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 products and fragrances, Lauder realized her true calling was in beauty products. Not only did she make the world a more beautiful place, she also left behind a billion-dollar legacy. Sponsors! Target/Slate Studios - Subscribe now to Coffee and Crayons podcast. Leesa - Get $160 off a Leesa mattress at Leesa.com/WOMEN. Western Governors University - Get your $65 application fee waived at wgu.edu/GreatWomen. Ritual - Go to Ritual.com/WOMEN to sign up and learn more. LinkedIn - Go to LinkedIn.com/WOMEN and get $50 off your first job post.
Indra Nooyi - “Taking Risks”
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 balances motherhood and a high-powered career, and how passion, humility, and hard work helped her bubble to the top. Sponsors! Coffee and Crayons - Subscribe now to Coffee and Crayons on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. Western Governors University - Get your $65 application fee waived at wgu.edu/greatwomen HelloFresh - For a total of $60 off, that’s $20 off your first 3 boxes, visit HelloFresh.com/WOMEN60 and enter code WOMEN60 Gusto - Sign up today and you’ll get 3 months free once you run your first payroll, just go to Gusto.com/WOMEN.
Lydia Pinkham - “Networking”
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 a strong referral network, which fueled the rapid growth of her business. Sponsors! Leesa - Get $160 off a Leesa mattress at Leesa.com/WOMEN LinkedIn - Go to LinkedIn.com/WOMEN to get $50 off your first job post. Care/of - Go to TakeCareOf.com and enter WOMEN for 25% off your first month of personalized Care/of vitamins. Secret - Not sweating is great, so you should buy Secret Clinical Strength Antiperspirant. Pretty Litter - Go to Prettylitter.com and use code WOMEN to get 20% off your first order.
Lillian Vernon - “Bootstrapping”
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 dollar operation. Vernon would later become the first female-founded company on the American Stock Exchange. Sponsors! Halo Top - Halo Top is available nationwide. Find your pint at HaloTop.com. Follow them on social media @halotopcreamery. Ritual - Go to Ritual.com/WOMEN to sign up and learn more about Ritual vitamins. The Great Courses Plus - Get a full month of unlimited access to The Great Courses Plus for FREE at TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/Women.
Debbi Fields - “Customer Experience”
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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, every Tuesday we present the triumphs of individuals ahead of their time. Through their stories, we examine their most innovative business principles and how those shaped their work and lives. Great Women of Business is part of the Parcast Network.
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