WSJ Secrets of Wealthy Women

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Empower yourself financially. Successful women executives, workplace pioneers, self-made entrepreneurs, industry trendsetters and money-savvy experts reveal insights on how to get ahead, reach your goals, and achieve professional success. They join host Veronica Dagher every Tuesday.

Episode Date
'Gotham Gal' Joanne Wilson: Angel Investing in Female Founders
'Gotham Gal' Joanne Wilson is a long time angel investor with a special focus on women entrepreneurs. She tells the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher why her life's passion is leading female founders to success.
Feb 12, 2019
African American Women & Wealth: Triumphing Over Adversity
In a special panel discussion on African American wealth in the U.S., Dr. Sheila Robinson, Jennefer Witter, Stacey Tisdale, and Tiffany R. Warren join the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher to discuss how racial, gender and social biases continue to challenge women in the black community -- and how they learned to triumph over them.
Feb 05, 2019
Rachel Lloyd: Survivor Turned Leader
Rachel Lloyd has made it her mission to lead women into a safe and successful future. A survivor of human sex trafficking, she founded GEMS or Girls Educational and Mentoring. Lloyd tells host Veronica Dagher how she's working to change sex exploitation in the U.S.
Jan 29, 2019
Principal CFO Deanna Strable: A Financial Force
Principal Financial Group's chief financial officer Deanna Strable tells the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher the story of how she made it to the C-Suite -- and how often being the only woman in the room forced her to map out her own unique path to success.
Jan 22, 2019
Claudia Romo Edelman: Championing a Global Cause
Claudia Romo Edelman is a Mexican-Swiss diplomat and special adviser at the United Nations. A tireless advocate for equality and diversity, she tells the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher why she thinks women have the power to change the world.
Jan 15, 2019
Sheila Johnson: A Billion Dollar Businesswoman
Sheila Johnson is the co-founder of BET and CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts. As the first African-American woman to achieve a billion dollar net worth, she looks back at the unique challenges she faced trying to succeed in a business dominated by white men.
Jan 08, 2019
Top Money Tips For 2019 From Five Financial Experts
As some of the top experts in the field of finance, Jean Chatzky, Sharon Epperson, Bobbi Rebell, Farnoosh Torabi, and Deirdre Bolton have all found success by being savvy about money. They join the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher with key financial tips for 2019.
Jan 01, 2019
Barbara Bradley Baekgaard: Designer Bag Domination
She created the iconic Vera Bradley luggage and handbag company. Barbara Bradley Baekgaard talks about building her empire from scratch and designing a brand that matches her unique style.
Dec 18, 2018
Rana El-Kaliouby: Making Breakthroughs in Culture, Tech
Rana El-Kaliouby is CEO of Affectiva. As a computer scientist, she reveals how her constant drive to break new ground in technology has made her one of the leading minds in artificial intelligence.
Dec 11, 2018
Maria Sharapova: How She's Won Off the Court
Maria Sharapova is a world-renowned tennis star and Sugarpova founder who has built an empire of high-profile brand endorsements. She says, no matter the challenge, resilience has been the key to her success.
Dec 04, 2018
Marlo Thomas: Gaining More By Giving Back
Marlo Thomas is a tireless philanthropist. She's known for her work with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which cares for children with terminal cancer. She talks about her transformation from actress to activist, and why she feels the most successful when helping those in need.
Nov 27, 2018
From Cupcakes to the Olympics: Inspiring Women
Special encore: An Olympian. A financial guru. A cupcake entrepreneur. Veronica Dagher looks back at some of the most inspiring conversations urging women to take control of their finances, careers, and ambitions.
Nov 20, 2018
Celebrity Lawyer Laura Wasser: Moving Beyond Divorce
Attorney Laura Wasser has handled some high-profile Hollywood divorces, working with clients like Britney Spears, Johnny Depp, Heidi Klum and Ashton Kutcher. Now she's reinvented herself as a tech entrepreneur. Her new mission? Make sure everyday people know the law.
Nov 13, 2018
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz: How to Own Your Future
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz is president of the Charles Schwab Foundation and a leading advocate for money independence. She reveals how women can make their futures more secure through financial literacy.
Nov 06, 2018
Vicki Robin: Leading Millennials to Financial Independence
Vicki Robin is the best-selling co-author of "Your Money or Your Life," which many younger Americans say has inspired them to join the Financial Independence Retire Early movement. She explains how living below your means now will lead to financial independence later.
Nov 02, 2018
McKinsey and Lean In: New Details on Gender Gap
Just how are women faring in corporate America? Is there any progress to report? president Rachel Thomas and McKinsey's Lareina Yee join Veronica Dagher to discuss this year's "Women in the Workplace" study.
Oct 30, 2018
TV Pioneer Pat Mitchell: Using Media for Social Change
Pat Mitchell is a media industry veteran and the first female president and CEO of PBS. She is also board co-chair of the Women's Media Center and gala co-chair of the Women's Media Awards. She talks about transforming a successful TV career into a new passion for empowering women to make their mark in all forms of media.
Oct 23, 2018
Mary Higgins Clark: A Novel Way to Make Millions
How does a girl from the Bronx become a bestselling author who's penned more than 50 books? Mary Higgins Clark joins Veronica Dagher to reveal how she rose to become the "Queen of Suspense."
Oct 16, 2018
Jenny Fleiss: Designing Your Own Business
She's listed as one of Fortune's "Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs." Jenny Fleiss is co-founder of Rent the Runway, an online service for designer dress rentals. She shares what it takes for female entrepreneurs to turn their business ideas into reality.
Oct 09, 2018
Olympian Bonnie St. John: Being Your Own Champion
Despite having her right leg amputated at age five, Bonnie St. John became the first African-American ever to win medals at the Winter Olympics. She reveals how life-long adversity taught her the keys to success.
Oct 02, 2018
Suze Orman: Finding Your Financial Voice
Suze Orman has made a name for herself as an internationally-known personal finance expert. She explains why it remains her life's passion to help women take control of their money.
Sep 25, 2018
Janice Bryant Howroyd: Billion-Dollar Businesswoman
Janice Bryant Howroyd created The ActOne Group, one of the largest workforce solutions companies in the U.S. She details her road to becoming the first African American woman to own a billion-dollar business.
Sep 18, 2018
Sharon Salzberg: Success Through Meditation
Sharon Salzberg is known around the world as a teacher of meditation. She's also a best-selling author known for bringing mindfulness practices to the West. She explains how we can all find the true meaning of success.
Sep 11, 2018
Lisa Lutoff-Perlo: Traveling Straight to the Top
Encore edition: As president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo has redefined the career path for women in the travel industry. She discusses her success and the importance of encouraging young women to set a course for the top.
Sep 04, 2018
Melanie Whelan: The Secret to SoulCycle's Success
Encore edition: SoulCycle CEO Melanie Whelan reveals how her age helped conquer gender inequity and built a spinning empire. She also explains how her branding expertise and love for community are fueling the fitness phenomenon that's rolling across the nation.
Aug 28, 2018
Melissa Ben-Ishay: Recipe for Entrepreneurial Success
Encore edition: Melissa Ben-Ishay is president and co-founder of Baked by Melissa, famous for its bite-sized cupcakes. She reveals how getting fired from a corporate job drove her to create a cupcake empire.
Aug 21, 2018
Minkoff, Brown: Turning Your Name Into an Empire
Encore edition: Two leading names in designer fashion, Rebecca Minkoff and Bobbi Brown, share how they built multi-million dollar empires by staying true to their signature style. They talk with host Veronica Dagher.
Aug 14, 2018
Fashion Legend Josie Natori: Designing Your Own Dream
Leaving behind a career on Wall Street, designer Josie Natori founded her own company and created a brand that has thrived for more than 40 years. She talks about her road to international success and how she became a self-made millionaire.
Aug 07, 2018
Former DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman: Changing Culture Key
Ellen Kullman has held key leadership roles at DuPont and General Motors. She recounts her rise to the top of the business ladder, and discusses how certain changes can help women find a level playing field.
Jul 31, 2018
Joanna Coles: Taking the Media by Storm
As chief content officer of Hearst Magazines, Joanna Coles faces career challenges regularly. She shares the secret to how she's gotten ahead in one of the toughest industries for women.
Jul 24, 2018
Kate White: The Secret to a Big, Bold Career
Best-selling author Kate White is the former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine. She says women should strive for success by making bold career moves and by betting big.
Jul 19, 2018
Nicole Miller: Finding Your Signature Style
Nicole Miller has been a leading name in fashion for more than two decades. She talks about her path to success, from her first boutique on Madison Avenue to becoming a style icon.
Jul 10, 2018
Angie Hicks: Finding Your Inner Entrepreneur
Angie's List has been helping consumers find local services for over 20 years. Co-founder Angie Hicks discusses her path to becoming an entrepreneur, and how sometimes the simplest concepts can turn into multi-million dollar businesses.
Jul 03, 2018
Hillary Clinton, Sheila Johnson, Deirdre Quinn: An Education
In special coverage of the 8th Annual Elly Awards, host Veronica Dagher looks at how education plays a key role in any successful career. Plus, how the Women's Forum of New York helps women disrupted by extreme adversity achieve their goals.
Jun 26, 2018
Moira Forbes: How to Make a Name For Yourself
Moira Forbes hails from four generations of publishers. As executive vice president of Forbes Media, she discusses the challenges she faces today as a woman in a competitive environment.
Jun 19, 2018
Barbara Taylor Bradford: Writing Your Own Success Story
Her debut novel "A Woman of Substance" is one of the biggest bestselling books ever. Barbara Taylor Bradford explains how she forged her own path as a writer to become one of the most successful novelists of all time.
Jun 12, 2018
Lisa Lutoff-Perlo: Traveling Straight to the Top
As president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo has redefined the career path for women in the travel industry. She discusses her success and the importance of encouraging young women to set a course for the top.
Jun 05, 2018
Rosanna Scotto: Triumphing in TV News
Rosanna Scotto has been a leading female news anchor in New York City for almost three decades. She talks about her rise from an Italian-American family in Brooklyn to becoming one of the most successful news anchors in the Big Apple.
May 29, 2018
Linda Fairstein: From Legal Pioneer to Popular Novelist
Before she became a best-selling author, Linda Fairstein served as a prosecutor in New York City. Her work would inspire the TV show "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." She explains what helped her transition from one challenging career to the next.
May 22, 2018
Bobbi Brown: Breaking the Beauty Mold
Bobbi Brown is a world-renowned makeup artist who grew her eponymous cosmetics line into a beauty empire. She reveals the key to constant reinvention and the inspiration for her newest brand, Beauty Evolution.
May 15, 2018
Melissa Ben-Ishay: Recipe for Entrepreneurial Success
Melissa Ben-Ishay is president and co-founder of Baked by Melissa, famous for its bite-sized cupcakes. She reveals how getting fired from a corporate job drove her to create a cupcake empire.
May 08, 2018
Gloria Steinem: Finding Strength at Any Age
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem offers advice on how to remain vital throughout retirement and beyond. Plus, Evercore's Jewelle Bickford shares how women can take further control of their financial futures.
May 01, 2018
Sandra Bernhard: How to Reinvent Yourself
From comedian and social activist to radio host and sitcom star, Sandra Bernhard has succeeded in industries notoriously difficult for women. She reveals the secret to career reinvention and how to change with the times.
Apr 24, 2018
Rebecca Minkoff: The Secret to Fearless Fashion
Her apparel, handbags and accessories have made her a fashion sensation. Designer Rebecca Minkoff reveals how she created a multi-million dollar business from the ground up, her commitment to female entrepreneurs, and what makes the millennial businesswoman unique.
Apr 17, 2018
Loreen Arbus: The Secret to Television Success
Loreen Arbus is the first American woman to head programming for a national TV network. The daughter of the former chairman of ABC, she discusses leading Showtime and Lifetime to success, and how she proved herself beyond her family name.
Apr 10, 2018
Jean Case: Turning Success into Social Empowerment
Jean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation, helped turn AOL into a household name. She reveals how she transformed her success in the tech sector into new online platforms for social good.
Apr 03, 2018
Gail Federici: A Hair Mogul's Tips for Success
Gail Federici has developed some of the most innovative products in hair care, including Color Wow and John Frieda. She reveals her secret to staying one step ahead and managing multiple empires.
Mar 28, 2018
Melanie Whelan: The Secret to SoulCycle's Success
SoulCycle CEO Melanie Whelan reveals how her age helped conquer gender inequity and built a spinning empire. She also explains how her branding expertise and love for community are fueling the fitness phenomenon that's rolling across the nation.
Mar 20, 2018
Karen Finerman: Secret Rules for Business and Life
Metropolitan Capital CEO Karen Finerman is a best-selling author and a CNBC panelist. Finding vast success in the male-dominated hedge fund world, she reveals how she's managed hundreds of millions of dollars while raising two sets of twins.
Mar 13, 2018
Mitzi Perdue: The Secret to the Family Business
Mitzi Perdue comes from two family business dynasties - Sheraton Hotels and Perdue Farms. She reveals how she established her own identity and how family businesses can achieve success when they give back to their communities.
Mar 06, 2018