Lisa is the Founder of a Woman's Conference called The Association of Women Inventors and Entrepreneurs "AOWIE." Lisa Ascolese, famously known as “The Inventress” is a true mentor, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, inventor and independent product agent. For more than 25 years, The Inventress has successfully invented, marketed and launched products on QVC, HSN, EVINE Live and ShopNBC and continues to bring products to national department stores daily. She is the CEO and founder of Inventing A to Z, a product development company used to assist others who have the desire to create and develop their own product(s) from concept to fruition. You may have seen her on major networks such as Bravo TV or ABC, heard her on Sirius XM or read about her in major publications such as Black Enterprise Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Essence Magazine and The New York Times. The Inventress works closely with the Police Athletic League traveling from New Orleans to New Mexico with her workshops. Additionally, she tours colleges and universities nationwide, has been invited to speak at the learning Annex in New York and Los Angeles and has appeared on the same rosters as Donald Trump, Suze Ormond as well as other business moguls. The Inventress has also been asked to participate at the Annual Odyssey Network Business Retreat in Naples, FL placing her in the same company as Soledad O’Brien, Anchor/Special Correspondent CNN/US; Debra Sandler-President Mars Chocolate, N.A.; and Congresswoman Carolyn Kilpatrick; among others. Most recently, The Inventress has launched her own non-profit, The Association of Women Inventors & Entrepreneurs, “AOWIE.” She has also become a monthly contributor for Black Enterprise Magazine. The Inventress loves sharing her inside secrets about inventing and getting products to the retail market and National Television with her clients because the work is fulfilling and rewarding. Through this passion, she is able to inspire and educate aspiring entrepreneurs. The Inventress states, “Pulling each other up two hands at a time is key to building success.” Her client list is very diverse and prolific, and has ranged from celebrities such as Dionne Warwick, to stay at home moms and even large corporations such as Westinghouse Lighting Corp., Sylvania Lighting Co., Amertac, and the list continues to grow. Lisa’s very first product was The Bosom Buddy nursing cape followed by the Bun-Tie hair accessory, which debuted on QVC television. Bitten with the bug and after mastering marketing her own products into retail, The Inventress was inspired to reach higher and broaden the spectrum one product after the next. These products included: The Wrap And Store Organizer and The Perfect Pockets Organizer, which generated $6,000 in less than six (6) minutes on QVC. Realizing that product development was a multi-million dollar industry, The Perfect Pockets Organizer sparked additional creative usage ideas. Today, Lisa’s products vary from mother care nursing products, to kitchen organizers, hair accessories and much more. If you’re looking for an innovator with a wealth of experience and knowledge who knows how to motivate, entertain and inspire a crowd, request The Inventress to speak at your next event.