invisaWear creates safety devices that are disguised as everyday accessories. They look like necklaces, bracelets, keychains, fitness bands, and even scrunchies. They each have a button hidden on the back-side. If you double press the button, it instantly texts five pre-selected emergency contacts to let them know you need help, it shares your location, and it can also optionally contact 9-1-1.
I never meant to start a company, it all started by complete accident after a scary situation I had...
Now more than ever we need to make our health a priority. Many of us are working from home for the foreseeable future and, although we may feel the need to watch the news all day, we need to prioritize our health and ensure we’re doing everything we can to stay healthy, both physically and mentally. We asked our co-founders Rajia and Ray to share what they’ve been doing to prioritize their own health during this difficult time.
Our CEO and Co-Founder, Rajia Abdelaziz is an inspiration to us daily. She is kind, smart and works tirelessly everyday to bring her mission of safety for all to the masses. So today, on this International Women’s Day, we are celebrating Rajia along with all of the women who hustle hard to achieve their dreams! We recently chatted with Rajia about what International Women’s Day means to her, the women who inspire her as well as her message to young women who are thinking about their future career.
By: Rajia Abdelaziz, Co-founder and CEO
***PSA: Just because you’re not affected by a problem, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist ***
My co-founder, Ray, and I were recently asked to participate in a shark tank style pitch competition from a local organization. To our surprise some of the judges in the male dominated panel (*eye-roll*) unfortunately made comments that were so ignorant and inappropriate that we felt the need to share it to help raise awareness that this type of behavior should no longer be tolerated.
“Sometimes, someone comes into your life, so unexpectedly, takes your heart by surprise, and changes your life forever.”
Rajia (invisaWear’s CEO & Co-Founder) here! My partner, Ray and I love hearing from you all about how invisaWear helps you feel safe and how it makes a difference in your life. THANK YOU so much for all the kind notes, our customer success team always forwards us your messages and we love hearing your stories about how invisaWear makes a difference in your life. If you have a story to share with us, please don’t hesitate to send it to Letschat:invisaWear.com, we’d love to hear it!
Today, I wanted to share with you some exciting news: I recently got engaged! Everyone who’s heard has been asking about how I met my fiance Tyler and how he proposed, so I wanted to share with you our story! :)
I'm sure many of you heard about the sad story out of South Carolina this past weekend. A college student, Samantha Josephson's body was found dead after she got into the wrong car which she mistakenly thought was her Uber. Deeply saddened by this tragedy, our CEO, Rajia Abdelaziz released the following message:
"Every time I hear a story like this I can't help but feel extremely sad and heart broken...
At the helm of invisaWear is passionate and focused girl boss, Rajia Abdelaziz. She co-founded invisaWear after her own scary experience in order to allow others to protect themselves and those they love. A trailblazer in her own right, Rajia, found inspiration in other female founders while carving her own path to entrepreneurship. We’re excited to launch a new series here on our blog, Female Founder Fridays. Through this series we’ll highlight female founders who inspire us and who are trailblazing the path for other women to follow.
In honor of International Women's Day we’re celebrating one of the hardest working women we know, invisaWear Co-Founder and CEO, Rajia Abdelaziz. Recently we had a Q & A session with Rajia and she shared the inspiration behind invisaWear, where she got her entrepreneurial spirit and her biggest professional achievement to date!
Q: Tell us more about your company, invisaWear and the motivation to launch the brand.
When I was a little girl, my mom would always cry whenever something good happened. I never really understood it. Why in the world is she crying if she’s happy? Don’t people only cry when they’re sad? Tears of happiness were not something I ever understood at such a young age.
Fast-forward many years later, I get a phone call from one of the invisaWear team members who tells me that we just saved our first life.
It seemed like a normal Thursday evening. I was at an awards ceremony with a few friends and classmates and before I knew it, it was around 9 pm. Tired from working all day I decided it was time for me to head home. I thought about asking a friend to walk with me to my car, but I was parked less than a block away and we were in an area that seemed fairly safe. Not wanting to bother anyone, I decided I’d be fine walking alone back to my car. I told myself that I was just being paranoid because I watch the news and 20/20 way too much...I was wrong.