It’s not every day that someone wakes up and decides to dedicate their lives to public service. Bessie Lee-Capell is an example of a woman who has dedicated her life to the service of humanity, first as a trained humanitarian and then as an entrepreneur.
Growing up, Bessie Lee-Capell recalled being called “special” even though she didn’t understand why people said that. That is until she created her first baby product, the Brush Bib, in July 2019. Having lived a life full of ups and downs, and one where she always beat the odds, no matter how daunting they are, and now as an adult and an entrepreneur, she finds herself solving problems and creating value for the people. Although she admitted that her journey into creating baby products came out of frustration, it doesn’t take away that she developed a successful life. “My frustration has provided me with the drive I continue to have each day!”
Bessie Lee-Cappell is an entrepreneur and businesswoman from Philadelphia, a social worker for the City of Philadelphia Department of Human Services, and a mother of three children aged twelve, eight, and two years old. Simply put, Bessie’s life has revolved around social and humanitarian works, something she refers to as “far from normal.” Growing up alongside seven siblings, she emerged as the first to graduate high school, the first to attend and graduate college, attend and graduate from grad school, and the only one to receive a license in her profession. She is indeed a shining example in her family. Bessie is the founder, inventor, and owner of the Baby Bottle Brush Bib Co., and she continues to be a game-changer in the baby product industry. Bessie holds an LSW from Temple University.
Since going the business way, Bessie Lee-Capell and her companies have created several unique products, which continue to be a problem-solver for people, especially nursing mothers and people in the baby product industry. One of her products, the brush bibs, is a protective barrier made for bottle brushes to prevent the user from having water splashed on them. Also, the Pacifier Teether Clip is an all-in-one pacifier clip that grows with the baby to toddlerhood and offers changeable suspender clips and doubles as a teether. It is made of 100% silicone. Every product of the company, according to Bessie, is FDA-approved and BPA-free.
As much as she didn’t understand why she was tagged special while growing up, now, as an industry giant, she considers herself different from her peers and competitors because of her mode of operation. In her words, “Not only am I the owner/founder of my companies, but I am also the inventor of all my products.”
On what motivated her to build her companies and products, Bessie Lee-Capell said, aside from the frustration that drove her into developing her products, the realization that there is a gap between the supply and the demand of baby products. Therefore, she sought to bridge that gap once and for all. In five years, Bessie Lee-Campbell sees herself as a global leader in the baby product industry.
Learn more about Bessie Lee-Capell by visiting her website.