II1I first met Kate Viall Stottlemyer in my Randolph-Macon College days. A class year behind me, our paths often crossed in our small Business and Economics Department. We were reacquainted several years ago when I was in town to run a race and a fellow RMC alum took me by her fabulous store. Impressed with a successful retail operation and growing family, I wanted to know how Kate made it work. As the mother of two and Director of Operations and Store Manage for Tweed, Kate tells us how.Q: Tell me about your family. (kids, spouse, animals, etc.)
Q: How on earth are you running a home specialty store in the middle of the worst recession in our lifetime?
Q: What is the hardest part of your day? The best?
Q: What's your best home organization trick? Office organization solution? Do you use anything to tie them together?
Q:How do you divvy up household work with your partner; what makes you a team?
Q:What special things do you do with your kids to stay connected?
Q: Who are your mentors? How did you find them and what do they do to help you?
Q: What specifically can working mothers do to stay on their career track after kids?