At our end-of-year Excellence in Entrepreneurship Gala, Provost Rogan Kersh facilitated a “flower-side chat” with Lindsay Chambers (’00), an award-winning interior designer and this year’s recipient of the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award, which is an award that recognizes a WFU alumnus, parent, or friend who has demonstrated unparalleled entrepreneurial spirit coupled with a Wake Forest mindset of creativity and social responsibility.
Chambers was recently named the top female custom home developer under 40 in the state of California. She tapped into this market of living in a well-designed home after, oddly enough, studying history at Wake Forest. In her chat with Provost Kersh, she equated her history degree with applied psychology: instead of reading about a Napoleon complex, she was reading about Napoleon. This gave her the creative mindset to think critically about people and what they want and need specifically from a design point of view.
One of her greatest Wake Forest takeaways was carrying the spirit of the Pro Humanitate with her wherever she goes. She urges students to continue practicing service and kindness once they leave: “It is so important to give back and do something for humanity. I am as proud to do that as I am of my work accomplishments.”
We are so thankful Lindsay was able to come back to campus and share her words of wisdom with us! We can’t wait to see what she does next.