WSJ Secrets of Wealthy Women

By The Wall Street Journal

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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.

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Shelly Porges: Building 'Billion Dollar' Ideas
Shelly Porges is the co-founder of The Billion Dollar Fund for Women and an avid investor in female run businesses. A serial entrepreneur, tells the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher how women can start their own companies and see their businesses thrive.
Jun 19, 2019
CEO Moj Mahdara: The Beauty of Building Inclusivity
The CEO of Beautycon Media and a leading LGBT advocate, Moj Mahdara is a serial entrepreneur who has launched a variety of consumer brands. She tells the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher how creating a space for inclusivity paved the way to global success.
Jun 12, 2019
Eileen Fisher: Breathing New Life Into the Fashion Industry
Eileen Fisher is an iconic clothing designer and founder of the brand Eileen Fisher, Inc. She tells the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher how simplicity and sustainability have helped her maintain a timeless fashion empire.
Jun 05, 2019
Money Secrets With Millennial Experts
In a special panel discussion, Danielle Town, Erin Lowry, Jamila Souffrant, Stefanie O'Connell and Darla Mercado join the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher to discuss how millennials can take control of their money and make it grow.
May 29, 2019
Success and Philanthropy: The Secret to Giving Back
Actress Marlo Thomas, media executive Loreen Arbus and financial literacy advocate Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz tell the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher the secret to giving back, and why philanthropy ultimately makes them feel the most successful.
May 23, 2019
Kelley Brooke: Owning Your Financial Game
Kelley Brooke is the Director of Golf at Bethpage Golf Course, and the 2018 LPGA Professional of the Year. An accomplished coach and player, she tells the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher the secret to thriving in a male dominated industry.
May 16, 2019
Soledad O'Brien: The Business of Speaking Your Mind
Soledad O'Brien is an accomplished broadcast journalist and producer who found her voice after thriving in the cutthroat media industry. She tells the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher how a career in journalism prepared her to become a successful businesswoman.
May 07, 2019
Judge Rosemarie Aquilina: Speaking Truth to Power
Judge Rosemarie Aquilina entered the national spotlight by presiding over the USA Gymnastics sexual abuse scandal -- giving a voice to gymnasts who accused former team physician Larry Nassar of abuse. She tells the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher how turning pain into purpose empowers survivors to speak their truths.
Apr 30, 2019
Taylor Morrison CEO Sheryl Palmer: Building a Backbone
Sheryl Palmer, CEO of Taylor Morrison Home, talks about what it's like to thrive in male dominated industry and why trusting her instincts played a key role in her success.
Apr 23, 2019
Rabbi Angela Buchdahl: Breaking the Stained-Glass Ceiling
Rabbi Angela Buchdahl is the first Asian-American to be ordained as a rabbi, and first woman to become both a rabbi and a cantor. She tells the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher how she broke the stained-glass ceiling, and what inspires her to lead other women to do the same.
Apr 16, 2019
Maria Bartiromo: Life Lessons From a Financial TV Icon
Maria Bartiromo is a journalist, author, and the host of her own television shows on Fox Business Network and Fox News. The first woman to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, she tells Veronica Dagher her path to multimedia and financial success.
Apr 09, 2019
Success and Triumph After Divorce
The Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher revisits three powerful women who've thrived after putting a divorce behind them. Divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, tech entrepreneur Rana el Kakliouby and business leader Sheila Johnson share their stories of strength and new beginnings.
Apr 02, 2019
Gloria Feldt: Empowering Women Through Feminism
Gloria Feldt, former CEO of Planned Parenthood and co-founder of Take The Lead, is a best-selling author and feminist leader. A longtime advocate for women's rights, she tells the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher how the fight for gender parity remains a core mission in her life.
Mar 26, 2019
Carrie Sheffield: Making Bold Moves
Journalist and political analyst Carrie Sheffield founder of the media startup Bold, inspiring millennials to find their voices amid a new digital landscape. She tells the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher why uncertainty is the condition where women can ultimately learn to forge ahead and succeed.
Mar 19, 2019
Susan Packard: Life Lessons From a Media Mogul
Susan Packard is an entrepreneur, author and businesswoman. As the cofounder of HGTV, she's a seasoned television executive who's also helped innovate programs for HBO and CNBC. She tells the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher how women can create their own rules to advance in any workplace.
Mar 12, 2019
'Badass' Jen Sincero: Schooling Yourself to Success
Before Jen Sincero became a success coach and best-selling author of the "You Are a Badass" book series, she struggled to make ends meet as a freelance writer. She tells the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher why awareness is the key to transformation, and how women can build the confidence to meet their financial goals.
Mar 05, 2019
Dr. Laura Forese: Changing the Future of Women's Healthcare
As chief operating officer of NewYork-Presbyterian Dr. Laura Forese is one of the most powerful women in healthcare. She tells the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher why the most important path to success is health, and how women leaders can change the future of medicine.
Feb 26, 2019
Ayesha Curry: A 'Homemade' Success Story
Bestselling author and entrepreneur Ayesha Curry tells the Wall Street Journal's Veronica Dagher about her lifestyle brand Homemade, what it takes to sustain a website and product line, and what future business women can learn by following her lead.
Feb 19, 2019
'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