Alexis Maybank is a savvy businesswoman and entrepreneur that has had a hand in building some of the largest online shopping experiences in the world today. She is lauded for her position as the co-founder and Chief Strategic Officer of the Gilt Groupe. Gilt’s exciting online shopping space was the first to feature flash sales of today’s top designs for men, women, children while also featuring a home goods and travel section.
After working at almost 20 odd jobs, that included waitressing, she decided to start her own business. So she took a $1000 loan from her wealthy boyfriend at that time and used that to co-create a business in real estate which she called ‘The Corcoran Group’. By mid 1970s Barbara Corcoran started publishing ‘The Corcoran Report’ that featured real estate data developments. Later on her boyfriend ran away with her secretary but left Corcoran with a thriving business and no regrets. Corcoran had laudable entrepreneurial skills as she managed to turn a $1000 into billions. In 2001, the real estate mogul sold her real estate company to NRT LLC for seventy million dollars.