Great Women of Business

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 Stewart, in this special 12 episode series we present th Show more

Estée Lauder - “Dedication”
1h 1min
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 ...
Indra Nooyi - “Taking Risks”
1h 4min
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 ...
Lydia Pinkham - “Networking”
1h 3min
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 beg ...
Lillian Vernon - “Bootstrapping”
1h 0min
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 personaliz ...
Debbi Fields - “Customer Experience”
1h 8min
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 of ...
Brownie Wise - “The Art Of Selling”
1h 5min
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, h ...
Susan Wojcicki - “Unlocking Value”
1h 7min
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 ...
Madam C. J. Walker - “Necessity”
1h 1min
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 bla ...
Ruth Handler - “Disruption”
1h 10min
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 marke ...
Martha Stewart - “Commitment to Quality”
1h 2min
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-ma ...
Julia Child - “Investing in Oneself”
1h 18min
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. ...
Coco Chanel - "The Art of Branding"
59min 3sec
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 under ...
Welcome to Great Women of Business!
1min 20sec
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 catastrophi ...