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.
Meet invisaWear's Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Ray Hamilton. We recently had a chance to interview Ray and he shared more about his personal journey to launching invisaWear, his biggest piece of advice to those thinking about taking the plunge into entrepreneurship and his greatest professional achievement to date.
Q: Tell us more about you and your personal journey to launching invisaWear.
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.