Constant Investor – Myra Ghattas

Constant Investor – Myra Ghattas

Seeing that the things that she is most passionate about are family, community, diversity, and growing educational opportunities, it is no surprise that Myra Ghattas of Slate Street Café continues to give to Prosperity Works year after year. Being a leader in the food and beverage industry, choosing to source food and services locally, and being a mentor to new entrepreneurs, she places a high value on the skills that Prosperity Works instills in its’ savers; the ability to help themselves achieve financial independence, and break the cycle of poverty. Myra believes that If we decrease poverty in our state, everyone will benefit.

As a constant investor in many causes, she feels that giving to Prosperity Works, a program that has a demonstrated history of decreasing poverty, is an investment in families that helps them, their communities and businesses grow together. Specifically, she gives to organizations that are working to improve our communities by offering products, skills and education that families may utilize to achieve their goals from one generation to the next.

She, her two sisters and brother were all born and raised in New Mexico. She traveled to Boston University for college, and then worked for Hyatt Hotels for many years and in many cities before returning home to open her business, Slate Street Café. Myra’s business has been successful in Albuquerque for eleven years in the original location, and now a sister café operating in the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History.

Aside from offering an amazing dining experience to customers every day, Myra thinks about the larger community in which her business grows. She knows that in spite of the challenges and complexities we face in New Mexico, we must not lose sight of the potential we have to create an environment in which everyone has the knowledge, relationships and skills to thrive.  Additionally, she believes that each of us has a role in helping this and future generations understand the importance of caring for our planet, of honoring and embracing diversity, of respecting one another, and fostering a spirit of interdependence.