Life, Joy, & Inspiration


Meet Megan.

Occupation: owner, The Zen Succulent

Expertise: Woman Boss Extraordinaire

We love her passion for green and her vision for the future as a woman entrepreneur in the heart of Downtown Durham. An Instagram, television, and Durham star, Megan is down to earth and simply wonderful to be around -- being around her is proof that connecting with plants is good for the spirit. She shines!

Megan in her element. Images by Johnna Padgett. 

Megan in her element. Images by Johnna Padgett. 

When asked what Durham means to her: 

I am so proud to be a part of the Durham community and be able to contribute to our creative class, full of heritage and led by makers and small businesses! 

Born and raised just a short drive away in Raleigh, I remember admiring the downtown buildings, then boarded up, just waiting to be rediscovered and walking down Black Wall Street on Parrish. It's a dream to have our storefront in that very city, on that very block, adding to Durham's history while honoring my own legacy of entrepreneurship and black business ownership. 

What does being a young woman entrepreneur mean to you?

We are the future and hold so much buying power, but we are rare as young women entrepreneurs. So with that rarity, there is opportunity to build your skills and explore creatively to carve your own niche, safely, with your fellow women entrepreneurs. Then break out! Being a young woman entrepreneur means opportunity.

Megan in her shop.

Megan in her shop.

What would you like to see in the future for the Durham community?

Durham has had a strong foundation of entrepreneurship since the beginning, and we are continuing to build on that as small business owners. I would love to see outreach in Durham high schools to teach students that after their studies, entrepreneurship is a possibility and seeing Durham create another generation of small business owners!

Visit Megan's shop online at The Zen Succulent / Downtown Durham / or The Mothership.