Women Entrepreneurs Only: 12 Women Entrepreneurs Tell the Stories of Their Success
"I have looked upon every job as an opportunity. I've always looked upon work as a privilege and that's why I'm still at it.... There is nothing else I want to do," says 88-year-old business maven Ebby Halliday. Women Entrepreneurs Only profiles Halliday and 11 other highly successful entrepreneurs--women who demonstrate how their inspiration and dedication continue to serve them and their businesses.
These women, all winners of Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award, tell their stories--from inception to investment to market. Along the way, each experienced setbacks, doubts, support, and, ultimately, the belief that she possessed an idea that could positively influence others. Included in this round-up are Doris Christopher of the Pampered Chef; Sheryl Leach, creator of Barney the Dinosaur; and Joy Mangano, inventor of the Miracle Mop. The entrepreneurs discuss their greatest challenges, the lessons they learned along the way, and what they wished they had known earlier, all the while offering advice to fledgling entrepreneurs. It's a powerful combination of real-life inspiration and lessons that could benefit anyone--man or woman--who wants to know success in business. --Kathleen Doll