While the protections provided by her patent is an amazing perk, the best part about having a patent for Gwen is how much it has inspired other women to take the hard road to obtain their dreams.
“What’s been so amazing about this patent situation is not just that I have a patent but that is has inspired so many people,” she said.
As a pillar of inspiration for herself, her family, and other women interested in starting something or even going natural, Gwen is using Naturalicious to not only help natural hair care become less of a chore but to also encourage her community to approach business from a standpoint of ownership and wealth to be funneled back into the people it services.
“I think my legacy is to be the go-to image of how you can be in the worst of times in your life and by being bold and having the audacity to just ask for what you and go after it you can actually be great,” Gwen said.
Through a private Facebook group, Gwen offers gems of advice to budding entrepreneurs as she hopes to see more owners of business within a community of dynamic thinkers.
“We as a culture are excellent at creating things – we create trends, movements, but a lot of times we’re not very good at making sure that own it. We don’t talk a lot about owning intellectual property,” she said.
Gwen is open to ensuring this cultural divide of creating but now owning heads towards a decline as more entrepreneurs blossom onto the scene.