Rhode Island Monthly Enterprising Women 2015 : Page 9

SPE CIAL AD VER TISING SE CTION enterprising women 2015 Jennifer Jolicoeur President Athena’s Home Novelties In 1998, Jennifer Jolicoeur took the biggest risk of her life – starting Athena’s Home Novelties -an adult toy home party business. With the spirit of an entrepreneur, Jolicoeur began her business in her home state of Rhode Island at a time when nothing of the sort existed. “Adult toys enhance a woman’s overall sexual experience.” says Jolicoeur. “A healthy sex life offers benefits including stress reduction, increased self-esteem, and even better sleep.” Athena’s has changed the lives of thousands of people nationwide. She founded the Athena’s Cup -to break the world record for most bras hooked together to raise awareness for breast cancer. 140,000 bras have been sent in from all over the world. Jennifer received the Distinguished Business Award from the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council and recognition from the General Assembly at the State House. Athena’s party guests gain enlightenment and become in tune with their bodies. Jolicoeur’s vision for an organization that creates healthy attitudes and solidarity among women has become a reality. 640 Winter Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895 phone: 401-437-8318 web: athenashn.com, athenascup.org Anne Aldridge Owner Ocean State House Cleaning Ocean State House Cleaning was founded in 1998 by Anne Aldridge and has grown from a one-woman operation to a full-scale maid service now employing more than thirty employees. Anne is also the founder of Cleaning for Heroes, a nonprofit providing no-cost cleaning services to disabled veterans nationwide. Anne was recognized by the Rhode Island Small Business Journal as a 2015 “Women to Watch” award winner. Her company has also been featured in Family Circle magazine and on WPRI 12 News and has provided cleaning services for “ This Old House ” TV show, a Fidelity Investments commercial shoot and thousands of families in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Services offered include basic cleaning, deep cleaning, move-in/out cleaning and light commercial cleaning. All services are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are thinking about hiring a cleaning service for your home or business please contact Ocean State House Cleaning for a free estimate. 221B Hallene Rd, Warwick RI 02886 phone: 401-732-7856 or 401-732-MAID email: anne@oshousecleaning.com web: oshousecleaning.com RHODE ISLAND MONTHLY l FOCUS ON BUSINESS 2015 109

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