Joy Mangno

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Joy Mangno was born in Brooklyn, New York back in 1956.  As a teenager she began working at an animal hospital in Huntington, New York.  She dreamed up a fluorescent flea collar to keep pets safe.  She graduated from Pace University with a degree in business administration in 1978. 

After graduation she had a variety of jobs, including a waitress, an airline reservations manager while raising her three children.  She is alive and well from what I’ve read. 

What you may not know about Joy is that she is also an inventor.  She holds 71 patents and 126 patent publications.  Maybe you’ve heard about a few of them, I’ll save the best one for last, so let’s go.  Huggable Hangers, Forever Fragrant, Clothes It All Luggage System, Performance Platforms, Comfort & Joy Textiles, Shades readers and of course the Miracle 2009, she was ranked number 77 on Fast Company’s list of The Most 100 Creative People in Business and in 2010, she was included in their list of The 10 Most Creative Women in Business.

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Comments (19)

Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

Hi James,

With Ms. Mango's inventive mind, I bet she sees opportunities everywhere she looks!  

Sep 19, 2021 04:04 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Good morning James,

I watched a movie about her on a rainy day.

If the movie is correct she overcame a few hardships!

Make yourself an awesome day.

Sep 19, 2021 04:35 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

James, you sure have to admire those with brains for inventing items we do need!  

Sep 19, 2021 05:25 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning again, James... I'm very familiar with Joy Mangano. And all the closets in my 5-bedroom home have her Huggable Hangers... I've been a fan of them for a good 20 years.

Sep 19, 2021 05:36 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello James - it's rare(but it does happen) when a name in your post title prompts a nod of "I know this one".  While I didn't see the movie about her and her life, I am familiar with the story.  

Sep 19, 2021 05:43 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Sep 19, 2021 05:46 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have a friend whose daughter also graduated from Pace University and heard that it is supposedly the top school for performing arts in the country.

Sep 19, 2021 06:01 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Joy is a prime example of "the mind is a terrible thing to waste"! Enjoy your day.

Sep 19, 2021 06:02 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

it was a joy (pun intended) reading this post about this great Brooklyn girl

Sep 19, 2021 06:39 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

She was an amazing and BUSY woman. Make it a restful Sunday, as the new starts tomorrow.  Thanks again for the post.  Bill Salvatore

Sep 19, 2021 06:49 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What an interesting story, I had heard of this wonderful woman, and I do not have any of her products. LOL A

Sep 19, 2021 07:00 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Happy Sunday James, she was doing great thinks at a young age and kept coming up with patterns for a number of think!


Sep 19, 2021 09:35 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

James- I started out with one set of Joy Mangano's huggable hangers many years ago and slowly got rid of all of our other hangers for these.  They work!!!    

Sep 19, 2021 12:22 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James,  Thanks for sharing this great story of this creative, amazing woman.  She defintely had an innovative nature.

Sep 19, 2021 07:15 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

How amazing, I had no idea and then to boot I probably had no idea how many things she invented.... I recall my father and I talking how there are some amazing people, we look at the same issue and do not come up with a solution... and definitely a money making solution:))Endre

Sep 19, 2021 09:24 PM
faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

What a  wonderful innovator and a brilliant mind!

Sep 20, 2021 05:36 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I love how some people just seem to have a nack for improving others lives James Dray . I wish I would have applied for a patient on several of my own creations.

Sep 20, 2021 07:00 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

She is so creative. That's an amazing number of inventions. 

Sep 20, 2021 12:43 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

What an amazing and innovative individual Joy Mangno is. I wonder what she will come up with next.

Nov 28, 2021 09:54 AM