Catching up with Ayisha Strotter ’97 …


What are you up to?

Currently, the majority of my time and energy are spent owning and operating my family-owned business, Ain’t She Sweet Cafe, which we first opened in 2006 and now has two locations in Bronzeville and Beverly.

(Note: Ayisha is pictured above with her mother, Margot, at their Bronzeville cafe.)

Most important, I am mother, personal chauffeur, doctor, chef, and everything in between to three beautiful and active young girls between the ages of 10 and 14.

How did MPA help you get there?

Not only was MPA a very key factor in forging my world view and expanding my global perspective, but my educational experience there also cultivated my ability to be an independent thinker.

I wholeheartedly believe that my ability to be an independent thinker gave me the courage to be an entrepreneur, and, in turn, will help me to instill those same values in my children.