Women of Distinction 2021: Lady Legacies

This special section features some of our city’s most accomplished female leaders. These women represent a wide variety of fields, from finance and education to interior design, health care and more. Join us in saluting them in our third annual Women of Distinction!

Kizzie Anderson (left), Founder, Home at Heart, Co-Founder, Lady Legacies; Nicosia King (right), Founder, Golden Path Home Care and Golden Path Senior Living, Co-Founder, Lady Legacies; Photo by Linda Smallpage, Boutique Photographer

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Nicosia King and Kizzie Anderson are launching Lady Legacies, a new business offering training, consulting and mentoring for budding entrepreneurs. King founded her own business, Golden Path Senior Living, in 2010, and in 2013, she founded Golden Path Home Care. Anderson, who worked as a nurse for seven years, also went into business for herself in 2012, opening Home at Heart, an in-home care and homemaking service. “I went into my business blind that first year,” Anderson says. “I didn’t know anyone to help me with accounting, bookkeeping, administration. I had to figure it out on my own.” As the successful founders of similar businesses, King and Anderson connected and realized the value of all they had learned. They decided to pass it on through Lady Legacies. “We want to help drive others through that process to create their businesses and build legacies of their own,” King says.

“We’re always approached by people asking us about how we started these businesses. There are so many people who need that help.”  

– Nicosia King

Q&A

How did the idea for Lady Legacies come about?

Nicosia King: Kizze and I have been collaborating with each other for eight years. We’ve been helping one another out. Coming up in business, you look for support, for someone who can really help you. We both ran into problems that could have been avoided if we had a different support, a mentor, a coach. That’s how we started Lady Legacies – we wanted to help individuals who are really serious, who want to build legacies and become entrepreneurs. 

Kizzie Anderson: We just decided to you know go into Lady Legacies together to help other people who may be struggling, starting a business or getting their foot in the door. Coaching is very important. You can read about it, but someone who has that experience, all the ins-and-outs, can really assist you along the way.  

Where would you like to see Lady Legacies in the next five years?

Anderson: I would like to see us grow. I’d like to people not just in Milwaukee or Wisconsin, but across the United States.


 

This story is part of Milwaukee Magazine‘s November issue.

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