Our Mission Statement
"Bridging The Gap
Between Ambition And Success"
The Association Of Women Inventors And Entrepreneurs "AOWIE" is a non-profit organization founded by Lisa Ascolese, AKA "The Inventress". Lisa was a struggling inventor who had no resources when she started out to what would be her world of inventing, more than 38 years ago. Today, she has dozens of patents and trademarks. She has been manufacturing products and bringing products to QVC and HSN for 18 years and counting.
Lisa found her way through the peaks and valleys and marched on when times were tough, and cheered with gratitude when there was light. She always had the love and support of her family and friends, but she was entering into a market that very few knew how to navigate through.
In a recent interview Lisa was asked how she moves forward when times get tough, She responded, "I love what I do and quitting is not a fix, nor is it an option. Times get tough no matter what direction you take in life. She said, “God put me on this path to learn the terrain and teach others what I have learned which brings me joy! I’m elated to have taken the path of great resistance because at the end of the day, I appreciate my hard work and my exhale".
Understanding the difficulties of inventing and entrepreneurship, Lisa was inspired to organize a program that is designed to help women inventors and entrepreneurs reach their goals through mentor ship and financial guidance, she says "it’s all about giving back"!".
AOWIE holds a musically inspired conference yearly. The conferences elicit sisterly love and a lifetime of friendships all while making great business connections. We invite a panel of powerful and seasoned professionals, who share their personal and professional journeys with our guests.
Our goal is to help build a brighter and stronger community of successful women. The activities include our popular and very
successful 2 minute product elevator pitch where one person wins cash and prizes for their unique product and their exciting pitch. Fashion shows are always a hit, dancing, raffles, gift baskets, food and fun!
For additional information about AOWIE, remember to join our
interactive and supportive online community. Subscribe to our site to receive updates on our upcoming events. Become a member and receive discounts on entry to all conferences and events. Through our social media platforms, followers will have the opportunity to engage and support one another. Let's Lift Each Other Up Two Hands At A Time"! I hope to see you at our next conference.