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Great Women of Business

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The wage gap. The motherhood penalty. The glass ceiling. The stories of business savvy women who battled sexism all the way to the executive suite are both thought provoking and inspiring. From Coco Chanel to Mrs. Fields, Julia Child to Martha Stewar...Show More
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Coco Chanel - "The Art of Branding"

59:03 | Jun 4th, 2018

Coco Chanel understood women’s fashion, perfume, and jewelry. But what she understood the most was that consumers don’t just buy fashion, they buy brands. And Coco Chanel was one of the first to understand branding as we know it today. After this...Show More
Julia Child - “Investing in Oneself”

1:18:59 | Jun 5th, 2018

Julia Child was a world famous chef, culinary educator, and entrepreneur. After meeting her husband Paul in the Office of Strategic Services, she followed him to France in 1948 where he was stationed. Little did she know this move would be life-chang...Show More
Estée Lauder - “Dedication”

1:01:59 | Aug 14th, 2018

As a teenager, Estée Lauder gained valuable business experience working in her father's hardware store and learned important business principles of dedication, determination, and discipline. Inspired by her uncle, a chemist who created beauty product...Show More
Indra Nooyi - “Taking Risks”

1:04:06 | Aug 7th, 2018

She’s one of the most powerful women in modern business. Current Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi’s design thinking, calculated risks, and clever strategy brought PepsiCo into the 21st century. We examine how Indra balan...Show More
Lydia Pinkham - “Networking”

1:03:14 | Jul 31st, 2018

In a time when women were desperate for safe and effective treatments for women’s health issues, Lydia Pinkham's Vegetable Compounds became one of the best-known medicines of the 19th century. She began by giving away the compound for free to create ...Show More
Lillian Vernon - “Bootstrapping”

1:00:11 | Jul 24th, 2018

Lillian Vernon had no formal business training but that didn’t stop her from starting her own business selling mail-order handbags out of her kitchen. An ad placed in Seventeen magazine for personalized purses and belts would lead to a multi-million ...Show More
Debbi Fields - “Customer Experience”

1:08:48 | Jul 17th, 2018

Debbi Fields showed that anyone can make a dream business reality. As a young mother with no business experience, she was able to open her first cookie store in Palo Alto, CA in the late 1970s. She often gave cookies away, telling customers they were...Show More
Brownie Wise - “The Art Of Selling”

1:05:46 | Jul 9th, 2018

Brownie Wise didn't just sell Tupperware, she revolutionized sales strategies and created lasting opportunities for working mothers. However, her volatile relationship with Earl Tupper cost her job, her contacts, and for years, her credit for making ...Show More
Susan Wojcicki - “Unlocking Value”

1:07:40 | Jul 3rd, 2018

Susan Wojcicki discovered that great opportunities aren't always easy to recognize. But Wojcicki had a knack for not only recognizing great opportunities but seizing them and executing upon them with immediacy. Her first big opportunity came when she...Show More
Madam C. J. Walker - “Necessity”

1:01:56 | Jun 26th, 2018

After developing a scalp disorder that caused her to lose much of her hair, CJ Walker identified a market opportunity. So she developed her own homemade hair care products and marketed them to the black community. This would become an important busin...Show More
Ruth Handler - “Disruption”

1:10:24 | Jun 19th, 2018

Originally a plastics company, Mattel changed their focus to toys when co-founder Ruth Handler sensed a growing need for toys after the post-war baby-boom. Years later, she would disrupt the toy market by launching a doll for kids in the form of an a...Show More
Martha Stewart - “Commitment to Quality”

1:02:13 | Jun 12th, 2018

Martha Stewart started with a modest catering company and parlayed it into a branded empire that focused on quality. This simple business principle set Stewart on her way to becoming the first self-made female billionaire. However, her most impressiv...Show More
Welcome to Great Women of Business!

01:19 | May 19th, 2018

Mrs. Fields. Estee Lauder. Chanel. You know the businesses, but do you know the women behind them? Every Tuesday, Great Women of Business spotlights inspiring careers, savvy decisions, and catastrophic failures. Each episode tells a different woman's...Show More