milkmateinc LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/themilkmate/
I also wanted to give a shout-out to our sponsor who is another female entrepreneur and working mom, Maureen Sullivan (Patrice’s sister-in-law!). Mo, as her friends and family call her, is taking the residential real estate business by storm. Named the “Rising Star of 2023” for the Connecticut region, she is proving to have an incredible ability of finding deals for her clients in one of the most competitive markets in history. Part of a global network, Mo can help you with your real estate needs no matter where you live. Follow her @mosullivanrealty on Instagram or visit her website at firstname.lastname@example.org