FORTUNE -- Petra Nemcova's success is a little different from yours and mine—she's a supermodel who appeared on the cover of the 2003 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, among other well-known magazines. In 2004, Nemcova's life changed when the Indian Ocean tsunami struck Thailand, where she and her fiance were on vacation. He got swept away—his body was found months later—while the Czech-born supermodel clung to the top of a palm tree for eight hours and somehow lived to tell her story.
And so she did last week at Fortune's Most Powerful Women dinner in New York City, when she sat on stage with me to talk about Happy Hearts Fund, a charity born out of tragedy. A decade after the tsunami, Nemcova, now 34, has raised $16 million with the support of Estee Lauder's (EL) Clinique brand, jeweler Chopard, Microsoft (MSFT), SAP (SAP) and United Airlines (UAL) to help children in areas impacted by natural disasters. Here she talks about building 85 disaster-proof schools in seven countries, and that is just the beginning of her mission...
Former P&G marketing chief Jim Stengel says that the best companies tell two types of stories to build strong and enduring brands.
This is Part 5 of a series for Fortune.com by Jim Stengel, former global CMO of Procter & Gamble and author of Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World's Greatest Companies. In today's Guest Post and his final Guest Post next Friday, Jim digs into the best practices MOREPatricia Sellers - Apr 18, 2014 8:00 AM ET
Ambassador Samantha Power joined Fortune's Most Powerful Women community in New York for a discussion on Ukraine, human rights and raising two children while working with President Obama.
FORTUNE -- It is a busy time for Samantha Power -- to say the least. As the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and a member of President Obama's Cabinet, Power is currently fighting the escalating conflict in Ukraine, dealing with a report from the United Nations of the routine MORECaroline Fairchild - Apr 16, 2014 10:28 PM ET
One of Coca-Cola's top marketing executives found unexpected lessons about work and life from her Zimbabwean mentee.
FORTUNE - Wendy Clark, SVP of Coca-Cola's Global Sparkling Brand Center, is a participant in this year's Fortune-U.S. State Department Global Women's Mentoring program, which brings rising-star women from developing countries to the U.S. each year to shadow participants of the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit. Since the program launched in 2006, more than 250 MOREPatricia Sellers - Apr 16, 2014 8:00 AM ET
At cable TV giant Discovery Communications, believing in a Brand Ideal -- and betting big money on it -- has helped quadruple the stock.
This is Part 4 of a series for Fortune.com by Jim Stengel, former global CMO of Procter & Gamble and author of Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World's Greatest Companies. In today's Guest Post and in two more over the next two Fridays, Jim digs into the best MOREPatricia Sellers - Apr 11, 2014 8:00 AM ET
Is DreamWorks movie boss Stacey Snider headed to 20th Century Fox? If Rupert Murdoch has his way, she will be.
FORTUNE -- Rupert Murdoch, in an exclusive interview released today in the new issue of Fortune, confirms the rumor churning through Hollywood: He is trying to lure Stacey Snider, the co-chairman and CEO of DreamWorks Studios, to 20th Century Fox.
"I'm a great admirer of her. And I've had long talks with MOREPatricia Sellers - Apr 10, 2014 3:25 PM ET
In his first wide-ranging interview in five years, Rupert Murdoch talks about remaking his business, luring back his son Lachlan, divorcing Wendi Deng, and moving beyond a very trying past few years.
FORTUNE -- "I had a very bad month in January and February. I had a fall in San Francisco. I fell on my head," says Rupert Murdoch in an exclusive interview with Fortune Magazine that covers the gamut of the media titan's MOREPatricia Sellers - Apr 10, 2014 7:33 AM ET
Motorola Solutions, which played a historic role on D-Day and in the first moonwalk, found new growth by rebuilding around clear ideals that everyone can relate to and be proud of.
This is Part 3 of a series for Fortune.com by Jim Stengel, former global CMO of Procter & Gamble and author of Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World's Greatest Companies. In today's Guest Post and in four more MOREPatricia Sellers - Apr 4, 2014 8:00 AM ET
Masters of the venture capital universe tend to be male and biased toward funding guys with decent business plans and big dreams. How can women entrepreneurs compete?
Guest Post by Mary Civiello
FORTUNE -- If you're a woman entrepreneur looking to raise money, chances are high that you're pitching to men. Fewer than 10% of venture capitalists in the U.S. are female, and gender biases prevail. Academic and anecdotal evidence indicates:
- VCs MOREPatricia Sellers - Apr 2, 2014 8:30 AM ET
The fast-growing, eco-friendly company is building an innovative manufacturing plant on Chicago's ripe-for-renewal South Side.
This is Part 2 of a series for Fortune.com by Jim Stengel, former global CMO of Procter & Gamble and author of Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World's Greatest Companies. In today's Guest Post and in four more over the next four Fridays, Jim digs into the best practices of the best ideal-based companies MOREPatricia Sellers - Mar 28, 2014 8:05 AM ET
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