April 18th, 2013 13:39 EST
Judyth Piazza interviews Melissa Gasnick Cloeter, President & Founder of Own It Ventures
"The Italian American Oprah" Judyth Piazza interviews Melissa Gasnick Cloeter is President & Founder of Own It Ventures, a business network for women entrepreneurs to market their companies and products to Angel Investors, Lending Institutions, Media and Retail Buyers on The American Perspective Radio Program.
Melissa said she launched Own It Ventures after a successful series of conferences called Entrepreneur Expose` and her consulting company, WINC- The Women`s Initiative Network & Connection.
Ms. Cloeter`s career includes Management, Sales, Marketing and Business Development for Kellogg`s, M&M/MARS, Span America, a family business, and a professional woman`s publication. In March 2011, Own It Ventures was recognized by the New Jersey State General Assembly with a Formal Resolution, recognizing the efforts by the company to support women entrepreneurs in New Jersey.
In 2010, Ms. Cloeter was named as one of the Best 50 Women in Business in New Jersey. She is a frequent speaker for organizations and events including the 2010 Governor`s Conference for Women, The Women of AT&T, The Women`s Fund of New Jersey, Jersey Battered Women`s Shelter, and the United Way- Women`s Leadership Counsel of Somerset County.
During the interview, Judyth asked Melissa, "Is there anything legislatively that needs to be done to help women entrepreneurs?"
"You know that`s a good questions, because I know in News Jersey there were many attempts to encourage the state government and a certain percentage and contracts has to go to women owned or minority owned firms and they received a lots of kick backs on it and then they were revoked."
Melissa has served on numerous Board of Directors, is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and currently resides in Hackettstown, New Jersey. The mother of two boys, a college football fan and an avid golfer.
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For More Information on Own it Ventures: www.ownitventures.com