Former Coke exec Laurie Ann Goldman was the powerful brand builder behind SPANX founder Sara Blakely's billion-dollar success.
FORTUNE -- SPANX announced yesterday that the CEO Laurie Ann Goldman would be leaving the Atlanta-based company. Despite the surprising management change, Goldman's success with the brand is undeniable.
While on maternity leave in 2001, Coca-Cola (KO) licensing exec Laurie Ann Goldman perused Saks Fifth Avenue in Atlanta in hopes of MOREColleen Leahey, Reporter - Feb 11, 2014 12:27 PM ET
Maye Musk, mother of Elon, shares stories about raising the visionary entrepreneur, all while building businesses of her own.
FORTUNE -- You may recognize Maye Musk from her 2011 New York Magazine cover, a provocative photograph of the 63-year-old model, nude and photoshopped to make her appear nine months pregnant a la Demi Moore's Vanity Fair cover. (The cover line, "Is She Just Too Old For This?" teased a story about MOREColleen Leahey, Reporter - Nov 22, 2013 8:00 AM ET
The Silicon Valley entrepreneur and Starbucks (SBUX) board member shares the leadership lessons she learned at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit.
By Clara Shih, founder and CEO of Hearsay Social
This October, I attended the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington, D.C., and spoke on a panel with three other women under age 40: Warren Buffett's financial assistant Tracy Britt Cool, Cinnabon President Kat Cole, and SunRun founder and CEO MOREColleen Leahey, Reporter - Nov 7, 2013 12:42 PM ET
Click on the image above -- or HERE -- to download the application. Remember to visit the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit website to learn more about the event. Check out the 2012 MPWE winners HERE.Colleen Leahey, Reporter - Jun 5, 2013 10:13 AM ET
FORTUNE -- Beatrice Mwasi was looking for a spark. The founder of Sanabora Design House had founded a leather workshop in Kenya a decade ago and transformed it into a broad accessories and home goods business with more than 3,000 affiliate producers throughout Kenya. But her company's growth had slowed, and Mwasi felt frustrated.
That's just when the U.S. Embassy in Kenya reached out to Mwasi to apply for the 2013 MOREColleen Leahey, Reporter - May 23, 2013 12:10 PM ET
New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn joined Fortune's Most Powerful Women community in New York for a candid discussion over dinner.
FORTUNE -- Christine Quinn has been called brash, controlling, volatile, hotheaded, aggressive, and more. Is New York City's candidate for mayor comfortable with those descriptions? "Pretty much," she shrugged. "I'm tough, and New Yorkers deserve that."
At Monday night's Fortune Most Powerful Women dinner in Manhattan's Time Warner Center, New York City Council Speaker MOREColleen Leahey, Reporter - May 14, 2013 7:07 AM ET
The longest-serving woman in U.S. Congress has a solution to keep Washington from gridlock. Hint: It involves more women.
FORTUNE -- If 76-year old Barbara Mikulski could time travel and chat with her 20-year old self, her advice would be simple: It doesn't matter that you're not 5'4". These sorts of quips—Mikulski's stature falls just short of five-feet—are key ingredients to the Maryland Senator's tell-it-like-it-is reputation. They popped up throughout MOREColleen Leahey, Reporter - Apr 25, 2013 9:12 AM ET
FORTUNE -- As we noted yesterday, Yahoo's new chief Marissa Mayer is the youngest CEO in the Fortune 500. Mayer's appointment means that the Fortune 500 now has 20 female CEOs, a new record. Here's the list:
10. Meg Whitman - Hewlett-Packard (HPQ)
19. Ginni Rometty - IBM (IBM)
28. Patricia Woertz - Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
41. Indra Nooyi - PepsiCo (PEP)
45. Angela Braly - WellPoint (WLP)
50. Irene Rosenfeld - Kraft Foods (KFT)
72. MOREColleen Leahey, Reporter - Jul 18, 2012 9:30 AM ET
New Yahoo (YHOO) chief executive Marissa Mayer is the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company. At 37, she displaces her former boss, 39-year-old Google (GOOG) CEO Larry Page.
Mayer is also the youngest woman ever to make the Fortune Most Powerful Women list. In 2008, at 33, she locked down the No. 50 spot -- and rose to No. 38 on the 2011 MPW list.
Though Mayer has famously described herself (again MOREColleen Leahey, Reporter - Jul 17, 2012 3:14 PM ET
A year ago, I began my first day at Fortune magazine. A bundle of ambition with no direction, I wondered if I would sink or swim. During my first morning meeting, I was sandwiched between two writers discussing derivatives over coffee. I seriously questioned my own intelligence.
Within two weeks, my sea legs finally took. The Fortune Most Powerful Women brand -- and the editors behind it -- pushed me to MOREColleen Leahey, Reporter - Jul 3, 2012 10:22 AM ET
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