Rise and Thrive Inc. Launch Party


On Sunday, September 29, 2019, Rise & Thrive Inc. Co-CEOs and Co-Founders, Ashley Koranteng and Ashley Lucas hosted their business launch fundraising party. The event celebrated the launch of Rise and Thrive Inc., as well as, served as a networking opportunity for young professionals, a fun event for families, and a fundraising event. 

Attendees learned about Rise & Thrive Inc.’s  mission, vision, nine signature elements, and many more opportunities for young ladies in the community. 

The event featured music from DMV DJ, DJ Rozay; photos by local photographer, Samantha Quaye of Quaye Photography; cinematography by DMV media powerhouse, Gentleman’s Touch Media; delicious women-owned catered food; signature non-alcoholic drinks; a custom cake by Pearl Pastries (NY); games; speeches from the Co-Founders and Co-CEOS; and casual conversation.

To access the event recap video by Gentleman’s Touch Media, please click here:

To access the event photos by Quaye Photography, please click here:




WGMU, a student ambassador radio station of George Mason University, was established in 1981. WGMU is known for their 24/7 live stream, and their ability to provide exposure for up-and-coming creatives and entrepreneurs in the area. WGMU has approximately 250-350 listeners tuned in to various radio segments on a daily basis. Although, WGMU is aired on the Fairfax Campus listeners are not exclusively GMU students; listeners include GMU alumni, students from different colleges in the DMV, local Mason supporters, as well as any individual logged onto


WGMU’s DJ Dan The Man hosted George Mason University alumni Ashley Koranteng and Ashley Lucas, also known as the faces of Rise and Thrive Inc. These two young entrepreneurs aired on September 23, 2019 at 3:30 PM for an hour-long live stream, which included a question and answer segment, and an exclusive invitation to the Rise and Thrive Inc. launch party for all the WGMU listeners.


To access a video recording of the interview by Mason Cable Network (MCN) of Co-CEO’s and Co-Founder’s of Rise and Thrive Inc., Ashley Koranteng and Ashley Lucas, that was aired on WGMU radio, click the link below.