Our 2016 Power of the Purse Luncheon speaker is Lori Greiner of Shark Tank! If you’re wondering why we chose her- it was easy-she’s a strong woman who knows how to persevere and that makes her a perfect fit for us!
As one of the female “sharks” on the ABC show, this “Queen of QVC” is a tenacious businesswomen and highly successful entrepreneur. She started out with an idea for an earring holder in 1997 and 400 inventions & 120 patents later, she’s still at it.
I’ll share one story with you but I have to save the rest for the luncheon. The first time Lori met with a patent attorney, her husband came along and sat off to the side for support. Within minutes she realized that the attorney was only talking to her husband and wasn’t directing any of the conversation to her! She interrupted him and asked to speak with a female partner in the firm. That lawyer, Natalie Kadievitch, is still her attorney today. This sort of thing has happened to most of us at some point in our lives. My experience was when I was a young mother shopping for a new car. The salesman directed the entire conversation to my husband, showing him how he could fit his hunting equipment in the trunk. I stopped him and said, “It’s going to be MY car. So you need to talk to me; I need to know how groceries and kids’ stuff will fit in the trunk!” He obviously lost the sale.
If you haven’t signed up for the luncheon, do it before we sell out. Bring a friend, a relative or a neighbor- it’s going to be a great event! http://women.oshkoshareacf.org/Power-of-the-Purse/the-power-of-the-purse-luncheon
Have a wonderful holiday!
Vice-President of the Oshkosh Women’s Fund
“Your success will have everything to do with how you perceive yourself, because how you perceive yourself is how others will perceive you, too.“-Lori Greiner