The Resource Boss lady : how three women entrepreneurs built successful big businesses in the mid-twentieth century, Edith Sparks, (ebook)

Boss lady : how three women entrepreneurs built successful big businesses in the mid-twentieth century, Edith Sparks, (ebook)

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Boss lady : how three women entrepreneurs built successful big businesses in the mid-twentieth century
Title
Boss lady
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how three women entrepreneurs built successful big businesses in the mid-twentieth century
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Edith Sparks
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eng
Summary
Too often, depictions of women's rise in corporate America leave out the first generation of breakthrough women entrepreneurs. Here, Edith Sparks restores the careers of three pioneering businesswomen--Tillie Lewis (founder of Flotill Products), Olive Ann Beech (cofounder of Beech Aircraft), and Margaret Rudkin (founder of Pepperidge Farm)--who started their own manufacturing companies in the 1930's, sold them to major corporations in the 1960's and 1970's, and became members of their corporate boards. These leaders began their ascent to the highest echelons of the business world before women had widespread access to higher education and before there were federal programs to incentivize women entrepreneurs or laws to prohibit credit discrimination. In telling their stories, Sparks demonstrates how these women at once rejected cultural prescriptions and manipulated them to their advantage, leveraged familial connections, and seized government opportunities, all while advocating for themselves in business environments that were not designed for women, let alone for women leaders. By contextualizing the careers of these hugely successful yet largely forgotten entrepreneurs, Sparks adds a vital dimension to the history of twentieth-century corporate America and provides a powerful lesson on what it took for women to succeed in this male-dominated business world
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Midwest
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Sparks, Edith
Dewey number
338.092/520973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
The Luther H. Hodges Jr. and Luther H. Hodges Sr. series on business, entrepreneurship, and public policy
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  • Lewis, Tillie
  • Beech, Olive Ann
  • Rudkin, Margaret
  • Women-owned business enterprises
  • Women executives
  • Businesswomen
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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Boss lady : how three women entrepreneurs built successful big businesses in the mid-twentieth century, Edith Sparks, (ebook)
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multicolored
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text
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781469633039
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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MWT11884994
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remote
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11884994
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MWT11884994
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Boss lady : how three women entrepreneurs built successful big businesses in the mid-twentieth century, Edith Sparks, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469633039
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11884994
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11884994
System control number
MWT11884994
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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