I don’t know about you, but every time I look at Shark Tank I think there are so many great ideas I’d like to bring to market.
Many women have these dreams, and Shark Tank proves it.
But there is one woman who has not only achieved all these dreams, but also has the integrity and kindness to pass on her knowledge to other women.
And I’m not surprised she’s a Jersey girl!
Lisa Ascolese, of Brick, known to many in her community as “The Inventress,” was a struggling inventor who was resourceless when she began her inventive journey.
She unsuccessfully sought guidance and support from like-minded companies and individuals, but that didn’t stop her.
Through trial and error, she continued to strive for success.
And when she finally became the massive success that she is, she paid it off big time.
As a black female inventor who achieved incredible success, Lisa was inspired to create a non-profit organization to help female entrepreneurs and inventors in underserved communities “Determined to Succeed”.
Called The Association of Women Inventors & Entrepreneurs, its purpose is to educate, inspire and fund fellow creatives and provide the tools necessary to take their ideas from concept to fruition.
Almost like a real shark tank.
Each year, her state pension conference is an annual celebration to bridge the gap between ambition and success and build confidence in inventors and budding entrepreneurs of all ages.
She has taken so many to a place of achievement and success.
In fact, during the pandemic, Lisa helped dozens of inventors successfully develop and launch their inventions.
With over 30 years of experience developing and launching products on QVC, HSN and in stores nationwide, you’d think she wants to keep all this success to herself.
But Lisa is not that type of girl!
She is passionate about bringing others to the table and supporting them unconditionally.
According to the AOWIE website, the AOWIE list of supporters and honorees includes Daymond John, Carla Hall, Dionne Warwick, Gloria Gaynor, Tyrese Gibson, Melba Moore and the list goes on!
Watch her here to learn more about “The Inventress” and what she’s up to.
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