George Mason University Alumnae Feature

Ashley Koranteng and Ashley Lucas, Founders and CEOs of Rise and Thrive Inc., both debuted as headliners on George Mason University’s website as recent alumnae this July 2020. 

Ashley Koranteng and Ashley Lucas both received their Bachelor’s of Science from George Mason University, which is where they had their first interactions; beginning a friendship that would slowly turn into a business endeavor over the next several months. 

George Mason University highlights these alumnae’s interest in launching Rise and Thrive, their nine unique elements and why they are so important, as well as the virtual summer series program model. 

Founders, Lucas and Koranteng, share details regarding their virtual summer series, which had 80+ participants from all parts of the US and Canada. Additionally, a Rise and Thrive mentee from the virtual summer series shares about her experience thus far. 

Click the link below to read the full interview of founders, Ashley Lucas and Ashley Koranteng, featured as George Mason University headliners!  

https://www2.gmu.edu/news/587326

Founders featured in Voyage MIA E-Magazine

Ashley Lucas and Ashley Koranteng, Founders and CEOs of Rise and Thrive Inc., were both featured in VoyageMIA in July 2020. 

Voyage MIA is a platform that highlights the extraordinary life stories of “everyday folks” in business. Voyage MIA uses their platform to allow entrepreneurs to share their authentic stories including their philosophies, struggles behind the scenes, and much more in hopes to create communities that are better known at a deeper level.

Rise and Thrive Inc.’s feature in VoyageMIA embrace the founders’ greatest challenges along their journey, their advice when faced with hardships, their proudest moments, and more. 

Click the link below to read the full interview of founders, Ashley Lucas and Ashley Koranteng, featured in VoyageMIA! 

http://voyagemia.com/interview/meet-ashley-lucas-ashley-koranteng-rise-thrive/

 

Rise and Thrive Inc. on Great Day Washington

Ashley Koranteng and Ashley Lucas, Founders and CEOs of Rise and Thrive Inc., made their TV debut on WUSA 9’s morning program Great Day Washington with co-host Ellen Bryan on July 7, 2020. 

Ellen Bryan, started her broadcasting career as a reporter at ABC 36 in Lexington, Kentucky. She then joined the NBC 5 morning show in Fort Worth, Texas before moving to Washington, D.C to serve as a co-host on Great Day Washington. Ellen Bryan also published her first book, A Work in Progress, which was inspired by digital videos from her online series called Minute Motivation. The phenomenal, Ellen Bryan is also known for   delivering keynote speeches and TEDx talks. 

The founders were honored and excited to speak with Ellen Bryan on Great Day Washington! They explored a number of topics including: why representation in mentorship is so important, what makes them relatable to young girls, and who they are looking to empower through Rise and Thrive.   

Click the link below to watch the full Great Day Washington segment with founders, Ashley Koranteng and Ashley Lucas with co-host Ellen Bryan!

https://www.wusa9.com/video/entertainment/television/programs/great-day-washington/mentoring-girls-to-rise-and-thrive/65-262d16f8-b597-4fd9-95d3-3a93fd14946d