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CNN's Poppy Harlow explores the journeys of business and global leaders. In-depth interviews with leadership advice from entrepreneurs, CEOs and innovators about what it takes to rise to the top.

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Lauren Bush Lauren: Social Entrepreneur
Lauren Bush Lauren, co-founder and CEO of FEED, saw the reality of childhood hunger firsthand while traveling with the World Food Programme and was inspired to design the FEED bag. To date, FEED has provided more than 107 million meals around the world through the sale of bags, accessories and home goods. She opens up about her journey as a social entrepreneur, building a brand and starting a movement, her role as CEO speaking out on social issues, and the impact her late grandparents President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush had on her. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Jul 22, 2019
Neil & Rachel Blumenthal: Warby Parker & Rockets of Awesome
Husband and wife founders Neil & Rachel Blumenthal talk about the the wild ride of being founders, raising money, and raising a family. They compare the vast differences in their fundraising experiences. Rachel is the founder of Rockets of Awesome, a kids clothing subscription service. Her husband Neil Blumenthal is co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Jul 04, 2019
Google CEO Sundar Pichai
*EXCLUSIVE* Google CEO Sundar Pichai weighs in on privacy, diversity, Artificial Intelligence, the spread of misinformation and hate speech on YouTube, gender and diversity issues at the company and employee walkouts, and he reacts to the expected US antitrust probe into his company. He opens up about how his upbringing in India with little access to technology impacts his work. CNN received rare access inside a Google data center in Pryor, Oklahoma where the big tech company is adding hundreds of jobs and investing across the Midwest. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Jun 16, 2019
Investor Glenn Hutchins on Race, Capitalism and Big Tech
Billionaire investor and philanthropist Glenn Hutchins explains why he's committed millions of dollars toward improving race relations in the United States through the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University. He also opens up about "reforming capitalism" so it works for more Americans, calls for regulation of big tech companies, and why he's making a bet on the future of cryptocurrency. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Jun 03, 2019
Sophia Bush & Nia Batts: Detroit Blows
Actress Sophia Bush is teaming up with entrepreneurs Nia Batts and Katy Cockrel to partner and invest in Detroit Blows, a blowdry salon that is contributing to Detroit's comeback. They open up about why they aim to build a more inclusive space for women with all hair types, the challenges they face raising money as female founders, and their philanthropic arm, Detroit Grows. This interview was recorded in front of a live audience at the Fashion Tech Forum in New York City. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
May 20, 2019
Melinda Gates: "The Moment of Lift"
*BONUS* Melinda Gates has dedicated her life's work to achieving equality for all women, and shares her experiences in her new book "The Moment of Lift." She opens up about the hurdles she faced as one of the first female MBA employees at Microsoft, how she established a more equal partnership with her husband Bill, and her struggles to reconcile her work on contraceptives for women around the world and her Catholic faith. Recorded in Dallas in front of a live audience on "The Moment of Lift" book tour. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
May 05, 2019
WW's Mindy Grossman: Transforming Weight Watchers
Mindy Grossman, President and CEO of WW, formerly known as Weight Watchers, is focusing is leading the turnaround of the weight loss company into a wellness brand. She opens up about her leadership journey, using big data to better understand consumers, and Oprah Winfrey's impact. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Apr 29, 2019
Kara Swisher: Holding Big Tech Accountable
Kara Swisher, co-founder and executive editor of Recode, has covered the tech industry since the 1990s. She opens up about her storied career holding Tech CEOs accountable, why she thinks Silicon Valley needs Chief Ethics Officers with power, and her call for Congress to start regulating tech giants. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Apr 15, 2019
Gwyneth Paltrow: CEO of Goop
In a one-on-one conversation at SXSW, Gwyneth Paltrow opens up about leading her lifestyle brand Goop, becoming CEO and the life-changing journey that took her from actress to the C-Suite. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Apr 01, 2019
Jamie Dimon on the State of America
*EXCLUSIVE* JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon sits down with CNN's Poppy Harlow to talk about the future of work, why his bank is investing hundreds of millions of dollars to train the employees of the future, and how he sees the U.S. economy right now. via Knit
Mar 19, 2019
Dollar Shave Club Founder: More than a Razor Company
Since its 2016 acquisition by Unilever, Dollar Shave Club has overhauled its business model from a subscription razor service to include a variety of male-care products like fragrance, toothpaste, hair gel, and body wash. Founder and CEO Michael Dubin opens up about taking on competitors in the industry and how his background in improv and marketing is key to the company's success. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Mar 04, 2019
Lyft Founder John Zimmer: On the Brink of IPO
As the race for ride-hailing services Lyft and Uber to go public, Lyft co-founder and President John Zimmer believes there is nothing for his company to admire about rival Uber. He admits eliminating car ownership is their biggest business goal, explains why expanding to China is a risky market, and share how the company is committed to improving safety for all its passengers and drivers. He also opens up about the personal struggles he has faced as a Silicon Valley leader. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Feb 18, 2019
SoulCycle CEO Melanie Whelan: Don't Call Us a Fad
SoulCycle CEO Melanie Whelan opens up about the brand's decision to not go public, monthly meetings with her "millennial mentor," and why SoulCycle looks at Disney and Starbucks to think outside the box. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Feb 04, 2019
Howard Schultz: "From the Ground Up" and a Potential Presidential Bid
*BONUS* Former Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz details his personal journey from growing up in public housing in Brooklyn to his decades long career at Starbucks and now his potential bid for the White House. He reveals why he is seriously considering running as an Independent in the 2020 presidential election, shares his vision for America, and offers a candid take on President Trump and the State of the Union. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Jan 30, 2019
Charity Water's Scott Harrison: From Nightclub Promoter to CEO
Scott Harrison went from nightclub promoter to founder of charity: water. His mission? To bring clean water to millions of people around the world. He describes himself as a "prodigal son" who left his conservative Christian home to climb New York City's social scene and opens up about his epiphany to turn his life around. He explains the nonprofit's promise to allocate 100% of public donations directly to fund clean water projects and how a lack of access to clean water contributes to gender disparity in developing nations. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Jan 21, 2019
Edible Arrangements Founder: From McDonalds Employee to Global CEO
Edible Arrangements founder Tariq Farid turned a single flower shop selling creative fruit baskets into a multimillion dollar global business with 1,200+ franchisees. An immigrant from Pakistan who moved to the United States when he was 13 years old, he responds to recent rhetoric around immigration and says diversity is key to America's strength. He shares the lessons learned from his first job working at McDonalds and calls for more recognition of small business owners by leaders in Washington. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Jan 07, 2019
Salesforce's Cindy Robbins: Being an Introverted Leader
Cindy Robbins, President and Chief People Officer at Salesforce, reports to CEO Marc Benioff and is tackling pay equality at the company. She has lead three internal audits of Salesforce's pay practices and notes there is still more work to do. Why she credits her Mexican-American heritage for instilling the work ethic and values that helped guide her to leadership, and how she has learned to overcome being an introverted leader. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Dec 24, 2018
Kendra Scott: Building a Billion-Dollar Brand
Kendra Scott -- jewelry designer, CEO, and philanthropist -- started her business with just $500, stringing beads together in a spare bedroom in her Texas home with a newborn son. Today she has grown it into a billion-dollar business with 90 stores and 2,000 employees. She opens up about her team of "super seven" who have been by her side since day one, how the Trump administration's tariffs are affecting her business, and if she still take the company public one day. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Dec 10, 2018
PwC Chairman Tim Ryan: Building an Inclusive America
Tim Ryan, U.S. Chairman and senior partner at PwC, launched companywide conversations about race following a series of police-involved shootings in the summer of 2016. How he defied critics who questioned what he knew about the challenges of diversity and why he started the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion council with more than 500 CEOs who have signed on to his diversity pledge. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Nov 26, 2018
Justin Trudeau: Prime Minister of Canada
*EXCLUSIVE* Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls himself a "feminist," explains why he mandated a gender-balanced cabinet when he took office, and admits diversity is "fundamental to governing well." He describes how he negotiates with President Trump, and issues a staunch defense of the free press. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Nov 12, 2018
Jennifer Garner's Next Mission
Actress Jennifer Garner is teaming up John Foraker, former CEO of Annie's Organic, to build a new organic baby food company -- Once Upon a Farm. They are on a mission to provide more access to fresh and nutritious baby foods and they are committed to sending a message when it comes to company culture and family leave. This is new venture is personal for Garner who grew up surrounded by generational poverty in West Virginia, and is an Ambassador for Save the Children where she's working to tackle rural poverty across the country. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Oct 29, 2018
Dr. Priscilla Chan's Ambitious Plan to Change the World
*EXCLUSIVE* Dr. Priscilla Chan co-founded the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative with her husband Mark Zuckerberg. Their goal is to advance human potential and promote equal opportunity while curing, preventing or managing all diseases by the end of the century. She opens up about her organization's mission, how she has lived the American Dream as a child of immigrants from Vietnam and calls it a "miracle" that she is here today. She also explains why she wants to take luck out of the equation for all children. Produced by Julian Cummings and Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Oct 15, 2018
Land O'Lakes CEO Beth Ford: From the Cornfield to the C-suite
Beth Ford is the newly appointed President and CEO of Land O'Lakes, and the first woman to run the company. She also makes history as the first openly gay woman to run a Fortune 500 Company. She opens up about her rise to the top and what the Trump administration's tariffs mean for their farmers. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Oct 01, 2018
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson: A Modern Media Company
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson is transforming the telecommunications giant into a modern media company following the merger with Time Warner. He opens up about the challenges he faces with AT&T's debt load and government regulation regarding privacy issues, and defends the company's commitment to a free press. Note: AT&T owns WarnerMedia which owns CNN. This interview was recorded live at The Relevance Conference in Santa Barbara. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Sep 29, 2018
Peter Georgescu: From Political Refugee to CEO
Once a political refugee, Peter Georgescu came to the United States in the 1950s and went on to build a storied business career, which included being CEO and chairman of the global advertising firm Young & Rubicam. He has lived the American Dream and is now calling on corporate America to do more to help narrow the income gap. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Sep 24, 2018
The Skimm Co-Founders: News Junkies Turned CEOs
The Skimm co-founders and co-CEOs, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, have grown their company to more than 6 million newsletter subscribers today. They open up about the initial challenges they faced getting investors on board, why they feel a responsibility to educate their audience, and how they are using their platform to get more millennials to register to vote. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Sep 10, 2018
Warren Buffett on Apple, Trump and the Economy
*BONUS* Billionaire investor Warren Buffett opens up about how he thinks the economy is doing under the Trump administration, shares his thoughts on the future of the Democratic party, explains his decision to launch a health care company, and why he is optimistic about the future of Apple. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Sep 04, 2018
Brit + Co's Brit Morin: Women in Tech are Underestimated
It's been six years since Brit Morin launched Brit + Co, a digital media company with an audience and employee base that's largely female. She opens up about the challenges she faced raising money as a female entrepreneur, why she still feels "unconscious bias" exists for women in tech, and her decision to cover political issues on her platforms. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Aug 27, 2018
Citi's Jane Fraser: Breaking Down Barriers in Finance
Jane Fraser, CEO of Citigroup Latin America, is responsible for the bank's operations in 23 countries, including Mexico, and remains one of the few female executives for the region. She's one of the most powerful women in banking and is often cited as a contender for the top post of one of Wall Street's biggest banks. How she helped turnaround Citi's reputation following the 2008 financial crisis -- running CitiMortgages -- and how she has attained new leadership skills as a working mother. Produced by Haley Draznin. via Knit
Aug 13, 2018
Stitch Fix CEO: 35 Years Old and Running a $3 Billion Company
Stitch Fix Founder and CEO Katrina Lake is the youngest woman to take a company public. She launched her tech retail startup in 2011 and it has since grown into a multibillion dollar company. She opens up about the struggles she faced raising money, why she never expected to be a CEO, her commitment to ending sexism in Silicon Valley, and how being a mother changed her leadership style. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Jul 30, 2018
Jewel: From Homeless to Grammy Nominee
Legendary singer-songwriter Jewel became homeless when she was 16 years old and was later discovered singing at a coffee shop. She opens up about how she used mindfulness to help cope with her tough childhood and pitfalls in her music career. Today, she is on a mission to help other people learn healthy mental fitness habits through her "Never Broken" platform and is partnering with corporate America to increase wellness in the workplace. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Jul 16, 2018
Rent the Runway CEO: Building a Closet in the Cloud
Rent the Runway CEO Jenn Hyman recently equalized benefits for all company employees giving both salaried and hourly workers the same bereavement, parental leave, family sick leave, and sabbatical packages. She says she was perpetuating income inequality and it is the responsibility of business leaders to act like moral leaders.. She also opens up about her pledge to put H&M and Zara out of business and she shares her advice for female entrepreneurs today. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Jul 02, 2018
Ford Chairman: From Environmentalist to Auto Executive
Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford remembers being called an "environmental wacko" when he joined Ford in the 1970s. He has since worked to change the company's outlook on the environment and today he is focusing on the future of transportation. He opens up about why he's bullish on Detroit and Ford's role in reviving an iconic part of the city. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Jun 18, 2018
Mylan's Heather Bresch: Big Pharma's First Woman CEO
Mylan CEO Heather Bresch became the first woman to run a major pharmaceutical company in 2012. She opens about her experience being the only woman at the table, how the company's EpiPen controversy was a "defining moment" and made her a stronger leader, the state of health care in the country today and why she says Congress is not solution oriented despite being the daughter of West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Jun 04, 2018
Misty Copeland: Breaking Barriers in Ballet
Legendary ballerina Misty Copeland has made history becoming the first African-American principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre. She opens up about her journey from the basketball court to center stage, the ballet world's race problem today and her mission to help fix it, and why partnering with brands empowers her as a black woman. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
May 21, 2018
Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman: From Intern to CEO
Adena Friedman joined Nasdaq as as an intern in 1993 and has risen through the ranks to President and CEO. She opens up about Nasdaq's transformation from a stock exchange to a technology company, why she's optimistic about cryptocurrencies, her mission to recruit more women in finance, and attributes her success to her parents' influence. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
May 07, 2018
Accenture CEO Julie Sweet: Leading with Empathy
Julie Sweet, CEO of Accenture North America, is committed to achieving 50% gender parity at the firm by 2025. Why she says "diversity is critical" for companies today as they continue to be disrupted by innovation and how "empathy" has guided her journey from top corporate lawyer to CEO. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Apr 23, 2018
PG&E's Geisha Williams: First Fortune 500 Latina CEO
Geisha Williams, President and CEO of PG&E Corp., made history last year becoming the first Latina CEO of a Fortune 500 Company. Cuban-born, she immigrated to the United States with her parents in 1967 and opens up about how her family embodies the American Dream. She weighs in on the immigration debate today, and shares how the "power of mentorship" helped guide her to the C-Suite and her take on the future of the energy industry. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Apr 09, 2018
Arianna Huffington: Fixing a Burnout Culture
Arianna Huffington is one of the most influential women in media, but today she is focused on improving corporate wellness as the founder and CEO of Thrive Global. She opens up about her mother's influence on her career, how she is helping to rebuild Uber's culture as a board member, and her message to media outlets today in the fight against fake news. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Mar 26, 2018
Glossier's Emily Weiss: Disrupting Beauty
Glossier founder and CEO Emily Weiss is taking on the beauty industry, creating a personalized experience for customers online. She explains why her customers are the brand's influencers and co-creators. She shares her journey from Vogue assistant to CEO, the challenges she faces as a female-led startup, and how her father lived the American Dream. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Mar 12, 2018
Bank of America's Anne Finucane: The Hippie Turned Banker
Bank of America Vice Chairman Anne Finucane was tasked with repairing Bank of America's reputation following the 2008 financial crisis. She opens up about the challenging professional obstacles she has faced, her rise to the top as a woman in finance, and work/life balance as a mother of four. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Feb 26, 2018
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Supreme Court Associate Justice
In a rare interview, Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reflects on her place in history -- from her childhood in Brooklyn to her journey to the high court. She opens up about her decades long fight for women's equality, what she thinks about the #MeToo movement, and how she sees the court today amid the division in Washington D.C. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Feb 12, 2018
Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey: The Next 130 Years
Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey continues to expand the company's beverage portfolio beyond soda to include water and juices. He also weighs in on the Coke's role in the fight against obesity and diabetes, the brand's new recycling initiative and his relationship with Warren Buffett, the company's largest shareholder. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Feb 05, 2018
Mellody Hobson on Race: We Must Be "Color Brave"
Mellody Hobson is the President of Ariel Investments, a Chicago-based investment firm with $12.4 billion in assets under management. She is the first African-American woman to chair the Economic Club of Chicago and sits on the board of Starbucks and Estee Lauder. She is committed to promoting diversity and thinks we should all talk about race more openly. She credits her single mother for her strength and independence today, and explains how she is passing that down to her young daughter. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Jan 22, 2018
Bozoma Saint John: Uber's Chief Brand Officer
*BONUS* Bozoma Saint John joined Uber as Chief Brand Officer six months ago with a "personal mission" to build the company's culture and help turn it around after sexual harassment within Uber, numerous lawsuits and leadership shakeups. A former Apple and Pepsi executive, she shares how her strong Ghana roots inspire her work, and doesn't rule out a run for public office one day. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Jan 15, 2018
Kathryn Smith: NFL's First Full-Time Female Coach
Kathryn Smith became the first full-time female coach in the NFL last season for the Buffalo Bills. She didn't set out to be a "trailblazer," but hopes more women will follow in her path. Why she says coaches and players aren't focused on gender at all, how her father's support helped her achieve her dream, and the future of her coaching career. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Jan 08, 2018
Robin Hood CEO Wes Moore: A Champion for Fighting Poverty
Wes Moore, CEO of Robin Hood, a poverty-fighting nonprofit organization in New York City, says we need to create a "battle plan" to eradicate poverty. He sees both political parties in Washington failing the American people on this issue, and calls to revise policies. He says this is a personal mission for him and shares how his childhood inspired his work today, and why he is focused on creating opportunities for the less fortunate. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Dec 25, 2017
Facebook's Naomi Gleit: Reaching the Next Billion Users
*BONUS* Naomi Gleit, VP of Social Good at Facebook, is the third longest serving Facebook employee, and is tasked with the goal of helping the social giant reach its next billion users. She opens up about working with CEO Mark Zuckerberg, how she defied her parents who wanted her to become an investment banker, the challenges for women in Silicon Valley today and why Sheryl Sandberg is her hero. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Dec 11, 2017
Jessica Alba: Beyond the Silver Screen
Actress Jessica Alba co-founded The Honest Company in 2011 after an allergic reaction to baby detergent, and has since grown the company into a multimillion dollar business. She shares her inspiration behind the brand, her efforts to get more women involved in leadership roles at the company, and how her parents instilled hard work and fearlessness in her at an early age. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Dec 04, 2017
Christy Turlington Burns on a Mission for All Moms
Global health advocate and former supermodel Christy Turlington Burns founded the maternal health organization, Every Mother Counts, after a potentially life-threatening complication delivering her first child. She describes how her late father inspired her advocacy work and opens up about how she gained more confidence from education than modeling. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Nov 20, 2017
Marc Benioff's Equality Fight at Salesforce
*BONUS* Salesforce founder and CEO Marc Benioff says "we are at a precipice right now" on equality. He weighs in on the role tech companies should play in the wake of Russian meddling in the U.S. election, his one-on-one meeting with President Trump, and how Steve Jobs changed his life. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Nov 13, 2017
Diane von Furstenberg: My Third Act
Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg is known for her iconic wrap dress that catapulted her to success in the 1970s, but today she is embarking on what she calls her "third act," using her voice to empower women and girls around the world. She opens about her late mother - a Holocaust survivor, and shares her take on the DVF brand in a fashion industry defined by technology and millennial consumers. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Nov 06, 2017
Richard Branson: "Finding My Virginity"
Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson details his nearly 50-year career in his new book, "Finding My Virginity." He opens up about founding the Virgin Group, launching more than 300 businesses -- from Virgin Records to Virgin Airlines to Virgin Galactic -- and his relationship with his children and wife. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Oct 23, 2017
Gretchen Carlson on Sexual Harassment: "The Floodgates Have Opened"
*BONUS* Former Fox news anchor Gretchen Carlson never expected to become the face of sexual harassment, but is on a mission today to help women fight back. She warns that human resources departments aren't always there to advocate for employees, and explains why she is meeting with Congress to make forced arbitration clauses illegal. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Oct 18, 2017
Oath CEO Tim Armstrong: Building Brands
Tim Armstrong, CEO of Oath -- the newly merged AOL and Yahoo -- shares the importance of building trustworthy brands in today's media landscape, his take on the fake news problem, and why he's on a mission to have women represent 50% of the company's leadership by 2020. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Oct 16, 2017
Melinda Gates: Holding the World Accountable
*BONUS* Melinda Gates discusses the release of the Gates Foundation "Goalkeepers" report that tracks the progress of 18 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The report looks at progress made on issues including maternal health and child mortality as well as sanitation and financial services for the poor. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Oct 05, 2017
Melinda Gates: My Mission for Women and Girls
In a candid conversation at CNNMoney's American Opportunity Breakfast, Melinda Gates talks about why she's decided to dedicate her life to helping empower women - and the challenges she sees in the business world today. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Sep 25, 2017
Sam Adams Founder Jim Koch: Brewing the American Dream
Jim Koch, founder of Samuel Adams beer and chairman of Boston Beer Company, is a sixth generation brewer who left his fancy consulting job in the 1980s to fulfill his family's passion. He shares the lessons he learned along the way, and how he lived his father's American dream. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Sep 18, 2017
Robert De Niro: Rebuilding Barbuda and America Uniting
*BONUS* In an exclusive interview, Hollywood legend Robert De Niro shares why he is committed to helping rebuild the island of Barbuda after Hurricane Irma. He also weighs in on this moment in America - will we come together or become further divided? Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Sep 15, 2017
Bill Marriott: Building an American Dream
Hotel mogul J.W. "Bill" Marriott Jr. has led his family business for the last 40 years, after founding it with his father back in 1957. He shares the advice he has carried on with him from President Eisenhower, the future of the Marriott brand, and today's political climate from the perspective of a longtime Washington D.C. family. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Sep 04, 2017
Girls Who Code Founder Reshma Saujani: Taking on Tech's Gender Gap
Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, is helping to bridge the opportunity gap for young girls through coding. How failure inspired her to start the nonprofit, why she says girls use technology different than boys to solve big problems, and her work with lawmakers on bipartisan support for computer science education. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Aug 21, 2017
Kat Cole: From Hooters Waitress to COO and President
Kat Cole, the newly named Chief Operating Officer and President of North America for food giant Focus Brands, opens up about why she still digs in the trash, her ambition to be a CEO one day, and how being raised by a single mom on a $10/week food budget shaped her. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Aug 07, 2017
Ursula Burns: From Public Housing to CEO
Ursula Burns, former CEO of Xerox, sits down for a conversation about economic opportunity in the United States. She discusses her upbringing and education, things she learned from her mother, why she doesn't plan to run for public office and sexism in the workplace. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Jul 24, 2017
KIND Founder Daniel Lubetzky: Successes from Failure
KIND Founder and CEO Daniel Lubetzky shares his mission to "build bridges between people" through his "not-only-for-profit" business, how he took on the FDA, and the impact his father has had on him. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Jul 11, 2017
Tamara Mellon: The Woman Behind the Famous Shoes
Tamara Mellon is the co-founder of Jimmy Choo, and now her namesake brand. She opens up about her passionate fight for pay equality for women, and tells us why she is taking her new brand digital first. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Jun 26, 2017
Bobbi Brown: From Makeup Mogul to Start-Up
Bobbi Brown is known for her namesake cosmetics line, but she's stepping away from it after 25 years and becoming what she calls the entrepreneur of her life. She shares her passion for empowering young women, and how her parents underestimated her success early on. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Jun 12, 2017
Kirsten Green: Venture Capital's Prescient Woman
Venture Capitalist Kirsten Green is the founder of Forerunner Ventures, and has made big bets on brands like Warby Parker, Birchbox, Bonobos, Jet and Dollar Shave Club. She's a rare woman in a sector dominated by men, and shares her commitment to diversity in Silicon Valley and her candid take on sexism there. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
May 29, 2017
Rebecca Minkoff: The Millennial Designer
Fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff is integrating cutting edge technology both on and off the runway, and is committed to helping women entrepreneurs and young girls in the STEM field. She shares her take on balancing her career and family, and building her brand along with her brother, Uri Minkoff. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
May 15, 2017
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki on Opportunity & Equality
At CNNMoney's American Opportunity breakfast, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki talks about sexism in Silicon Valley, closing the opportunity gap, and the diversity problem in tech. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
May 08, 2017
SPANX Founder Sara Blakely: The Self-Made Billionaire
From selling fax machines door-to-door to founding SPANX, Sara Blakely talks about her path to remarkable success, how she started SPANX with $5,000 after cutting the feet off her pantyhose, and why she's now committed to giving half of her wealth to charity. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
May 01, 2017
Brad Keywell: The Ultimate Entrepreneur
Brad Keywell is the co-founder of Uptake Technologies, Lightbank, and Groupon, and has launched over a dozen companies. But don't call him a Silicon Valley darling -- he's committed to seeing Chicago rise as a tech hub. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Apr 20, 2017
Wells Fargo CEO: Tim Sloan
Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan addresses the fraudulent account scandal, calling it "completely unacceptable," explains his efforts to change the culture, and talks about his promise to the bank's biggest shareholder -- Warren Buffett. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Apr 19, 2017
Brian Gallagher: From Food Stamps to CEO
Brian Gallagher of United Way Worldwide, the largest non-profit in the world, relied on food stamps and welfare checks to get by as a young boy, but believed in the American Dream, rising to the ranks of President and CEO. He shares his take on income inequality and youth unemployment in the U.S., the proposed budget cuts that could affect non-profits, and his one-on-one with President Trump. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Apr 10, 2017
Morgan Stanley's Carla Harris: A Rarity on Wall Street
As Vice Chairman at Morgan Stanley, Carla Harris has defied the odds. She was the first African-American - man or woman - to join the bank's management committee, and has become a powerful voice for women in finance. She also opens up about being a new mother - and her work as an acclaimed gospel singer. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Apr 03, 2017
Ertharin Cousin: A Woman on a Mission
Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the UN World Food Program, travels around the globe with one mission -- to end hunger in our lifetime. The humanitarian shares the biggest lessons she's learned and how her upbringing on the West Side of Chicago prepared her for the most important job of her life. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Mar 27, 2017
Patricia Arquette on equality for women
Academy award winning actress and activist Patricia Arquette on her fight for true equality for women -- and closing the gender pay gap. She also opens up about her struggle as a young single mother living paycheck to paycheck. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Mar 21, 2017
Renault-Nissan Chief Carlos Ghosn
Global auto executive Carlos Ghosn -- the man who turned around Nissan and Renault -- talks about the future of autonomous vehicles and opens up about being a CEO in the era of President Trump, saying auto companies "will adapt to whatever follows." Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Mar 06, 2017
Warren Buffett on politics, the economy and Wells Fargo
Warren Buffett weighs in on the 2016 Presidential race he calls "like none other I've ever seen," says the U.S. economy is "softer than people think," while calling embattled bank Wells Fargo "a great bank that made a terrible mistake." Interview recorded November 10, 2016. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Feb 16, 2017
Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank
Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank says if he's able to build his dream for the company in Baltimore it will create "thousands to tens of thousands" of jobs, and says "we see a vision here for us to make something greater." Interview recorded June 28, 2016. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Feb 16, 2017
JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon explains why his bank is betting $100 million on Detroit, says the competition from Silicon Valley is real, and discusses the rise of populism in America and abroad. Interview recorded May 25, 2016. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Feb 16, 2017
Sallie Krawcheck on women and worth
Sallie Krawcheck gets candid about her personal climb to become one of the highest ranking women on Wall Street, to her public ouster from Citigroup, to starting anew as Founder of Ellevest – and her new book "Own it". Interview recorded January 27, 2017. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Feb 16, 2017
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says he's ready to hand over the reins to incoming CEO Kevin Johnson, and opens up about his take on the American Dream. Interview Part 1 recorded December 7, 2016. Interview Part 2 recorded September 7, 2016. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Feb 16, 2017
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki: The Internet 'could use a lot more women'
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki was one of the first women hired at Google, and today she is the only female CEO within Google. She says the internet "could use a lot more women." Interview recorded October 18, 2016. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Feb 16, 2017
Facebook's Carolyn Everson
Facebook's head of global advertising sales, Carolyn Everson, says diversity in tech is critical and notes she is "still often the only woman in many meetings."  Interview recorded October 18, 2016. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Feb 16, 2017
Fashion mogul Tory Burch: ‘embrace ambition’
CEO and Founder of her eponymous global fashion brand -- Tory Burch opens up about why she embraced the word "ambition," and notes that sexism continues to exist in the workplace. Interview recorded October 4, 2016. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Feb 16, 2017
Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert on being a first
Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert is the first woman to become CEO of a major professional services firm. She instituted a 16-week family leave program and recounts being underestimated early in her career.   Interview recorded September 30, 2016. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Feb 16, 2017
Melinda Gates on fighting for women and girls
Melinda Gates on her commitment to advancing opportunity for women and girls around the world – and why the mission is so personal for her. Recorded September 22, 2016. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Feb 16, 2017
Birchbox CEO: 'Easier for men to get funding'
Birchbox CEO and Co-Founder Katia Beauchamp was turned down by many male investors she pitched, until Kirsten Green, a leading woman in venture capital, bet on her.  Interview recorded March 28, 2016. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Feb 16, 2017
Shark Tank's 'Mr. Wonderful' -- Kevin O'Leary
Kevin O'Leary -- aka Mr. Wonderful -- on the hit show "Shark Tank" says "all of my returns were coming from companies either owned or run by women." Interview recorded March 30, 2016. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Feb 16, 2017
U.S. Soccer Star Abby Wambach
U.S. soccer champion Abby Wambach explains how she has dedicated her post-soccer career to fighting for pay equality for women, saying enough is enough! Interview recorded January 13, 2016. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. via Knit
Feb 16, 2017
Introducing Boss Files with Poppy Harlow
CNN's Poppy Harlow goes beyond the headlines, and the talking points, with the biggest names in business. In-depth conversations with the men and women leading global companies - and those committed to making a positive impact beyond the bottom line. All episodes from Season 1 coming soon! via Knit
Feb 08, 2017