Women in Business: Executives, Entrepreneurs
- Elizabeth Arden
- Eliza Pinckney
- Lydia Pinkham
- Madam C.J. Walker
- Oprah Winfrey (7)
- Women Inventors
- Maggie Lena Walker (3)
Famous Fashion and Beauty Business Executives
Women have been able to succeed in the fashion and beauty business, even when other businesses were largely closed to women. Which of these women do you know?
Women in Business
Despite discrimination, in spite of glass ceilings, some women have achieved success in the world of business.
A biography of Elizabeth Arden, cosmetics business executive, who pioneered many advertising and marketing techniques.
Coco Chanel's designs helped define the 1920s and the 1950s. A short biography of Chanel plus links to many Net resources for even more information and photographs.
Mary Parker Follett
Read about Mary Parker Follett, a pioneer theorist on management theory. Her work shows the direction of much of 20th century management thinking.
Mary Parker Follett Quotes
Quotes by Mary Parker Follett - part of an extensive collection of quotations by notable women.
Helena Rubinstein founded and ran a worldwide cosmetics empire.
Biography of A'Lelia Walker, daughter of Madam C. J. Walker, and figure of the Harlem Renaissance.
Madam C. J. Walker
Madam C. J. Walker biography - profile of Madam C. J. Walker, African American inventor and business executive whose hair care products were directed at black women.
Maggie Lena Walker
Profile of Maggie Lena Walker, first woman bank president,and African American business woman of Richmond, Virginia.
The Radio Hall of Fame honors radio show "Ma Perkins" starring Virginia Payne, a dramatic show that ran from 1933 to 1960, depicting a mother and business owner in a small town.
Mary Katherine Goddard
Mary Katherine Goddard received the commission to print the American Delcaration of Independence by the Continental Congress because of her reputation running a printing shop. This video clip explains how her business success was limited by women's legal position in colonial America.
Women, Finance and Investment
A brief article and links to original source materials in the collection of the library at the Harvard Business School.
Women, Money, and Power
Find a series of video presentations from a Radcliffe conference on 250 years of women in American business, including thoughts on why it's taken so long to study the history of women in entrepreneurship.