No writer is as emblematic of the American twentieth century as Susan Sontag. Mythologized and misunderstood, lauded and loathed, a girl from the suburbs who became a proud symbol of cosmopolitanism, Sontag left a legacy of writing on art and politics…
Sara Blakely, a female entrepreneur without parallel, is the founder of Spanx, the slimming undergarments for women, which made her the youngest female self-made billionaire in the world.
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.
Lisa Caputo is Executive Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Travelers. She oversees the company’s marketing, research and corporate communications functions. She joined Travelers from Citigroup, where she was most recently Executive Vice President, Global Marketing and Corporate Affairs.
Speaker Caroline Casey brings a unique blend of leadership and vision to the business and political world in relation to promoting the abilities of those with disabilities on a national and international level. She has received several high profile awards in recognition of her work worldwide. She became the first Irish person to be appointed a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum in 2006.
Lauren Bush started her work as an Honorary Spokesperson for the World Food Programme (WFP) in 2004, when she helped to launch their Universities Fighting Hunger initiative. Over the past four years Lauren has traveled to many countries with WFP and UNICEF to learn about the realities of poverty and hunger firsthand.
Lori Greiner started with one idea and turned it into a multi-million dollar international brand. She is now regarded as one of the most prolific inventors of retail products, having created over 400 products, and holds 120 U.S. and international patents. She is a star shark on the hit entrepreneurial business show, Shark Tank on ABC, where she invests in companies and helps turn dreams into a reality.
As Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions of The Trump Organization, Ms. Trump is charged with the domestic and global expansion of the company’s real estate interests. Ms. Trump directs all areas of the company’s real estate and hotel management platforms. She is involved in all decisions—large and small—from the acquisition phase to determining the interior selections for residences and hotel suites.