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Founder’s Friday featuring Terri Brax @ Women Tech Founders & TeacherCare

Terri Brax Kathleen Virginia Photograhpy

Please provide a brief description about your company.

TeacherCare is a national agency that helps families and organizations find highly qualified teachers. Known as the leader in integrating early learning into the home, TeacherCare teachers provide a range of services that uniquely solve today’s many home/life/work/education challenges.

Women Tech Founders (aka WTF) advances diverse women in, and into tech leadership. We celebrate and connect innovative women and the companies they are leading, while sharing the lessons learned to encourage others to join us. Women Tech Founders partners with leading incubators, educational institutions and corporations dedicated to equalizing leadership in an unequal industry.

Two hashtags that best describe you (i.e.: #driven, #fierce, #mom, #dad, #roadblockcrusher, etc.)

#FemaleFounder #Connector

What do you consider your greatest regret?

I don’t have any major regrets. Embarrassments? Definitely MANY!, but I always try to learn from mistakes, so I see them as stepping stones, and I’m happy where it has taken me so far. I try to never waste a good failure.

What is your motto?

Adversity can make you stronger, and give you a broader lens for innovative solution building. I believe that learning how to overcome adversity is a great advantage for entrepreneurship and life. The journey forward is getting more challenging for all of us these days, and there’s a long road ahead. Those who can walk confidently and find meaning in their challenges, will be positioned best to create a better future for us all.

What is a legal mistake you wish someone warned you about?

I wish someone had told me about a firm like Meyer Law. At one point, growing TeacherCare into an online platform, I trusted a lawyer who didn’t have our best interests at heart. The results were painful, but I found Melody and Tricia have restored my faith in law firms.

What advice would you give to yourself at 25 years old?

Don’t follow the crowd, and don’t worry about being different or “not enough”. You’ll find your path. A lifetime of racist, sexist knockdowns won’t matter. Being a mom so young, so inexperienced, and so broke won’t matter.

What will matter? Learning to create boundaries will matter. The differences that you once were once hiding will matter. Choosing the people in your life who ignite your soul will matter.

Different is what gives you your power. You can use it to create great platforms and communities that will raise others and give you more fulfillment than you can imagine.

Tricia Meyer 301

Tricia Meyer is Founder + Managing Attorney of Meyer Law, one of the fastest growing law firms in the United States. Meyer helps entrepreneurs and technology companies from startups to large corporations with day-to-day matters and notable clients include companies that have appeared on Shark Tank to companies gracing the Inc. 500 to some of the largest companies in the world.

Tricia has been named on the Forbes Next 1000 list, is one of the Most Influential Female Lawyers in Chicago according to Crain’s Chicago Business and been recognized as a top 10 technology lawyer.

As an entrepreneur and a lawyer, Meyer has a unique perspective and has mentored thousands of startups and scaling companies at tech incubators and accelerators across the United States such as 1871, WeWork Labs and Techstars. Tricia has been featured in Inc., Crain’s, Chicago Tribune, NBC Chicago, American Express OPEN Forum, and more. Learn more at and follow Meyer Law’s story on Instagram @loveyourlawyer.