A Woman in Business
As you may know, my company’s motto is “Putting Women in Business”. And here’s an amazing woman who has been in the news lately. She has been really inspirational to me over the last ten+ years. Kathy Ireland has become a global brand through her hard work and providing solutions to busy moms everywhere. In the latest Forbes magazine, it notes that she outsells Martha Stewart’s empire by more than double – to the tune of $2 billion worldwide.
I remember the first time I saw her in an interview and heard her talk on TV. Kathy was just on the latest Sports Illustrated cover and she had a cast on her leg. This was in the late 80s I think. She had an extremely high pitched, squeaky voice at the time. The male anchor could not stifle his snicker and laughter after her segment ended. I don’t remember what he said, but it was something akin to “She sure is pretty, but with a voice like that …” *ugh*
But as you will read, she’s been smart and she’s been successful despite the naysayers. No one took her seriously because of her looks, her modeling career, and her voice. I was flabbergasted when Kathy’s company surpassed $1B, but she’s through the stratosphere now. You know who else is following Kathy’s mold? Jessica Simpson.
And they both started small and they both got rejected and not taken seriously. But they kept at it. That’s tenacity for you.
I hope you will get inspired by them too!
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