WSJ Secrets of Wealthy Women

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Principal CFO Deanna Strable: A Financial Force

29:23 | Jan 22nd

Principal Financial Group's chief financial officer Deanna Strable tells the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher the story of how she made it to the C-Suite -- and how often being the only woman in the room forced her to map out her own unique path...Show More

Carrie Sheffield: Making Bold Moves

22:38 | Mar 19th

Journalist and political analyst Carrie Sheffield founder of the media startup Bold, inspiring millennials to find their voices amid a new digital landscape. She tells the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher why uncertainty is the condition where w...Show More

Susan Packard: Life Lessons From a Media Mogul

22:40 | Mar 12th

Susan Packard is an entrepreneur, author and businesswoman. As the cofounder of HGTV, she's a seasoned television executive who's also helped innovate programs for HBO and CNBC. She tells the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher how women can creat...Show More

'Badass' Jen Sincero: Schooling Yourself to Success

21:40 | Mar 5th

Before Jen Sincero became a success coach and best-selling author of the "You Are a Badass" book series, she struggled to make ends meet as a freelance writer. She tells the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher why awareness is the key to transforma...Show More

Dr. Laura Forese: Changing the Future of Women's Healthcare

24:33 | Feb 26th

As chief operating officer of NewYork-Presbyterian Dr. Laura Forese is one of the most powerful women in healthcare. She tells the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher why the most important path to success is health, and how women leaders can chang...Show More

Ayesha Curry: A 'Homemade' Success Story

25:38 | Feb 19th

Bestselling author and entrepreneur Ayesha Curry tells the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher about her lifestyle brand Homemade, what it takes to sustain a website and product line, and what future business women can learn by following her lead.

'Gotham Gal' Joanne Wilson: Angel Investing in Female Founders

22:32 | Feb 12th

'Gotham Gal' Joanne Wilson is a long time angel investor with a special focus on women entrepreneurs. She tells the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher why her life's passion is leading female founders to success.

African American Women & Wealth: Triumphing Over Adversity

32:45 | Feb 5th

In a special panel discussion on African American wealth in the U.S., Dr. Sheila Robinson, Jennefer Witter, Stacey Tisdale, and Tiffany R. Warren join the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher to discuss how racial, gender and social biases continue ...Show More

Rachel Lloyd: Survivor Turned Leader

21:50 | Jan 29th

Rachel Lloyd has made it her mission to lead women into a safe and successful future. A survivor of human sex trafficking, she founded GEMS or Girls Educational and Mentoring. Lloyd tells host Veronica Dagher how she's working to change sex exploitat...Show More

Claudia Romo Edelman: Championing a Global Cause

27:35 | Jan 15th

Claudia Romo Edelman is a Mexican-Swiss diplomat and special adviser at the United Nations. A tireless advocate for equality and diversity, she tells the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher why she thinks women have the power to change the world.

Sheila Johnson: A Billion Dollar Businesswoman

28:52 | Jan 8th

Sheila Johnson is the co-founder of BET and CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts. As the first African-American woman to achieve a billion dollar net worth, she looks back at the unique challenges she faced trying to succeed in a business dominated b...Show More

Top Money Tips For 2019 From Five Financial Experts

26:26 | Jan 1st

As some of the top experts in the field of finance, Jean Chatzky, Sharon Epperson, Bobbi Rebell, Farnoosh Torabi, and Deirdre Bolton have all found success by being savvy about money. They join the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher with key fina...Show More

Barbara Bradley Baekgaard: Designer Bag Domination

26:20 | Dec 18th, 2018

She created the iconic Vera Bradley luggage and handbag company. Barbara Bradley Baekgaard talks about building her empire from scratch and designing a brand that matches her unique style.

Rana El-Kaliouby: Making Breakthroughs in Culture, Tech

24:52 | Dec 11th, 2018

Rana El-Kaliouby is CEO of Affectiva. As a computer scientist, she reveals how her constant drive to break new ground in technology has made her one of the leading minds in artificial intelligence.

Maria Sharapova: How She's Won Off the Court

26:00 | Dec 4th, 2018

Maria Sharapova is a world-renowned tennis star and Sugarpova founder who has built an empire of high-profile brand endorsements. She says, no matter the challenge, resilience has been the key to her success.

Marlo Thomas: Gaining More By Giving Back

25:52 | Nov 27th, 2018

Marlo Thomas is a tireless philanthropist. She's known for her work with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which cares for children with terminal cancer. She talks about her transformation from actress to activist, and why she feels the most suc...Show More

From Cupcakes to the Olympics: Inspiring Women

24:46 | Nov 20th, 2018

Special encore: An Olympian. A financial guru. A cupcake entrepreneur. Veronica Dagher looks back at some of the most inspiring conversations urging women to take control of their finances, careers, and ambitions.

Celebrity Lawyer Laura Wasser: Moving Beyond Divorce

28:37 | Nov 13th, 2018

Attorney Laura Wasser has handled some high-profile Hollywood divorces, working with clients like Britney Spears, Johnny Depp, Heidi Klum and Ashton Kutcher. Now she's reinvented herself as a tech entrepreneur. Her new mission? Make sure everyday peo...Show More

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz: How to Own Your Future

21:35 | Nov 6th, 2018

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz is president of the Charles Schwab Foundation and a leading advocate for money independence. She reveals how women can make their futures more secure through financial literacy.

Vicki Robin: Leading Millennials to Financial Independence

27:21 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Vicki Robin is the best-selling co-author of "Your Money or Your Life," which many younger Americans say has inspired them to join the Financial Independence Retire Early movement. She explains how living below your means now will lead to financial i...Show More

McKinsey and Lean In: New Details on Gender Gap

23:32 | Oct 30th, 2018

Just how are women faring in corporate America? Is there any progress to report? president Rachel Thomas and McKinsey's Lareina Yee join Veronica Dagher to discuss this year's "Women in the Workplace" study.

TV Pioneer Pat Mitchell: Using Media for Social Change

28:43 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Pat Mitchell is a media industry veteran and the first female president and CEO of PBS. She is also board co-chair of the Women's Media Center and gala co-chair of the Women's Media Awards. She talks about transforming a successful TV career into a ...Show More

Mary Higgins Clark: A Novel Way to Make Millions

15:20 | Oct 16th, 2018

How does a girl from the Bronx become a bestselling author who's penned more than 50 books? Mary Higgins Clark joins Veronica Dagher to reveal how she rose to become the "Queen of Suspense."

Jenny Fleiss: Designing Your Own Business

18:21 | Oct 9th, 2018

She's listed as one of Fortune's "Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs." Jenny Fleiss is co-founder of Rent the Runway, an online service for designer dress rentals. She shares what it takes for female entrepreneurs to turn their business ideas into rea...Show More

Olympian Bonnie St. John: Being Your Own Champion

27:47 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Despite having her right leg amputated at age five, Bonnie St. John became the first African-American ever to win medals at the Winter Olympics. She reveals how life-long adversity taught her the keys to success.

Suze Orman: Finding Your Financial Voice

35:53 | Sep 25th, 2018

Suze Orman has made a name for herself as an internationally-known personal finance expert. She explains why it remains her life's passion to help women take control of their money.

Janice Bryant Howroyd: Billion-Dollar Businesswoman

29:20 | Sep 18th, 2018

Janice Bryant Howroyd created The ActOne Group, one of the largest workforce solutions companies in the U.S. She details her road to becoming the first African American woman to own a billion-dollar business.

Sharon Salzberg: Success Through Meditation

27:02 | Sep 11th, 2018

Sharon Salzberg is known around the world as a teacher of meditation. She's also a best-selling author known for bringing mindfulness practices to the West. She explains how we can all find the true meaning of success.

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo: Traveling Straight to the Top

22:18 | Sep 4th, 2018

Encore edition: As president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo has redefined the career path for women in the travel industry. She discusses her success and the importance of encouraging young women to set a course for the top.

Melanie Whelan: The Secret to SoulCycle's Success

22:54 | Aug 28th, 2018

Encore edition: SoulCycle CEO Melanie Whelan reveals how her age helped conquer gender inequity and built a spinning empire. She also explains how her branding expertise and love for community are fueling the fitness phenomenon that's rolling across ...Show More

Melissa Ben-Ishay: Recipe for Entrepreneurial Success

17:37 | Aug 21st, 2018

Encore edition: Melissa Ben-Ishay is president and co-founder of Baked by Melissa, famous for its bite-sized cupcakes. She reveals how getting fired from a corporate job drove her to create a cupcake empire.

Minkoff, Brown: Turning Your Name Into an Empire

23:09 | Aug 14th, 2018

Encore edition: Two leading names in designer fashion, Rebecca Minkoff and Bobbi Brown, share how they built multi-million dollar empires by staying true to their signature style. They talk with host Veronica Dagher.

Fashion Legend Josie Natori: Designing Your Own Dream

18:25 | Aug 7th, 2018

Leaving behind a career on Wall Street, designer Josie Natori founded her own company and created a brand that has thrived for more than 40 years. She talks about her road to international success and how she became a self-made millionaire.

Former DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman: Changing Culture Key

29:21 | Jul 31st, 2018

Ellen Kullman has held key leadership roles at DuPont and General Motors. She recounts her rise to the top of the business ladder, and discusses how certain changes can help women find a level playing field.

Joanna Coles: Taking the Media by Storm

26:22 | Jul 24th, 2018

As chief content officer of Hearst Magazines, Joanna Coles faces career challenges regularly. She shares the secret to how she's gotten ahead in one of the toughest industries for women.

Kate White: The Secret to a Big, Bold Career

26:05 | Jul 19th, 2018

Best-selling author Kate White is the former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine. She says women should strive for success by making bold career moves and by betting big.

Nicole Miller: Finding Your Signature Style

23:10 | Jul 10th, 2018

Nicole Miller has been a leading name in fashion for more than two decades. She talks about her path to success, from her first boutique on Madison Avenue to becoming a style icon.

Angie Hicks: Finding Your Inner Entrepreneur

22:14 | Jul 3rd, 2018

Angie's List has been helping consumers find local services for over 20 years. Co-founder Angie Hicks discusses her path to becoming an entrepreneur, and how sometimes the simplest concepts can turn into multi-million dollar businesses.

Hillary Clinton, Sheila Johnson, Deirdre Quinn: An Education

22:03 | Jun 26th, 2018

In special coverage of the 8th Annual Elly Awards, host Veronica Dagher looks at how education plays a key role in any successful career. Plus, how the Women's Forum of New York helps women disrupted by extreme adversity achieve their goals.

Moira Forbes: How to Make a Name For Yourself

29:42 | Jun 19th, 2018

Moira Forbes hails from four generations of publishers. As executive vice president of Forbes Media, she discusses the challenges she faces today as a woman in a competitive environment.

Barbara Taylor Bradford: Writing Your Own Success Story

21:46 | Jun 12th, 2018

Her debut novel "A Woman of Substance" is one of the biggest bestselling books ever. Barbara Taylor Bradford explains how she forged her own path as a writer to become one of the most successful novelists of all time.

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo: Traveling Straight to the Top

22:14 | Jun 5th, 2018

As president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo has redefined the career path for women in the travel industry. She discusses her success and the importance of encouraging young women to set a course for the top.

Rosanna Scotto: Triumphing in TV News

28:10 | May 29th, 2018

Rosanna Scotto has been a leading female news anchor in New York City for almost three decades. She talks about her rise from an Italian-American family in Brooklyn to becoming one of the most successful news anchors in the Big Apple.

Linda Fairstein: From Legal Pioneer to Popular Novelist

23:52 | May 22nd, 2018

Before she became a best-selling author, Linda Fairstein served as a prosecutor in New York City. Her work would inspire the TV show "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." She explains what helped her transition from one challenging career to the next.

Bobbi Brown: Breaking the Beauty Mold

13:15 | May 15th, 2018

Bobbi Brown is a world-renowned makeup artist who grew her eponymous cosmetics line into a beauty empire. She reveals the key to constant reinvention and the inspiration for her newest brand, Beauty Evolution.

Melissa Ben-Ishay: Recipe for Entrepreneurial Success

17:42 | May 8th, 2018

Melissa Ben-Ishay is president and co-founder of Baked by Melissa, famous for its bite-sized cupcakes. She reveals how getting fired from a corporate job drove her to create a cupcake empire.

Gloria Steinem: Finding Strength at Any Age

15:46 | May 1st, 2018

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem offers advice on how to remain vital throughout retirement and beyond. Plus, Evercore's Jewelle Bickford shares how women can take further control of their financial futures.

Sandra Bernhard: How to Reinvent Yourself

22:52 | Apr 24th, 2018

From comedian and social activist to radio host and sitcom star, Sandra Bernhard has succeeded in industries notoriously difficult for women. She reveals the secret to career reinvention and how to change with the times.

Rebecca Minkoff: The Secret to Fearless Fashion

25:40 | Apr 17th, 2018

Her apparel, handbags and accessories have made her a fashion sensation. Designer Rebecca Minkoff reveals how she created a multi-million dollar business from the ground up, her commitment to female entrepreneurs, and what makes the millennial busine...Show More

Loreen Arbus: The Secret to Television Success

22:52 | Apr 10th, 2018

Loreen Arbus is the first American woman to head programming for a national TV network. The daughter of the former chairman of ABC, she discusses leading Showtime and Lifetime to success, and how she proved herself beyond her family name.

Jean Case: Turning Success into Social Empowerment

27:18 | Apr 3rd, 2018

Jean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation, helped turn AOL into a household name. She reveals how she transformed her success in the tech sector into new online platforms for social good.

Gail Federici: A Hair Mogul's Tips for Success

22:34 | Mar 28th, 2018

Gail Federici has developed some of the most innovative products in hair care, including Color Wow and John Frieda. She reveals her secret to staying one step ahead and managing multiple empires.

Melanie Whelan: The Secret to SoulCycle's Success

23:11 | Mar 20th, 2018

SoulCycle CEO Melanie Whelan reveals how her age helped conquer gender inequity and built a spinning empire. She also explains how her branding expertise and love for community are fueling the fitness phenomenon that's rolling across the nation.

Karen Finerman: Secret Rules for Business and Life

23:31 | Mar 13th, 2018

Metropolitan Capital CEO Karen Finerman is a best-selling author and a CNBC panelist. Finding vast success in the male-dominated hedge fund world, she reveals how she's managed hundreds of millions of dollars while raising two sets of twins.

Mitzi Perdue: The Secret to the Family Business

24:28 | Mar 6th, 2018

Mitzi Perdue comes from two family business dynasties - Sheraton Hotels and Perdue Farms. She reveals how she established her own identity and how family businesses can achieve success when they give back to their communities.

Joann Lublin: The Secret to #MeToo in the Workplace

18:18 | Jan 31st, 2018

Joann Lublin, the Wall Street Journal's management news editor, and author of the book "Earning It," talks about the challenges women executives continue to face in today's workplace. Plus, the #MeToo movement -- and when it becomes a Catch-22.

Ali Hutchinson: The Secret to Saving for the Future

19:58 | Jan 23rd, 2018

Brown Brothers Harriman's Ali Hutchinson and the Wall Street Journal's Anne Tergesen join Annmarie Fertoli to examine challenges women face when saving for the future. They also discuss how to become more financially savvy.

Amy Nauiokas: Secret to Picking Winning Investments

25:12 | Jan 9th, 2018

Venture capitalist Amy Nauiokas is co-founder of digital investment firm Anthemis. She reveals key management skills that helped her succeed in media, financial services and other areas.

Top Women Entrepreneurs: The Secret to Building a Business

36:20 | Jan 2nd, 2018

Skinnygirl founder Bethenny Frankel, Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran, and Birchbox's Katia Beauchamp have all created their own business empires. They share their secrets with the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher.

Top Wall Street Women: The Secret to Success in Finance

37:29 | Dec 26th, 2017

Ellevest's Sallie Krawcheck, Charles Schwab's Liz Ann Sonders and Morgan Stanley's Carla Harris have all blazed a trail to the top. They shared their secrets this year with the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher.

Dottie Herman: The Secret to Real Estate Risk-Taking

29:39 | Dec 19th, 2017

Dottie Herman is CEO of Douglas Elliman, one of America's leading residential real estate companies. She reveals her path from surviving childhood trauma to her success as "America's Richest Self-Made Woman in Real Estate."

Constance Schwartz: The Secret to Battling the Boys' Club

24:33 | Dec 12th, 2017

Constance Schwartz, co-founder of SMAC Entertainment with partner Michael Strahan, discusses how working her way up in the NFL created the "bring it on" attitude she needs to succeed at making deals in Hollywood.

Sukey Novogratz: How to Succeed After Sexual Assault

18:31 | Dec 5th, 2017

Billionaire philanthropist Sukey Novogratz discusses how embracing a life of mindfulness and meditation led her to overcome sexual assault, and to ultimately find the most success and fulfillment in giving back.

Katia Beauchamp: The Secret to the Beauty Business

28:02 | Nov 28th, 2017

Birchbox co-founder Katia Beauchamp created a monthly subscription box service of curated quality beauty products that changed the business of beauty-shopping. She shares how she continues to keep her drive to succeed, as well as her top career tips ...Show More

Lori Silverbush: The Secret to Feeding Your Passion

18:47 | Nov 21st, 2017

As we celebrate the abundance in our lives this holiday season, filmmaker Lori Silverbush and celebrity-chef husband Tom Colicchio advocate to help feed the less fortunate. They discuss how to find your charitable passion, and the successful woman's ...Show More

Liz Ann Sonders: The Secret to Mentors in a Man's World

26:28 | Nov 14th, 2017

Liz Ann Sonders, Charles Schwab's chief investment strategist, reveals the key relationships that helped her become one of the most influential people in finance. She also explains why male-dominated industries like Wall Street still have exceptional...Show More

Bethenny Frankel: The Secret to Building an Empire

22:47 | Nov 7th, 2017

Media personality and entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel discusses how she turned her reality TV stardom into a multi-million dollar "Skinnygirl" brand -- and why persistence and organization remain the driving force behind her growing empire.

Barbara Corcoran: The Secret to Swimming With the Sharks

26:46 | Oct 31st, 2017

Real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran turned a $1,000 loan into one of New York's largest real estate companies, "The Corcoran Group." She discusses the "gut" instincts that led to her success and how they remain the key to her role as investor on ABC's...Show More

Sallie Krawcheck: The Secret to Financial Feminism

25:48 | Oct 27th, 2017

Sallie Krawcheck, CEO of Ellevest, discusses the new wave of financial feminism, closing the gender money gap, and how her success as one of Wall Street's most powerful women led her to redefining investing for women.

Sheryl Sandberg: The Secret to Women in the Workplace

26:36 | Oct 20th, 2017

At a special Wall Street Journal event, Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg reveals the challenges women still face in the workplace. The founder of LeanIn.Org explains what companies can do next.

Melissa Francis: Child Star, TV Journalist, Working Mom

23:01 | Oct 13th, 2017

Former "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Francis discusses her path from child actress to Harvard graduate to television journalist. She offers insights on investing, making career decisions, and managing family life.

Carla Harris: The Secret to Taking on Wall Street

24:45 | Oct 6th, 2017

Carla Harris at Morgan Stanley is one of the most influential women on Wall Street. She discusses her path to power, key moments in her life, and her secrets for financial success.

Coming Soon: WSJ's Secrets of Wealthy Women

02:16 | Sep 29th, 2017

Women stand to control billions of dollars in the coming years as part of a 30-trillion dollar wealth transfer in America. A-List experts and successful leaders join the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher to reveal how women can empower themselves...Show More