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VIDEO Life Lessons: Energy fuels success

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VIDEO Life Lessons: Energy fuels success Mon, 23 Jul 2018 10:15:43 +0000 VIDEO Life Lessons: Energy fuels success VIDEO Life Lessons: Energy fuels success WFMZ Allentown, PA making it to the top & and that's especially true for african american women. >>eve russo: but the executive you're about to meet has electrified her field and is making waves. wfmz's nancy werteen tells us how she did it in life lessons. >>nancy: when you talk about having a lot of energy, this woman has energy to spare and she decided to make it her business to teach others how to conserve energy with a solid business plan. .>>nat sound >>nancy: salisa berrien hasn't always been in a position of power. >>salisa berrien ceo/founder of coi energy services "the challenges as you probably could imagine is number one being a woman in technology and then an african american woman. so as many people know investors typically don't invest in women. as an african american i couldn't just be mediocre." >>nancy: she now owns an energy technology company, ??i energy, and some big companies want what she has. >>lloyd yates e.v.p. duke energy "i'm trying to move our company forward with respect to customer service and customer satisfaction, and i think a technology like this is really going to help us leapfrog the other companies." >>nancy: salisa's technology helps businesses optimize their electricity usage. >>salisa berrien "so i started off everything totally bootstrapped, cashed in stock and 401k's. i never knew that people thought i was kind of weird and i didn't look at myself as a geek, ya know growing up." >>nancy: now salisa embraces her inner geek, and follows these secrets: find what's missing in the field you want to pursue and focus on that. get a patent as soon as you can. shadow or intern and be aware of who's in your circle. >>salisa berrien "the people around you, those are the people that will propel you forward." >>nancy: ??f's allison madden is in her circle. salisa's company is part of ??f's technology incubator. >>allison madden usf director of research foundation operations "she stands out in a crowd in these environments but she understands what she's doing&she understands the technology in a male dominated field." >>nancy: by any measure, energy is salisa's

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