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May 5, 1809 - Mary Kies, of Killingly, CT, received a patent for "Weaving Straw with Silk, Etc."; first patent awarded to a woman.

January 20, 1870 - Victoria Woodhull and her sister, Tennessee Claflin, opened the doors of Woodhull, Claflin & Co., nation's first brokerage firm run solely by women (part a product of the sisters' friendship with rail baron Cornelius Vanderbilt).

July 14, 1885 - Sarah E. Goode, of Chicago, IL, received a patent for a "Cabinet Bed" ("that class of sectional bedsteads adapted to be folded together when not in use, so as to occupy less space, and made generally top resemble some article of furniture when so folded"); first black woman to receive a U.S. patent.

January 25, 1937 - Mary Roebling (31) assumed job as newly elected president of Trenton Trust (family's bank, after husband's death at  45; unanimously elected by board); assets of $11 million, 14-story office building, $4 million in debt, struggling to stay afloat during Great Depression; 1951 - assets increased nearly fourfold ($70 million); landed account of U.S. Steel; first woman governor of American Stock Exchange; 1972 - bank merged National State Bank of Elizabeth (Roebling chairman of consolidated bank); 1978 - founder of first female-owned bank (Woman's Bank of Denver); first woman to head major U.S. bank.

(85 Broads), Janet Hanson (2006). More Than 85 Broads: Women Making Career Choices, Taking Risks, and Defining Success - On Their Own Terms. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 288 p.). Founder of 85 Broads (Women's Networking Group); Founder of Milestone Capital, $2 billion money management firm. Women--Biography; Women in business; Women in management; Women -- Networks. Women of 85 Broads,   independent network women professionals, reaches across cultures, borders, career paths, generations.

(Afton Historical Society Press), Patricia Condon Johnston (2000). Pie in the Sky: A Memoir about Writing and Publishing. (Afton, MN: Afton Historical Society Press, 249 p.). Founding Publisher (Afton Historical Society Press). Johnston, Patricia Condon; Afton Historical Society Press--History; Publishers and publishing--Minnesota--Biography; Historians--Minnesota--Biography.

(Annie's Book Stop), Anne Tryon Adams with Sandra E. Bielawa (1988). All Booked Up: How I Went from Housewife to Successful Entrepreneur on a Shoestring Budget. (Boston, MA: Quinlan Press, 174 p.). Founder, Annie's Book Shop. Adams, Anne Tryon; Booksellers and bookselling--United States--Biography. Barn in backyard to 132 stores, country's seventh-largest bookstore chain in three decades.

(AOL), Mary E. Foley with Martha I. Flnney (2002). Bodacious: An AOL Insider Cracks the Code to Outrageous Success for Women. (New York, NY: AMACOM, 240 p.). Women--Employment--United States; Career development--United States; Vocational guidance for women--United States; Success in business--United States; America Online (Online service). 

(Elizabeth Arden), Nancy Shuker (1989). Elizabeth Arden: Cosmetics Entrepreneur. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Silver Burdett, 112 p.). Arden, Elizabeth, 1878-1966; Businesswomen--United States--Biography; Cosmetics industry--United States--History.

(Argus Construction), Lynn Donohue, with Pamela Hunt; edited by Marsha L. McCabe (2000). Brick by Brick: A Woman's Journey. (New Bedford, MA: Spinner Publications, 269 p.). Donohue, Lynn, 1957- ; Argus Construction Corporation--History; Businesswomen--Massachusetts--New Bedford--Biography; Women-owned business enterprises--Massachusetts--New Bedford--Case studies.

(ASK Computer), Sandra L. Kurtzig with Tom Parker (1991). CEO: Building a $400 Million Company from the Ground Up. (New York, NY: Norton, 303 p.). Kurtzig, Sandra L.; Women executives--United States--Biography; Computer industry--United States--History.

(Bertelsmann), Liz Mohn; recorded by Madlen Hildebrecht; translated from the German by Helga Schier (2001). Love Opens Hearts. (New York, NY: Random House, 208 p.). Descendant of Carl Bertelsmann (founded company in 1835 as publisher of Lutheran hymnals); Board Member - Bertelsmann Vermögensverwaltungsgesellschaft (Bertelsmann Asset Management Group) and the Advisory Board Member - Bertelsmann Foundation. Mohn, Liz; Bertelsmann Stiftung (Gütersloh, Germany); Verlagsgruppe Bertelsmann; Women philanthropists--Germany--Biography; Human services--Germany; Charities--Germany; Germany--Biography.

(Body Shop), Anita Roddick (1991). Body and Soul: Profits with Principles, The Amazing Success Story of Anita Roddick & the Body Shop. (New York, NY: Crown, 256 p.). Founder, The Body Shop. Roddick, Anita, 1942- ; Body Shop (Firm)--History; Cosmetics industry--Great Britain--History; Businesswomen--Great Britain--Biography.

--- (2000). Business As Unusual. (London, UK: Thorsons, 288 p.). Founder, The Body Shop. Roddick, Anita; Body Shop; Business; Business--Moral and ethical aspects.

(Bonwit Teller), Hortense McQuarrie Odlum (1939). A Woman's Place: The Autobiography of Hortense Odlum. (New York, NY: Scribner, 286 p.). Former President of Bonwit Teller. Oldum, Hortense McQuarrie, 1892- ;Bonwit Teller & Co.; Businesswomen--United States--Biography. 

(Books & Co.), Lynne Tillman (1999). Bookstore: The Life and Times of Jeannette Watson and Books & Company. (New York, NY: Harcourt Brace, 337 p.). Novelist. Watson, Jeannette; Books & Co.--History; Bookstores--New York (State)--New York--History--20th century; Booksellers and bookselling--New York (State)--New York--Biography; Literature, Modern--20th century--Marketing--New York (State)--New York--History--20th century. 

(Boost), James Kirby (2005). Janine Allis: Business Secrets of the Woman Behind Boost Juice. (Milton, Queensland: Wiley, 125 p.). Allis, Janine, 1965- ; Boost (Firm)--History; Fast food restaurants--Australia; Businesswomen--Australia--Biography; Franchises (Retail trade)--Australia; Success in business--Australia.

(Build-A-Bear Workshop), Maxine Clark with Amy Joyner (2006). The Bear Necessities of Business: Building a Company with Heart. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 326 p.). Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Bear of Build-A-Bear Workshop; Former Business Reporter. New business enterprises; Entrepreneurship. How she built global business:  one location in 1997, now more than 200 stores.

(Bullo River Station), Sara Henderson (1993). From Strength to Strength: An Autobiography. (Sydney, AU: Pan MacMillan Publishers Australia, 337 p.). Henderson, Sara, 1936- ; Women ranchers--Australia--Northern Territory--Biography; Ranchers--Australia--Northern Territory--Biography.

--- (1998). The Strength of Our Dreams. (Sydney, AU: Pan Macmillan Australia, 271 p.). Henderson, Sara, 1936- ; Women ranchers -- Northern Territory -- Bullo River Valley -- Biography; Ranchers -- Northern Territory -- Bullo River Valley -- Biography; Businesswomen -- Northern Territory -- Bullo River Valley -- Biography.

(Canadian Tire), Rod McQueen (2001). Can't Buy Me Love: How Martha Billes made Canadian Tire Hers. (Toronto, ON: Stoddart, 282 p.). Martha Billes; Canadian Tire Corporation--History.

(Carlson Companies), Marilyn Carlson Nelson (2008). How We Lead Matters: Reflections on a Life of Leadership. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 144 p.). Chairman and CEO of Carlson Cos. Nelson, Marilyn Carlson; Carlson Companies; Businesspeople--United States. What it's like to be a woman in today's business world; leadership precepts behind her business, managerial, corporate success; combination of professional, personal experiences.

(Carol's Daughter Inc.), Lisa Price and Hilary Beard (2004). Success Never Smelled So Sweet: How I Followed My Nose and Found My Passion. (New York, NY: Ballantine Books, 226 p.). Founder (Carol's Daughter, Inc.). Price, Lisa, 1962- ; Carol's Daughter, Inc.; African American businesspeople New York (State) New York Biography; Businesswomen New York (State) New York Biography; Toilet preparations industry United States. 

(Centennial One), Lillian Lincoln Lambert with Rosemary Brutico (2010). The Road to Someplace Better: From the Segregated South to Harvard Business School and Beyond. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 238 p.). Founder, President and CEO of Centennial One, Inc.; Former Managing Editor of MIT's Sloan Management Review. Lambert, Lillian Lincoln, 1940-; Centennial One, Inc.; African American women executives -- Biography; African American businesspeople -- Biography. From humble beginnings as poor farm girl in segregated South to first black woman to earn MBA from Harvard Business School (1969) to founder, president, CEO of Centennial One, Inc., building maintenance company (founded in 1976 in her garage with a few thousand dollars), $20 million in sales, 1,200 employees); no substitute for education, no shortcuts.

(Chanel), Marcel Haedrich; Translated from the French by Charles Lam Markmann (1972). Coco Chanel; Her Life, Her Secrets. (Boston, MA: Little, Brown, 277 p.). Chanel, Coco, 1883-1971.

(Chanel), Edmonde Charles-Roux (1981). Chanel and Her World. (London, UK: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 354 p.). Chanel, Coco, 1883-1971; Fashion designers--France--Biography; Women fashion designers--France--Biography; France--Social life and customs--20th century.

(Chanel), Axel Madsen (1990). Chanel: A Woman of Her Own. (New York, NY: Holt, 388 p.). Chanel, Coco, 1883-1971; Women fashion designers--France--Biography; Fashion designers--France--Biography.

(Chanel), Janet Wallach (1998). Chanel: Her Style and Her Life. (New York, NY: N. Talese, 180 p.). Chanel, Coco, 1883-1971; Costume design--France--History--20th century. 

(Chanel), Henry Gidel (2000). Coco Chanel. (Paris, FR: Flammarion, 437 p.). Chanel, Coco, 1883-1971; Fashion designers--France--Biography; Women fashion designers--France--Biography; Costume design--France--History--20th century; Woman - Fashion - Biography.

(Clicquot, Inc.), Mireille Guiliano (2004). French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure. (New York, NY: Knopf, 263 p.). President and CEO of Clicquot, Inc.(US firm she helped found in 1984, was first employee). Reducing diets; Women --Health and hygiene --France; Food habits --France; Food --Psychological aspects. Credited with growing Champagne Veuve Clicquot's top image, overseeing double digit growth in USA (market share grew from less than 1% to more than 23%); indulgence without bulge; recommends bread, Champagne, chocolate and romance as key ingredients to balanced diet and lifestyle.

(Columbia Sportswear), Gert Boyle (2004). One Tough Mother: Success in Life, Business, and Apple Pies. (Portland, OR: WestWinds Press, 208 p.). Chairman of the Board (Columbia Sportswear). Boyle, Gert, 1920- ; Columbia Sportswear--History; Sport clothes industry--Oregon--History; Businesspeople--Oregon--Biography.  

(Commodities), Cari Lynn (2004). Leg the Spread: A Woman's Adventures Inside the Trillion-Dollar Boys' Club of Commodities Trading. (New York, NY: Broadway Books, 320 p.). Writer, Clerk (Chicago Mercantile Exchange). Chicago Mercantile Exchange; Commodity trading advisors--United States; Women in the professions--United States; Brokers--United States; Commodity exchanges--United States. 

(Consolidated Bank and Trust Company), Gertrude Woodruff Marlowe (2003). A Right Worthy Grand Mission: Maggie Lena Walker and the Quest for Black Economic Empowerment. (Washington, DC: Howard University Press, 286 p.). Walker, Maggie Lena, 1867-1934; African American women--Virginia--Richmond--Biography; African Americans--Virginia--Richmond--Biography; Businesswomen--Virginia--Richmond--Biography; Bankers--Virginia--Richmond--Biography; Civic leaders--Virginia--Richmond--Biography; African Americans--Virginia--Richmond--Economic conditions; Richmond (Va.)--Biography; Richmond (Va.)--Race relations. 

(Corcoran Group), Barbara Corcoran and Bruce Littlefield (2003). Use What You've Got: And Other Business Lessons I Learned from My Mom. (New York, NY: Portfolio, 256 p.). Founder, The Corcoran Group. Corcoran, Barbara (Barbara Ann); Women real estate agents--United States--Biography; Real estate business--United States. 

(Jenny Craig Inc.), Jenny Craig (2004). The Jenny Craig Story How One Woman Changes Millions of Lives. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 211 p.). Craig, Jenny; Jenny Craig, Inc.; Businesswomen--United States--Biography; Weight loss; Reducing diets. 

(Creative Memories), Cheryl Lightle with Heidi L. Everett (2004). Creative Memories: The 10 Timeless Principles Behind the Company that Pioneered the Scrapbooking Industry. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 201 p.). President and Co-founder of Creative Memories. Creative Memories (Firm); Selling Scrapbooks; Direct selling. 

(Cuala Press), Gifford Lewis (1994). The Yeats Sisters and the Cuala. (Dublin, IR: Irish Academic Press, 199 p.). Yeats, Elizabeth Corbet, 1868-1940; Yeats, Lily, 1866-1949; Yeats family; Cuala Press--History; Cuala Industries--History; Private presses--Ireland--History--19th century; Private presses--Ireland--History--20th century.

(Cuala Press), Joan Hardwick (1996). The Yeats Sisters: A Biography of Susan and Elizabeth Yeats. (London, UK: Pandora, 263 p.). Yeats, Elizabeth Corbet, 1868-1940; Yeats, Lily, 1866-1949; Yeats family; Cuala Press--History; Cuala Industries--History; Private presses--Ireland--History--19th century; Private presses--Ireland--History--20th century; Embroidery industry--Ireland--History--19th century; Embroidery industry--Ireland--History--20th century.

(June Dally-Watkins Education & Training), June Dally-Watkins (2002). The Secrets Behind My Smile. (Camberwell, VIC: Viking, 279 p.). Founder, June Dally-Watkins Education & Training. Dally-Watkins, June; Models (Persons) -- Australia -- Biography; Businesswomen -- Australia -- Biography. 

(Dattner, Grant), Fabian Dattner (1992). Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained. (Ringwood, Victoria: Penguin Books, 285 p.). Dattner, Fabian, 1954- ; Businesswomen--Australia--Biography; Success.

(Derma Sciences Inc.), Mary G. Clark (2001). One in a Million: A Memoir. (Scranton, PA: University of Scranton Press, 259 p.). Medical Pioneer. Clark, Mary G., 1932- ; Businesswomen -- Pennsylvania -- Biography; Alternative medicine -- Pennsylvania -- Biography; Christian biography. 

(Earle Palmer Brown), Jane Maas (1986). Adventures of an Advertising Woman. (New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press, 227 p.). Chairman Emeritus, Earle Palmer Brown Advertising & Public Relations. Maas, Jane; Women in the advertising industry--United States--Biography. Best known for her direction of "I Love New York" program.

(Elaine's), A.E. Hotchner (2004). Everyone Comes to Elaine's: Forty Years of Neighborhood Regulars, Movie Stars, All-Stars, Literary Lions, Financial Scions, Top CEveryone Comes to Elaine'sops, Politicians, and Power Brokers at the Legendary Hot Spot. (New York, NY: Harper Entertainment, 256 p.). A Regular at Elaine's. Kaufman, Elaine; Elaine's Restaurant (New York, N.Y.). 

(Esther Price Candies), Esther Price and Linda Otto Lipsett (1991). Chocolate Covered Cherries: Esther Price's Memoirs. (Dayton, OH: Halstead & Meadows Pub., 109 p.). Price, Esther, 1904- ; Candy industry--United States--History; Businesswomen--United States--Biography.

(Esther's Beauty Supply Company), Joseph Osborne (1994). Washing the Elephant: The Authorized Biography of Bettie Esther Parham. (Pittsburgh, PA: Dorrance, 175 p.). Parham, Bettie Esther; Esther's Beauty Supply Company; African American women executives -- Biography; African American businesspeople -- Biography; Businesswomen -- United States -- Biography; Hair preparations industry -- United States.

(Fetzer Vineyards), Kathleen Fetzer with Sarah Suggs (2005). Kathleen's Vineyard: The Fetzer Family Matriarch Shares Her Story. (Fort Bragg, CA: Cypress House, 240 p.). Fetzer, Kathleen, 1921- ; Fetzer family; Vintners--California--Biography; Wine and wine making--California--History.

(Fomento de Construccciones y Contratas), Luis F. Fidalgo, Casimiro García-Abadillo (1990). Alicia Koplowitz, a Solas con el Poder. (Madrid, Spain: Ediciones Temas de Hoy, 319 p.). Koplowitz, Alicia; Women executives--Spain--Biography. 

(Foote Cone and Belding), Shirley Polykoff (1975). Does She ... or Dsoesn’t She?: And How She Did It. (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 131 p.). Polykoff, Shirley; Advertising--United States--Biography. Clairol campaign.

(Jo Foxworth Inc.), Jo Foxworth (1978). Boss Lady: An Executive Woman Talks About Making It. (New York, NY: Crowell, 224 p.). Foxworth, Jo; Women executives--Biography; Women executives--United States. Advertising executive: D'Agostino's jingle.

(Jo Foxworth Inc.), Jo Foxworth (1980). Wising Up: The Mistakes Women Make in Business and How To Avoid Them. (New York, NY: Delacorte Press, 213 p.). Businesswomen--United States; Women executives--United States; Success in business.

(Jo Foxworth Inc.), Jo Foxworth (1986). Boss Lady’s Arrival and Survival Plan. (New York, NY: Warner Books, 212 p.). Success in business; Women executives; Office politics.

(Geographers' A-Z Map Company), Sarah Hartley (2001). Mrs P's Journey: The Remarkable Story of the Woman Who Created the A-Z Map. (London, UK: Simon & Schuster, 334 p.). Pearsall, Phyllis; Geographers' A-Z Map Company; Artists--Great Britain--Biography; Businessmen--Great Britain--Biography; Women artists--Great Britain--Biography; Businesswomen--Great Britain--Biography; Cartographers--Great Britain--Biography; Women cartographers--Great Britain--Biography.

(Green), Boyden Sparkes (1930). Hetty Green, A Woman Who Loved Money. (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran, 338 p.). Green, Hetty Howland (Robinson), Mrs., 1834-1916.

--- (1936). The Witch of Wall Street, Hetty Green. (Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing Co., 338 p.). Green, Hetty Howland (Robinson), Mrs., 1834-1916.

(Green), Charles Slack (2004). Hetty: The Genius and Madness of America's First Female Tycoon. (New York, NY: ECCO, 272 p.). Journalist, Historian. Green, Hetty Howland Robinson, 1835-1916; Women capitalists and financiers--United States--Biography; Millionaires--United States--Biography. 

(Green Daisy, Inc.), Kim Lavine (2007). Mommy Millionaire: How I Turned My Kitchen Table Idea into a Million Dollars and How You Can Too! (New York, NY: St. Martin's, 352 p.). Founder and President of Green Daisy, Inc. New business enterprises; Entrepreneurship; Businesswomen. Created  Wuvit heating/cooling pad (feed corn sewn in a bag); made on a lark, retail distribution in fifty states, close to $2 million in sales in just over two years.

(Grupo Clarin SA), Pablo Llonto (2003). La Noble Ernestina: El Misterio de la Mujer Más Rica del País. (Buenos Aires, AR: Astralib Cooperative Editora, 286 p.). Chairwoman (Grupo Clarin). Herrera de Noble, Ernestina Laura; Clarín (Buenos Aires, Argentina); Rich people--Argentina--Biography; Women executives--Argentina--Biography; Businesswomen--Argentina--Biography; Journalism--Argentina--Buenos Aires; Argentina--Biography.

(Hamburger Hamlets Inc.), Marilyn Lewis (2000). "Marilyn, Are You Sure You Can Cook?" He Asked: A Memoir. (Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 224 p.). Lewis, Marilyn, 1929- ; Restaurateurs--United States--Biography; Cookery, American.  

(Hargrave Vineyard), Louisa Thomas Hargrave (2003). The Vineyard:The Pleasures and Perils of Creating an American Family Winery. (New York, NY: Viking, 254 p.). Hargrave, Louisa Thomas; Viticulturists--New York--Long Island--Biography; Vintners--New York--Long Island--Biography.

(Harlem Office Supply, Inc.), Dorothy Pitman Hughes (2000). Wake Up and Smell the Dollars! Whose Inner-City Is This Anyway!: One Woman's Struggle Against Sexism, Classism, Racism, Gentrification, and the Empowerment Zone. ( Phoenix, AZ: Amber Books, 214 p.). CEO of Harlem Office Supply, Inc. Hughes, Dorothy Pitman; African American business enterprises; Small business--United States; Enterprise zones; Women-owned business enterprises; African American businesspeople--Biography.   

(Harper Method), Jane R. Plitt (2000). Martha Matilda Harper and the American Dream: How One Woman Changed the Face of Modern Business. (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 184 p.). Visiting Scholar (University of Rochester). Harper, Martha Matilda--Biography; Businesswomen--United States--Biography; Beauty shop supplies industry--Management. 

(Hearst), Cathleen Black (2007). Basic Black: The Essential Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life). (New York, NY: Crown, 304 p.). Head of Hearst Magazines. Black, Cathie; Career development; Interpersonal communication; Success in business; Publishers and publishing--Vocational guidance. How she achieved "the 360° life" (blend of professional accomplishment, personal contentment); how women can seize opportunity in workplace.

(Hewlett-Packard), Barbara Waugh with Margot Silk Forrest (2001). The Soul in the Computer: The Story of a Corporate Revolutionary. (Maui, HI: Inner Ocean, 249 p.). Waugh, Barbara; Hewlett-Packard Company; Social responsibility of business; Corporate culture; Social action; Political activists.

(Hewlett-Packard), George Anders (2003). Perfect Enough: Carly Fiorina and the Reinvention of Hewlett-Packard. (New York, NY: Portfolio, 288 p.). Former Reporter (Wall Street Journal). Fiorina, Carly; Packard, David, 1912- ;Hewlett, William R.; Hewlett-Packard Company--Management; Hewlett-Packard Company--History; Electronic industries--United States--Management--Case studies; Computer industry--United States--Management--Case studies; Organizational change--United States--Case studies; Women executives--United States--Biography; Businesspeople--United States--Biography.

(Hewlett-Packard), Peter Burrows (2003). Backfire: Carly Fiorina's High-Stakes Battle for the Soul of Hewlett-Packard. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, p.). Fiorina, Carly; Hewlett, William R.; Hewlett-Packard Company; Compaq Computer Corporation; Electronic industries--United States; Computer industry--United States; Consolidation and merger of corporations--United States--Case studies; Corporations--Investor relations--United States--Case studies. 

(Hewlett-Packard), Carly Fiorina (2006). Tough Choices: A Memoir. (New York, NY: Portfolio, 336 p.). Former President and CEO of Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2005. Fiorina, Carly; Women executives--United States--Biography. Led HP for six years through drastic changes, controversial merger;  sudden, very public firing by board. Was it about performance?

(Heytesbury Holdings), Patricia Edgar (1999). Janet Holmes à Court. (Sydney, AU: HarperCollins, 390 p.). Holmes à Court, Janet, 1943- ; Holmes à Court, Robert; Businesswomen--Australia--Biography; Businessmen--Australia--Biography; Women executives--Australia--Biography; Executives--Australia--Biography.

(Honda), Laura Kriska (1997). The Accidental Office Lady. (Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle Co., 303 p.). Graduate of Columbia University’s Masters Program in Creative Writing. Kriska, Laura; Honda Giken K¯ogy¯o Kabushiki Kaisha--Biography; Women executives--United States--Biography; Women executives--Japan--Biography; Corporate culture--Japan; Automobile industry and trade--Japan--Management. 

(Hotel Al Bustan), Laura Bustani; preface by John Freeman; foreword by Mohamed Heikal (1994). A Marriage Out of Time: My Life with and without Emile Bustani / Laura Bustani; preface by John Freeman ; foreword by Mohamed Heikal. (London, UK: Quartet, 305 p.). Widow of Lebanese Entrepreneur. Women executives -- Lebanon -- Biography; Business; Middle East.

(House of Fine Fabrics), Rose Bente Lee (2000). An American Dream. (Morley Books, 186 p.). Lee, Rose Bente; House of Fine Fabrics; Retail trade--Washington, DC--U. S.  

(IBM), Ruth Leach Amonette (1999). Among Equals: A Memoir of the Rise of IBM’s First Woman Corporate Vice President. (Berkeley, CA: Creative Arts Book Company, 200 p.). Amonette, Ruth Leach; IBM; executives -- corporate.

(iVillage), Candice Carpenter (2000). Chapters: Create a Life of Exhilaration and Accomplishment in the Face of Change. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. Co-founder, Success--Psychological aspects; Change (Psychology). Self-help book.

(Jenga), Leslie Scott (2009). About Jenga: The Remarkable Business of Creating a Game that Became a Household Name. (Austin, TX Green Leaf Book Group Press, 192 p.). Creator of Jenga, Co-Founder of Oxford Games. Jenga; games -- development. Building-blocks game, invented in Ghana in 1970s, has sold 50 million world-wide (second-best selling game in world, Hasbro sells almost 2 million sets/year); how certain ideas transform themselves into successful products; basic business concepts with unconventional linkages: what African cattle, medieval heraldry can teach about branding, keys to market differentiation by examining a coral reef;  signed her rights away in the mid-1980s.

(Caroline Jones Advertising, Inc.), Robert Fleming (1996). The Success of Caroline Jones Advertising, Inc.: An Advertising Success Story. (New York, NY: Walker and Co., 76 p.). --History; Advertising--United States--History; Success in business--United States--Case studies.

(Judy's), Marcia Israel-Curley (2002). Defying the Odds: Sharing the Lessons I Learned as a Pioneer Entrepreneur. (Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, 270 p.). Founder, Judy's. Entrepreneurship; Women in business; Success in business; Women--Psychology. 

(King Broadcasting), Delphine Haley (1995). Dorothy Stimson Bullitt: An Uncommon Life. (Seattle, WA: Sasquatch Books, 344 p.). Bullitt, Dorothy Stimson, 1892-1989; King Broadcasting Company; Broadcasters--United States--Biography.

(Knox Lumber Company), Bob Bowman, Doris Bowman, Edward J. Barrett (2002). The Mystery of Lady Bountiful. (Lufkin, TX: Best of East Texas Publishers, 246 p.). Knox, Lillian Marshall, 1891-1966; Knox, W. Hiram (William Hiram), d. 1922; Knox Lumber Company; Lumbermen--Texas--Biography; Businesswomen--Texas--Biography; Women philanthropists--Texas--Biography; Women--Texas--History. 

(Ladies Who Launch), ictoria Colligan and Beth Schoenfeldt (2007). Ladies Who Launch: Embracing Entrepreneurship & Creativity as a Lifestyle. ( New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press, 228 p.). New business enterprises; Entrepreneurship; Businesswomen; Success in business. 4-step incubator process:1) Imagine it, 2) Speak it , 3) Do it, 4) Celebrate it.

(Estee Lauder), Estee Lauder (1985). Estée: A Success Story. (New York, NY: Random House, 222 p.). Founder, Estee Lauder, Inc. Lauder, Estée; Estée Lauder, Inc.--History; Perfumes industry--United States; Cosmetics industry--United States; Businesswomen--United States--Biography.

(Estee Lauder), Lee Israel (1985). Estée Lauder: Beyond the Magic: An Unauthorized Biography. (New York, NY: Macmillan, 186 p.). Lauder, Estée; Cosmetics industry--United States--Biography.

(Love Chrysler, Inc.), Marion Luna Brem (2001). The 7 Greatest Truths about Successful Women: How You Can Achieve Financial Independence, Professional Freedom, and Personal Joy. (New York, NY: Putnam, 195 p.). Success in business; Businesswomen.

--- (2004). Women Make the Best Salesmen: Isn't It Time You Started Using Their Secrets? (New York, NY: Currency/Doubleday, 225 p.). President, CEO of Corpus Christi Auto Dealership Founded in 1989 (Love Chrysler, Inc.); Holder of the "Avon Women of Enterprise" and the "Inc. Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year" Awards; One of (40) the "Leading Women Entrepreneurs of the World" for 2001; One of Hispanic Business Magazine's "100 Most Influential Hispanics in the United States"; inducted into the International Automotive Hall of Fame. Selling; Women sales personnel. 

(Macy's), Curtis S. Johnson (1965). America's First Lady Boss: A Wisp of a Girl, Macy's, and Romance. (Norwalk, CT: Silvermine Publishers, 164 p.). La Forge, Margaret Swain (Getchell) 1841-1880; Macy's (Firm).

(Marghab Ltd.), D. J. Cline (1998). Perfection, Never Less: The Vera Way Marghab Story. (Brookings, SD: South Dakota Art Museum, 212 p.). Marghab, Vera Way, 1900-1995; Businesswomen--Madeira Islands--Madeira--Biography; Household linens--Design; Linen industry--Madeira Islands--Madeira; Businesswomen--South Dakota--Biography. 

(Marilyn Miglin Institute), Marilyn Miglin (2002). Best Face Forward. (Louisville, KY: Chicago Spectrum Press, 301 p.). Miglin, Marilyn; Businesswomen--Illinois--Chicago--Biography; Cosmetics industry--Illinois--Chicago--Biography.

(Martha Stewart Living), Jerry Oppenheimer (1997). Martha Stewart-- Just Desserts: The Unauthorized Biography. (New York, NY: Morrow, 399 p.). Stewart, Martha; Home economists--United States--Biography; Businesswomen--United States--Biography.

(Martha Stewart Living), Christopher M. Byron (2002). Martha Inc.: The Incredible Story of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. (New York, NY: Wiley, 405 p.). Stewart, Martha; Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia; Artisans--United States--Biography; Businesswomen--United States--Biography. 

(Mary Kay Cosmetics), Mary Kay Ash (1986). Mary Kay. (New York, NY: Perennial, 200 p. [rev. ed.]). Founder, Mary Kay Cosmetics. Ash, Mary Kay; Mary Kay Cosmetics; Cosmetics industry--United States--Biography. Selling; Biography; Entrepreneur; Beauty, Personal; Women- owned business enterprises.

--- (1995). Mary Kay, You Can Have It All: Lifetime Wisdom from America's Foremost Woman Entrepreneur. (Rocklin, CA: Prima Pub., 258 p.). Success in business; Success; Businesswomen.

(Mary Kay Cosmetics), Gillian Hennessy-Ortega (2005). It's Not Where You Start But Where You Finish! The Remarkable Story of How G. Ortega Became One of the Country's Top Sales Professionals. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 208 p.). National Sales Director, Mary Kay, Inc. Hennessy-Ortega, Gillian; Mary Kay Cosmetics; Selling; Selling--Vocational guidance; Success in business.

(Mary Kay Cosmetics), Mary Kay Ash, with Yvonne Pendleton (2008). The Mary Kay Way: Timeless Principles from America’s Greatest Woman Entrepreneur. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 238 p. [orig. pub. in 1984; revised, updated]). Founder Mary Kay, Inc. Ash, Mary Kay; Management; Success in business. Inspiration, real, proven success principles that represent 45 year success story of Mary Kay Ash; timeless guide to entrepreneurial success.

(Mattel), M. G. Lord (1994). Forever Barbie: The Unauthorized Biography of a Real Doll. (New York, NY: Morrow, 326 p.). Barbie dolls. 

(Mattel), Ruth Handler, with Jacqueline Shannon (1994). Dream Doll: The Ruth Handler Story. (Stamford, CT: Longmeadow Press, 230 p.). Founder of Mattel & Creator of the Barbie Doll in 1959. Handler, Ruth; Mattel, Inc.; Dollmakers--United States--Biography; Barbie dolls. 

(McCann-Erickson Worldwide), Nina DiSesa (2008). Seducing the Boys Club: Uncensored Tactics from a Woman at the Top. (New York: NY : Ballantine Books, 240 p.). Chairman as well as Chief Creative Officer of McCann New York (1998). Women executives; Businesswomen; Career development; Success in business. Meld feminine characteristics (nurturing, compassion, listening) with traits of male counterparts (competitiveness, decisiveness, combativeness) to expand professional horizons.

(Michele Foods), Michele Hoskins with Jean A. Williams (2004). Sweet Expectations: Michele Hoskins' Recipe for Success. (Avon, MA: Adams Media, 262 p.). Founder (Michele Foods, Inc.). Hoskins, Michele; Michele Foods; African American businesspeople Illinois Biography; Businesswomen Illinois Biography; Syrup industry Illinois. 

(Microsoft), Soraya Bittencourt with Paula Martinac (2003). My Road to Microsoft: One Woman's Success Story. (Philadelphia, PA: Xlibris Corporation, 217 p.). Bittencourt, Saroya; Microsoft Corporation; Expedia.  

(Mitchell's Gourmet Foods), LuAn Mitchell-Halter (2003). Paper Doll: Lessons Learned from a Life Lived in the Headlines. (San Diego, CA: Jodere Group, 176 p.). Canada's Number One Female Entrepreneur for three successive years. Mitchell-Halter, LuAn; Businesswomen -- Canada -- Biography; Success; Entrepreneurship.  

(Mothers Work), Rebecca Matthias (1999). MothersWork: How a Young Mother Started a Business on a Shoestring and Built It into a Multi-Million Dollar Company. (New York, NY: Doubleday, 268 p.). Founder of Mothers Work: Motherhood, Mimi maternity, a pea in the pod. Mail-order business--United States; Home-based businesses--United States; Women-owned business enterprises--United States. 

(Mrs. Fields Cookies), Debbi Fields and Alan Furst (1987). "One Smart Cookie": How a Housewife's Chocolate Chip Recipe Turned into a Multimillion-Dollar Business--The Story of Mrs. Fields Cookies. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 173 p.). Fields, Debbi; Mrs. Fields Cookies (Firm); Businesswomen--United States--Biography; Cookie industry--United States.

(National Institutes of Health), Judith Robinson (2001). Noble Conspirator: Florence S. Mahoney and the Rise of the National Institutes of Health. (Washington, DC: Francis Press, 342 p.). Mahoney, Florence S. (Florence Stephenson); Medicine--United States--Biography. 

(National Life Group), Mildred F. Stone (1979). Extraordinary Ellen, The First lady of Life Insurance: The Story of Ellen M. Putnam, CLU. (Rockville Centre, NY: Farnsworth Pub., 102 p.). Putnam, Ellen M., 1894-; Insurance, Life--United States--Biography.

(Newark Eagles), James Overmyer (1998). Queen of the Negro Leagues: Effa Manley and the Newark Eagles. (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 297 p. [rev. ed.]). Manley, Effa, 1900- ; Newark Eagles (Baseball team) -- History; Baseball team owners -- United States -- Biography; African American business enterprises; Women-owned business enterprises -- United States; Negro leagues. 

(New York Post), Marilyn Nissenson (2007). The Lady Upstairs: Dorothy Schiff and the New York Post. (New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press, 528 p.). Schiff, Dorothy, 1903-1989; New York Post; Journalists--United States--Biography; Publishers and publishing--United States. Most dynamic female newspaper publisher of her day; owned, guided New York Post into one of most dedicated supporters of New Deal liberalism; maintained its distinct personality as chatty, parochial, New York tabloid. 

(Noelle-Elaine Media Inc.), Kirsten Poe Hill & Renée E. Warren (2009). You Buy the Peanut Butter, I’ll Get the Bread: The Absolutely True Adventures of Best Friends in Business. (New York, NY: Plume/Penguin Group, 201 p.). Co-Founders of Noelle-Elaine Media, Inc. New business enterprises --New York (State) --New York; Women-owned business enterprises --New York (State) --New York --Management; Businesswomen --New York (State) --New York --Biography. What it takes to succeed and endure, professionally and personally; daily highs and lows of starting, managing, maintaining a business in midst of developing and losing friendships, dating, falling in and out of love, getting married; particular challenges women business owners face.

(Pampered Chef Ltd.), Doris Christopher (2005). The Pampered Chef: The Story Behind the Creation of One of Today's Most Beloved Companies. (New York, NY: Doubleday, 288 p.). Founder and Chairman. Christopher, Doris; Pampered Chef, Ltd.--History; Kitchen utensils industry--Illinois--History.

(Panther Creek), Linda Kaplan (2005). My First Crush: Misadventures in Wine Country. (Guilford, CT: Lyon's Press, 224 p.). Wine and wine making--Oregon--McMinnville--Miscellanea.

(Parenting Magazine), Robin Wolaner (2005). Naked in the Boardroom: A CEO Bares Her Secrets So You Can Transform Your Career. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 207 p.). Founding Parenting Magazine. Women executives--United States; Women chief executive officers--Training of--United States; Women executives--Training of--United States; Industrial management--Vocational guidance--United States; Career development--United States. 

(Penobscot Poultry), Cedric N. Chatterley and Alicia J. Rouverol with Stephen A. Cole and a foreword by Michael Frisch (2000). "I Was Content and Not Content": The Story of Linda Lord and the Closing of Penobscot Poultry. (Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 134 p.). Lord, Linda, 1948-; Penobscot Poultry--History; Poultry industry--Belfast--Maine; Belfast (Me.)--Economic conditions.

(Petroleum Intelligence Weekly), Anna Rubino (2008). Queen of the Oil Club: The Intrepid Wanda Jablonski and the Power of Information. (Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 346 p.). Investigative Reporter for OTR Global; reported for Jablonski in 1980s. Jablonski, Wanda, 1920-1992; Journalists --United States --Biography; Petroleum industry and trade --Press coverage --United States. Journalistic pioneer, power of information. Gutsy journalist, for Journal of Commerce and other New York publications, who challenged power—and succeeded; 1961 - started newsletter, Petroleum Intelligence Weekly; soon dubbed "bible" of oil world; investigative reporter, publisher, power broker who came to wield exceptional influence on 20th-century geopolitics; shed light on secretive world of oil from 1950s through 1980s; unveiled many mysteries of oil club;  nicknamed midwife of OPEC; helped shape debate that led to creation of OPEC, oil shocks of 1970s, largest transfer of wealth in history.

(Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company), Sarah Stage (1979). Female Complaints: Lydia Pinkham and the Business of Women's Medicine. (New York, NY: Norton, 304 p.). Pinkham, Lydia Estes, 1819-1883; Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company--History; Gynecology--United States--History--19th century; Advertising--Drugs--United States--History--19th century; Women--United States--Social conditions.

(Point Pleasant Federal Savings & Loan), Maye Smith and Faye Hudson with Leslie Whitaker (1997). Maye and Faye’s Building & Loan: The Story of a Remarkable Sisterhood. (New York, NY: HarperCollins, 209 p.). Smith, Maye; Hudson, Faye; Point Pleasant Federal Savings & Loan--Biography; Bankers--West Virginia--Biography; Savings and loan associations--West Virginia.

(The Pot & Bead), Adeena Mignogna (2006). Cute Little Store: Between the Entrepreneurial Dream and Business Reality (Outskirts Press, 140 p.). Quit engineering career in 2002, opened retail store, contemporary paint-your-own pottery studio in Ashburn, VA, to try entrepreneurial way of life; pitfalls along the way, how to not let them get in way of success.

(Precious Vessels), Cindy Gibbons with Robyn Scott-Vincent (2002). Cindy: Breaking the Cycle. (Auckland, NZ: Random House New Zealand, 208 p.). Founder (Precious Vessels). Gibbons, Cindy; Overweight women--New Zealand--Biography; Businesswomen--New Zealand--Biography. 

(Price Waterhouse), Ann Branigar Hopkins ; foreword by Mary Roth Walsh (1996). So Ordered: Making Partner the Hard Way. (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 410 p.). Former Partner (Price Waterhouse). Hopkins, Ann Branigar, 1943- --Trials, litigation, etc.; Price Waterhouse (Firm)--Trials, litigation, etc.; Sex discrimination in employment--Law and legislation--United States; Women executives--United States--Biography. 

(Prospectors and Developers Association), Viola MacMillan (2001). From the Ground Up: An Autobiography. (Toronto, ON: ECW Press, 207 p.). MacMillan, Viola; Women miners--Canada--Biography; Businesswomen--Canada--Biography; syndicate-financed prospector; Prospectors and Developers Association.

(Purple Moon Media), Brenda Laurel (2001). Utopian Entrepreneur. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 116 p.). Founder (Purple Moon Media). Laurel, Brenda; Purple Moon Media (Firm)--History; Interval Research Corporation--History; Entrepreneurship--United States; Corporations--Moral and ethical aspects--United States; Social responsibility of business--United States; Children's software--United States; Computer software industry--United States; Businesswomen--United States--Biography. 

(RE/MAX), Phil Harkins and Keith Hollihan (2005). Everybody Wins: The Story and Lessons Behind RE/MAX, the World's Largest Real Estate Company. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 274 p.). CEO (Linkage, Inc.); Business Journalist. RE/MAX (Firm); Real estate business; Real estate agents. Real estate agent development business. 

(Readers Digest), James Playsted Wood (1975). Of Lasting Interest: The Story of the Reader's Digest. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 264 p. [orig. pub. 1958]). The Reader's digest.

(Readers Digest), John Heidenry (1993). Theirs Was the Kingdom: Lila and DeWitt Wallace and the Story of the Reader's Digest. (New York, NY: Norton, 701 p.). Wallace, DeWitt, 1889-1981; Wallace, Lila Acheson, 1887-1984; Reader's digest; Publishers and publishing--United States--Biography.

(Readers Digest), Peter Canning (1996). American Dreamers: The Wallaces and Reader's Digest: An Insider's Story. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 379 p.). Former Managing Editor (Reader's Digest; left in 1987, sued for severance pay). Wallace, DeWitt, 1889-1981; Wallace, Lila Acheson, 1887-1984; Reader's digest; Publishers and publishing--United States--Biography. 

(Helena Rubinstein), Patrick O'Higgins (1971). Madame; An Intimate Biography of Helena Rubinstein. (New York, NY: Viking, 296 p.). Rubinstein, Helena, 1870-1965.

(Helena Rubinstein), Lindy Woodhead (2004). War Paint: Madame Helena Rubinstein and Miss Elizabeth Arden: Their Lives, Their Times, Their Rivalry. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 492 p.). Former Journalist, Fashion PR Executive. Rubinstein, Helena, 1870-1965; Arden, Elizabeth, 1878-1966; Businesswomen--United States--Biography; Cosmetics industry--United States--History; Beauty culture--United States--History. 

(Ruder Finn), Kathy Bloomgarden (2007). Trust: The Secret Weapon of Effective Business Leaders. (New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press, 223 p.). Co-CEO of Ruder Finn, Inc. Trust; Values; Organizational effectiveness. Characteristics that make today’s leaders successful; principles, techniques they use to earn confidence of employees, colleagues, customers, public. 

(Sarina Russo Group),  Sarina Russo, Russ Gleeson (2002). Meet Me at the Top!: The Story of Sarina Russo, Who Started with Nothing, Made It Big in Business, and Now Dines with Premiers and Presidents. (Sydney, AU: Crown Content, 210 p.). (Founder (Sarina Russo Group). Russo, Sarina; Businesswomen--Australia--Biography. 

(SEWA), Ela R. Bhatt (2005). We Are Poor but so Many: The Story of Self-Employed Women in India. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 233 p.). Founded the Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA). Self Employed Women’s Association (Ahmada¯ba¯d, India); Self-employed women--India; Working poor--India. SEWA total membership of 700,000 women =  largest single primary trade union in India (bargaining power, economic opportunities, health security, legal representation, organizational abilities of Indian women).

(Muriel Siebert & Co.), Muriel Siebert, with Aimee Lee Ball (2002). Changing the Rules: Adventures of a Wall Street Maverick. (New York, NY: Free Press, 232 p.). Founder (Muriel Siebert & Co., Inc.). Siebert, Muriel; New York Stock Exchange--History--20th century; Stockbrokers--New York (State)--New York--Biography; Businesswomen--New York (State)--New York--Biography. 

(Sokol Blosser Winery), Susan Sokol Blosser (2006). At Home in the Vineyard: Cultivating a Winery, an Industry, and a Life. (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 236 p.). President of Sokol Blosser Winery, Oregon Wine Pioneer. Blosser, Susan Sokol; Vintners--Oregon--Biography; Wine and wine making--Oregon; Wine industry--Oregon. How she fell in love with a vineyard, learned how to run it, produced Pinot Noirs to rival those of Burgundy.

(Teach for America), Wendy Kopp (2001). One Day, All Children--: The Unlikely Triumph of Teach for America and What I Learned Along the Way. (New York, NY: Public Affairs, 208 p.). Founder, Teach for America. Kopp, Wendy; Teach for America (Project); Elementary school teachers--In-service training--United States; Elementary school teaching--United States; Education, Elementary--United States. 

(The Hour Glass), Compiled and Edited by Wong Wan Ling (2002). Time To Live: Jannie Tay's Journey. (Singapore: Times Books International, 176 p.). Co-Founder (The Hour Glass). Tay, Jannie, 1945- ; Businesswomen--Singapore--Biography. 

(Tupperware), Brownie Wise (1957). Best Wishes, Brownie Wise: How To Put Your Wishes to Work (Podium Pub. Co., 183 p.). VP of Tupperware Home Parties Incorporated. Wise, Brownie; Tupper, Earl Silas; Tupperware Corporation --History; selling--home parties. Feminine knowledge, converting 'wishes' into pragmatism.

(U. S. Golf Association), Judy Bell with Rhonda Glenn (2002). (Breaking the Mold): The Journey of the Only Woman President of the United States Golf Association. (Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, 267 p.). Bell, Judy; United States Golf Association--Presidents--Biography; Women executives--United States--Biography.

(Unilever), Eleanor Macdonald (1987). An Autobiography of a Pioneer Business Woman: Nothing by Chance. (Alton, Hants, UK: Nimrod Press, 281 p.). Director of a Unilever Subsidiary, Founder of Women in Management. Macdonald, Eleanor, 1910- ; Women executives--Great Britain--Biography.  

(USA Cable), Kay Koplovitz with Peter Israel (2002). Bold Women, Big Ideas: Learning To Play the High-Risk Entrepreneurial Game. (New York, NY: Public Affairs, 265 p.). Founder, USA Cable Network. Women executives; New business enterprises; Entrepreneurship.

(Lillian Vernon), Lillian Vernon (1996). An Eye for Winners: How I Built One of America's Greatest Direct-Mail Businesses. (New York, NY: HarperBusiness, 213 p.). Vernon, Lillian, 1927- ; Businesswomen--United States--Biography; Mail-order business--United States--History. 

(Vestey Brothers), Elizabeth J. Tremain (1992). Evelene: The Troubleshooter Was a Lady. (Lincoln, NE: Foundation Books, 191 p. [2nd ed.]). Vestey, Evelyn, Lady, 1875-1941; Women executives--Great Britain--Biography. 

(Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin), Tilar J. Mazzeo (2008). The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It. (New York, NY: HarperCollins, 288 p.). Assistant Professor of English (Colby College). Clicquot-Ponsardin, Barbe-Nicole, 1777-1866; Vintners --France --Champagne --Biography; Champagne (Wine) --History. Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, young widow who built Veuve Clicquot brand and champagne empire, showed world how to live with style, emerged a legend; became one of world's first great businesswomen, one of richest women of her time.

(von Furstenberg), Diane von Furstenberg, with Linda Bird Francke (1998). Diane: A Signature Life. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 237 p.). Von Furstenberg, Diane; Women fashion designers--United States--Biography. Belgian-born, came to New York in 1969. 

(Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Co.), A'Lelia Bundles (2001). On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker. (New York, NY: Scribner, 415 p.). Great-great Granddaughter. Walker, C. J., Madam, 1867-1919; Afro-American women executives--Biography; Cosmetics industry--United States--History. 

(Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Co.), Beverly Lowry (2003). Her Dream of Dreams: The Rise and Triumph of Madam C.J. Walker. (New York, NY: Knopf, 481 p.). Head of Creative Non-Fiction Program (George Mason University). Walker, C. J., Madam, 1867-1919; African American women executives--Biography; Cosmetics industry--United States--History. 

(Julia Walsh & Sons), Julia Montgomery Walsh in collaboration with Anne Conover Carson (1996). Risks and Rewards: A Memoir. (McLean, VA: EPM Publications, 216 p.). Walsh, Julia Montgomery; Stockbrokers--United States--Biography; Women in finance--New York (State)--New York--Biography. 

(Washington Post), Deborah Davis (1991). Katharine the Great: Katharine Graham and Her Washington Post Empire. (New York, NY: Sheridan Square Press, 320 p. [3rd ed.]). Graham, Katharine, 1917- ; Publishers and publishing--United States--Biography; Washington post (Washington, D.C. : 1974)--History; Newspaper publishing--Washington (D.C.)--History--20th century; Newspaper publishing--Political aspects--United States.

(Washington Post), Carol Felsenthal (1993). Power, Privilege, and the Post The Katharine Graham Story. (New York, NY: Putnam, 511 p.). Graham, Katharine, 1917- ; Washington post; Newspaper publishing--Washington (D.C.)--History--20th century; Newspaper publishing--Political aspects--United States; Publishers and publishing--United States--Biography.

(Washington Post), Katherine Graham (1997). Personal History. (New York, NY: Knopf, 642 p.). Former CEO (Washington Post Company). Graham, Katharine, 1917- ; Washington post (Washington, D.C. : 1974)--History; Publishers and publishing--United States--Biography; Newspaper publishing--Washington (D.C.)--History--20th century. 

(Washington Post), Robin Gerber (2005). Katharine Graham: The Leadership Journey of an American Icon. (New York, NY: Portfolio, 272 p.). Senior Fellow in Executive Education at the Robert H. Smith School of Business (University of Maryland). Graham, Katharine, 1917- ; Washington Post (Washington, D.C. : 1974)--History; Publishers and publishing--United States--Biography; Newspaper publishing--Washington (D.C.)--History--20th century. 

(Washington Times-Herald), Paul F. Healy (1966). Cissy; The Biography of Eleanor M. "Cissy" Patterson. (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 421 p.). Patterson, Eleanor Medill, 1881-1948.

(Washington Times-Herald), Alice Albright Hoge (1966). Cissy Patterson: The Life of Eleanor Medill Patterson, Publisher and Editor of the Washington Times-Herald. (New York, NY: Random House, 237 p.). Patterson, Eleanor Medill, 1881-1948.

(Washington Times-Herald), Ralph G. Martin (1979). Cissy: The Extraordinary Life of Eleanor Medill Patterson. (New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 512 p.). Patterson, Eleanor Medill, 1881-1948; United States--Biography.

(Weight Watchers International), Jean Nidetch, as told to Joan Rattner Heilman (1979). The Story of Weight Watchers. (New York, NY: New American Library, 164 p.). Weight Watchers International; Weight loss; Low-calorie diet.

(Wells Rich Greene), Mary Wells Lawrence (2002). A Big Life in Advertising. (New York, NY: Knopf, 320 p.). Lawrence, Mary Wells; Advertising executives--United States--Biography; Women in advertising--United States--Biography; Businesswomen--United States--Biography. 

(Wine), Ann B. Matasar (2006). Women of Wine: The Rise of Women in the Global Wine Industry. (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 265 p.). Professor of Business Emerita at the Walter E. Heller College of Business Administration (Roosevelt University). Women in the wine industry. Women's increasingly influential role in wine industry, traditionally very male-dominated domain.

(Womens Business), Wendy McCarthy (2000). Don't Fence Me In. (New York, NY: Random House, 292 p.). Executive Director of Women's Business, Corporate Good Works and McCarthy Management P/L. McCarthy, Wendy; Feminists -- Australia -- Biography; Businesswomen -- Australia -- Biography.

(Wuhan Department Group Co. Ltd.), Bingxin Hu; translated from the Chinese by Chengchi Wang (2004). Breaking Grounds: The Journal of a Chinese Top Woman Manager in Retail. (Dumont, NJ: Homa & Sekey Books, 256 p.). Former General Manager (Chinese equivalent of a CEO) of the Wuhan Department Group Co., Ltd.; Executive General Manager of the Wuhan Plaza Management Co., Ltd. Current Executive President for Greater China of the Hong Kong Goldlion Group, and General Manager of Goldlion (China) Co., Ltd. Hu, Bingxin, 1950- ; Businesswomen--China--Biography; Shopping centers--China--Wuhan; Retail trade--China. 

Shoshana Alexander (1997). Women's Ventures, Women's Visions: 29 Inspiring Stories from Women Who Started Their Own Business. (Freedom, CA: Crossing Press, 217 p.). Businesswomen--United States--Case studies; Self-employed women--United States-- Case studies; Women-owned business enterprises--United States--Case studies; Entrepreneurship--United States--Case studies.

Nischinta Amarnath, Debashish Ghosh (2005). The Voyage to Excellence: The Ascent of 21 Women Leaders of India Inc. (Delhi, IN: Pustak Mahal, 280 p.). Businesswomen --India --Biography.

Donna Ballard (1997). Doing It for Ourselves: Success Stories of African-American Women in Business. (New York, NY: Berkley Books, 150 p.). Former Bond Analyst at Merrill Lynch & Co. African American women executives--Interviews. 

Kathleen M. Barry (2007). Femininity in Flight: A History of Flight Attendants. (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 304 p.). Flight attendants--United States--History; Flight attendants--Labor unions--United States; Feminism--United States. History of women’s work and working women’s activism;  evolution of glamorized image as ideal women and their activism as trade unionists and feminists.

Eds. Robert Beachy, Beatrice Craig and Alastair Owens (2005). Women, Business and Finance in Nineteenth-Century Europe: Rethinking Separate Spheres. (New York, NY: Berg Publishers, 226 p.). Businesswomen--Europe--History--19th century; Women employees--Europe--History--19th century; Self-employed women--Europe--History--19th century; Finance--Europe--History--19th century; Family-owned business enterprises--Europe--History--19th century; Retail trade--Europe--History--19th century. Much greater diversity in women's economic experience across all social strata than has previously been understood.

Judith M. Bennett (1996). Ale, Beer and Brewsters in England: Women’s Work in a Changing World, 1300-1600. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 260 p.). Professor of History (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Women brewers--England--History; Women--England--History--Middle Ages, 500-1500. 1300 - women brewed, sold most of ale drunk in England; 1600 - industry largely controlled by men; how, when, why brewing ceased to be woman's trade, became trade of men; new light on effects of early capitalism on status of women's work.

Denise Benoit (2007). The Best-Kept Secret: Women, Corporate Lobbyists, Policy, and Power in the United States. (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 166 p.). Associate Professor of Sociology (State University of New York, Geneseo). Businesswomen--United States; Corporations--United States--Political activity; Lobbying--United States. Women who have historically worked mostly in policy areas relating to "women's issues" (welfare, family, health) have become increasingly influential as corporate lobbyists, specializing in what used to be considered "masculine" policy (taxes, defense).

Maxine Berg (1996). A Woman in History, Eileen Power, 1889-1940. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 292 p.). Power, Eileen Edna, 1889-1940; London School of Economics and Political Science--Faculty--Biography; Women historians--Great Britain--Biography; Medievalists--Great Britain--Biography; Middle Ages--Historiography; Great Britain--Historiography; Europe--Historiography.

Caroline Bird (1976). Enterprising Women. (New York, NY: Norton, 256 p.). Women--United States--History; Businesswomen--United States--History. A Bicentennial project of the Business and Professional Women's Foundation.

Lindsay Blohm and Ashley Riveira (2006). Presumed Equal: What America’s Top Women Lawyers Really Think About Their Firms. (Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 701 p. [rev. 1998 ed.]). Women lawyers--United States; Sex discrimination against women--Law and legislation--United States; Job satisfaction--United States.

Ester Boserup (1986). Woman's Role in Economic Development. (Brookfield, VT: Gower, 283 p.). United Nations Consultant in Developing Countries. Women--Employment--Developing countries; Women--Developing countries. Published in association with the London School of Economics and Political Science.

W. Elliott Brownlee, Mary M. Brownlee (1976). Women in the American Economy: A Documentary History, 1675 to 1929. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 350 p.). Women--Employment--United States--History.

Candida G. Brush, Nancy M. Carter, Elizabeth J. Gatewood, Patricia G. Greene, Myra M. Hart (2004). Clearing the Hurdles: Women Building High-Growth Businesses. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: FT/Prentice Hall, 270 p.). Associate Professor in the Strategy and Policy Department (Boston University School of Management); Richard M. Schulze Chair in Entrepreneurship (University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN); Jack M. Gill Chair of Entrepreneurship and Director of The Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (Indiana University); Dean of the Undergraduate School (Babson College); Class of 1961 Professor of Entrepreneurship (Harvard Business School). Women-owned business enterprises; Businesswomen.  

Ed. Candida G. Brush ... [et al.] (2006). Women and Entrepreneurship: Contemporary Classics. (Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 616 p.). Chair in Entrepreneurship and Chair, Entrepreneurship Division (Babson College). Entrepreneurship; Businesswomen. Most significant previously published material which has been influential in shaping the field of women’s entrepreneurship.

Hans Buechler and Judith-Maria Buechler (1996). The World of Sofía Velasquez: The Autobiography of a Bolivian Market Vendor. (New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 256 p.). Professor (Syracuse University). Velasquez, Sofía, 1945- ; Women merchants--Bolivia--Biography. 

Mary Cantando (2006). The Woman’s Advantage: 20 Women Entrepreneurs Show You What It Takes To Grow Your Business. (Chicago, IL: Kaplan Pub., 240 p.). Founder of Women-owned business enterprises--Management; Businesswomen; Success in business. How to: organize, position business; differentiate; leverage certification; network; positive attitude, remain healthy, manage stress.

Frances Cardone (1994). This Is My Story, This Is My Song: A Wife Discovers It's Never Too Late. (DeBary, FL: Longwood Communications, 190 p.). Cardone, Frances; Women executives--United States--Biography; Businesswomen--United States--Biography; Automobile supplies industry--United States--History.

Elizabeth Carlassare (2001). Dotcom Divas: E-Business Insights from the Visionary Women Founders of 20 Net Ventures. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 274 p.). Electronic commerce--United States; Businesswomen--United States; Women-owned business enterprises--United States.

Patricia Cleary (2000). Elizabeth Murray: A Woman's Pursuit of Independence in Eighteenth-Century America. (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts, 279 p.). Associate Professor of History (California State University, Long Beach). Murray, Elizabeth, 1726-1785; Boston (Mass.) -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783; Women -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Biography; Businesswomen -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Biography; United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Women.

Rebecca Elisabeth Connor (2004). Women, Accounting, and Narrative: Keeping Books in Eighteenth-Century England. (New York, NY: Routledge, 214 p.). Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689. Fair jilt; Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731. Fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders; Women accountants--England--History--18th century; Bookkeeping--England--History--18th century; Women--England--History--18th century.

Jeanne Halladay Coughlin with Andrew R. Thomas (2002). The Rise of Women Entrepreneurs: People, Processes, and Global Trends. (Westport, CT: Quorum Books, 233 p.). Self-employed women; Businesswomen; Women-owned business enterprises; Entrepreneurship--Case studies; Self-employed women--Developing countries; Businesswomen--Developing countries; Women-owned business enterprises--Developing countries; Entrepreneurship--Developing countries--Case studies.   

Sally Ann Davies-Netzley (2000). Gendered Capital: Entrepreneurial Women in American Society. (New York, NY: Garland, 159 p.). Self-employed women--California--San Diego County--Case studies; Businesswomen--California--San Diego County--Case studies; Entrepreneurship--California--San Diego County--Case studies.

Gregory K. Ericksen (1999). Women Entrepreneurs Only: 12 Women Entrepreneurs Tell the Stories of Their Success. (New York, NY: John Wiley, 259 p.). Ernst & Young, LLP. Self-Employed Women, Businesswomen, Success in Business.  

Nancy Kropp Galdy and Peter Ross Range (1995). Oil and Money: One Woman's Adventures in the World's Largest Commodity Market. (New York, NY: Times Books). Galdy, Nancy Kropp, 1947- ; Women executives--United States--Biography; Petroleum industry and trade--United States--Biography. 

Wendy Gamber (1997). The Female Economy: The Millinery and Dressmaking Trades, 1860-1930. (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 300 p.). Businesswomen--United States--History; Women consumers--United States--History; Women’s clothing industry--United States--History; Dressmakers--United States--History; Millinery workers--United States--History.

Robert Goffee and Richard Scase (1985). Women in Charge: The Experiences of Female Entrepreneurs. (Boston, MA: Allen & Unwin, 153 p.). Women-owned business enterprises--Great Britain; Entrepreneurship; Businesswomen; Small business--Great Britain.

Janet Greenless (2007). Female Labour Power: Women Workers’ Influence on Business Practices in the British and American Cotton Industries, 1780-1860. (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 244 p.). Women employees--Great Britain--History; Women employees--United States--History; Industrial organization--Great Britain--History; Industrial organization--United States--History; Cotton textile industry--Great Britain--History; Cotton textile industry--United States--History. 

Ed. Beth Harris (2005). Famine and Fashion: Needlewomen in the Nineteenth Century. (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 274 p.). Women dressmakers--History--19th century; Dressmaking--History--19th century; Fashion--History--19th century.

Margaret Heffernan (2004). The Naked Truth: A Working Woman's Manifesto on Business and What Really Matters. (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 288 p.). Former CEO of five different business (both old economy and new) in United States and the United Kingdom. Women executives--Interviews; Businesswomen--Interviews; Women employees--Promotions; Achievement motivation in women; Success--Psychological aspects; Ability; Success in business. 

--- (2007). How She Does It: How Women Entrepreneurs Are Changing the Rules of Business Success. (New York, NY: Viking, 274 p.). Businesswomen; Women-owned business enterprises.  Women: 1) have tremendous need to achieve, 2) don’t feel they have safety net or can turn back, 3) are smart about markets, timing, 4) practice diversity, 5) place values at heart of their business, take culture very seriously, 6) work from different concept of power than men. Soft skills are getting hard results.

Sally Helgesen (1990). The Female Advantage: Women's Ways of Leadership. (New York, NY: Doubleday Currency, 263 p.). Women executives--United States--Case studies; Executive ability--Case studies; Leadership--Case studies.

Margaret Hoskins (1994). Mary E. Murphy's Contributions to Accountancy. (New York, NY: Garland Pub., 374 p.). Murphy, Mary E. (Mary Elizabeth), 1905-1985; Women accountants--United States--Biography; Accounting--History; Accounting--Standards--History.

Lynn M. Hudson (2003). The Making of "Mammy Pleasant": A Black Entrepreneur in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco. (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 193 p.). Pleasant, Mary Ellen, 1814-1904; African American women -- Biography; African Americans -- Biography; African American businesspeople -- California -- San Francisco -- Biography; Businesswomen -- California -- San Francisco -- Biography; San Francisco (Calif.) -- Biography; San Francisco (Calif.) -- History -- 19th century; African Americans -- California -- San Francisco -- History -- 19th century; San Francisco (Calif.) -- Race relations. 

Karen D. Hughes (2006). Female Enterprise in the New Economy. (Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, 200 p.). Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts, Associate Professor at the School of Business (University of Alberta). Women -- self-employment; women -- small business ownership. Whether an increasingly entrepreneurial economy offers women better opportunities for economic success or increases their risk of poverty and economic insecurity.

Carol H. Krismann (2004). Encyclopedia of American Women in Business: From Colonial Times to the Present. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2 vols.). Businesswomen--United States--History--Encyclopedias; Businesswomen--United States--Biography--Dictionaries; Women executives--United States--History--Encyclopedias; Women executives--United States--Biography--Dictionaries; Entrepreneurship--United States--History--Encyclopedias.

Susan Ingalls Lewis (2009). Unexceptional Women: Female Proprietors in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Albany, New York, 1830–-1885. (Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 203 p.). Associate Professor of History (State University of New York at New Paltz). Self-employed women --New York (State) --Albany; Businesswomen --New York (State) --Albany; Entrepreneurship --New York (State) --Albany. Careers of more than 2,000 women who owned, operated businesses between 1830 and 1885 (most often self-employed artisans, shopkeepers, petty manufacturers, service providers); used business as method of self-employment and survival, means of individual, family mobility, strategy for immigrant assimilation into urban economy, middle-class lifestyle; demographic portrait of Albany’s female proprietors, examination of size, scope, longevity, financing, creditworthiness of their ventures.

Alicia Sheppard Lupinacci (1998). Women and Business Ownership: Entrepreneurs in Dallas, Texas. (New York, NY: Garland Pub., 169 p.). Businesswomen--Texas--Dallas; Entrepreneurship--Texas--Dallas.

Felicia Mabuza-Suttle with Thebe Ikalafeng (1999). Felicia: Dare To Dream. (Rivonia, SA: Zebra Press, 155 p.). Award-Winning Businesswoman, Talk-Show Host. Mabuza-Suttle, Felicia; Women, Black -- South Africa -- Biography; Businesswomen -- South Africa -- Biography; Women television personalities -- South Africa -- Biography; Blacks in television broadcasting -- South Africa; Talk shows -- South Africa.   

Alice Foote MacDougall (1980). The Autobiography of a Business Woman. (New York, NY: Arno Press, 205 p. [orig. pub. 1928]). MacDougall, Alice Foote; Coffee houses. MacDougall, Alice Foote, 1867-1945; Restaurateurs--New York (State)--New York--Biography; Coffeehouses--New York (State)--New York. Ran chain of coffee houses in New York.

Helen Macnaughtan (2004). Women, Work, and the Japanese Economic Miracle: The Case of the Cotton Textile Industry, 1945-1975. (New York, NY: RoutledgeCurzon. Women textile workers--Japan--History--20th century; Cotton textile industry--Japan--Employees--History--20th century.

Kirsten K. Madden, Janet A. Sietz & Michele Pujol (2004). Bibliography of Female Economic Thought to 1940. (New York, NY: Routledge, 308 p.). Economics--Bibliography; Women economists--Bibliography; Social problems--Bibliography; Feminist economics--Bibliography; Economic history--Sources--Bibliography; Dissertations, Academic--Bibliography.

Glenna Matthews (2003). Silicon Valley, Women, and the California Dream; Gender, Class, and Opportunity in the Twentieth Century. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 313 p.). Institute of Urban and Regional Development (University of California, Berkeley). Women computer industry employees -- California -- Santa Clara Valley. History of women in Silicon Valley in 20th century; once world’s largest concentration of fruit-processing plants, now renowned for electronics; production workers in both have been preponderantly immigrant women; both industries, both work forces, changing nature of local power structure; many sources of vitality, ferment that have undergirded region’s economic might; its wealth has not been equally distributed.

Marjorie Keniston McIntosh (2005). Working Women in English Society, 1300-1620. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 291 p.). Distinguished Professor of History (University of Colorado at Boulder). Women--Employment--England--History--To 1500; Women--Employment--England--History--16th century; Women--Employment--England--History--17th century; England--Economic conditions--1066-1485; England--Economic conditions--16th century; England--Economic conditions--17th century. Middle ground between golden age, unchanging oppression. Diverse, changing ways in which English women participated in market economy; engaged in production, sale of goods, service work, credit relationships, leasing of property; level of women's participation in market economy fluctuated considerably under pressure of demographic, economic, social, cultural change; late 16th century - opportunities largely disappeared, work concentrated at bottom of economic system.

Glenna Matthews (2003). Silicon Valley, Women, and the California Dream: Gender, Class, and Opportunity in the Twentieth Century. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 313 p.). Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Urban and Regional Development (University of California, Berkeley). Women computer industry employees--California--Santa Clara Valley.

Melanie J. Mayer & Robert N. DeArmond (2000). Staking Her Claim: The Life of Belinda Mulrooney, Klondike and Alaska Entrepreneur. (Athens, OH: Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, 415 p.). Mulrooney, Belinda, 1872-1967; Klondike River Valley (Yukon) -- Gold discoveries; Alaska -- Gold discoveries; Women pioneers -- Yukon Territory -- Klondike River Valley -- Biography; Women pioneers -- Alaska -- Biography; Businesswomen -- Yukon Territory -- Klondike River Valley -- Biography; Businesswomen -- Alaska -- Biography; Frontier and pioneer life -- Yukon Territory -- Klondike River Valley; Frontier and pioneer life -- Alaska.

Eds. Laurie Mercier and Jaclyn Gier (2006). Mining Women: Gender in the Development of a Global Industry, 1670 to 2000. (New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 368 p.). Associate Professor of History (Washington State University); Director of European Studies and Associate Professor of History in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Women miners--History; Mineral industries--History. How gender identities, inequality have been constructed historically and sustained in mining.

Marilyn Miglin (2002). Best Face Forward. (Louisville, KY: Chicago Spectrum Press, 301 p.). Miglin, Marilyn; Businesswomen--Illinois--Chicago--Biography; Cosmetics industry--Illinois--Chicago--Biography.

A. Mikaelian (1999). Women Who Mean Business: Success Stories of Women Over Forty. (New York, NY: Morrow, 353 p.). Businesswomen--Biography; Women executives--Biography.

Sramana Mitra (2008). Entrepreneur Journeys: Volume 1. (Seattle, WA: BookSurge Publishing, 262 p.). Technology Entrepreneur, Strategy Consultant in Silicon Valley. Entrepreneurship; Start-ups--technology--history. World of technology start-ups; how to navigate entrepreneurial path.

Erlinda Enriquez Panlilio (2000). Teacher to Tycoon. The Life and Times of Trinidad Diaz Enriquez. (Pasig City, Philippines: Anvil Pub., 309 p.). Daughter of Entrepreneur. Enriquez, Trinidad Diaz, 1908- ; Teachers -- Philippines -- Biography; Businesswomen -- Philippines -- Biography.

Laura Pedersen with F. Peter Model (1991). Play Money: My Brief but Brilliant Career on Wall Street. (New York, NY: Crown Publishers, 253 p.). American Stock Exchange; Floor traders (Finance)--United States--Biography.

Nicola Phillips (2006). Women in Business, 1700-1850. (Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK: Boydell, 299 p.). Women -- Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- History -- 19th century; Women -- Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- History -- 18th century; Businesswomen -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century; Businesswomen -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century. Major factors which supposedly prevented women's economic activity  had much less impact than has previously been thought.

Ivy Pinchbeck (1930). Women Workers and the Industrial Revolution, 1750-1850. (London, UK: Routledge, 342 p.). Women--Employment--Great Britain; Industries--Great Britain--History--18th century; Industries--Great Britain--History--19th century; Great Britain--Economic conditions--18th century; Great Britain--Economic conditions--19th century.

Wendy Rue, Karin Abarbanel (1997). The Dollar Bill Knows No Sex: Lessons in Life and Money. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 213 p.). Founder of National Association for Female Executives. Self-employed women; Women in business; Women-owned business enterprises; New business enterprises--Management; Entrepreneurship; Success in business.

Martha Shirk, Anna S. Wadia ; preface by Marie C. Wilson and Sara K. Gould (2002). Kitchen Table Entrepreneurs: How Eleven Women Escaped Poverty and Became Their Own Bosses. (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 306 p.). Self-employed women--United States--Biography; Businesswomen--United States--Biography; Women-owned business enterprises--United States--Case studies; Entrepreneurship--United States--Case studies.

Suzanne Short (2002). Wisdom Daddy Taught Me: A Path from Poverty to Prosperity. (Dallas, TX: Brown Books, 345 p.). Short, Suzanne; Parenting; Money; Independence. 

A. David Silver (1994). Enterprising Women: Lessons from 100 of the Greatest Entrepreneurs of Our Day. (New York, NY: American Management Association, 318 p.). Businesswomen--United States; Women-owned business enterprises--United States; Entrepreneurship--United States; Women executives--United States. 

Cheryl A. Smith; Foreword by Laurent Parks Daloz (2005). Market Women: Black Women Entrepreneurs--Past, Present, and Future. (Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers. African American women executives; African American businesspeople; Businesswomen--United States. 

Edith Sparks (2006). Capital Intentions: Female Proprietors in San Francisco, 1850-1920. (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 320 p.). Assistant Professor of History (University of the Pacific). Businesswomen--California--San Francisco--History; Women-owned business enterprises--California--San Francisco--History. Women entrepreneurs who started businesses that combined family with money-making: who they were, why they started businesses, how they attracted customers and managed finances, how they dealt with failure.

Deborah Valenze (1995). The First Industrial Woman. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 251 p.). Professor of History (Barnard College, Columbia University). Women--Employment--Great Britain--History--19th century. Underlying assumptions about gender and work that informed transformation of English society, ideas about economic progress.

Barbra Mann Wall (2005). Unlikely Entrepreneurs: Catholic Sisters and the Hospital Marketplace, 1865-1925. (Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 344 p.). Assistant Professor of Nursing (Purdue University). Catholic hospitals--United States--Administration--History--19th century; Catholic hospitals--United States--Administration--History--20th century; Monasticism and religious orders for women--United States--History--19th century; Monasticism and religious orders for women--United States--History--20th century; Pastoral medicine--Catholic Church--History--19th century; Pastoral medicine--Catholic Church--History--20th century; Hospitals, Religious--history--United States; Catholicism--United States; History, 19th Century--United States; History, 20th Century--United States; Hospitals, Religious--economics--United States.

Sandra J. Wells (1998). Women Entrepreneurs: Developing Leadership for Success. (New York, NY: Garland, 178 p.). Women-owned business enterprises--United States--Case studies; Businesswomen--United States--Case studies; Self-employed women--United States--Case studies; Entrepreneurship--United States--Case studies; Success in business--United States--Case studies.

Eds. Friederike Welter, David Smallbone and Nina Isakova (4/2006). Enterprising Women in Transition Economies. (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 236 p.). Professor (University of Siegen) and affiliated to the Rhine-Westfalia Institute for Economic Research; Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Associate Director of the Small Business Research Centre (Kingston University); Senior Researcher at the Center for Scientific and Technological Potential and Science History Studies (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine). Businesswomen--Former communist countries; Women-owned business enterprises--Former communist countries; Entrepreneurship--Former communist countries. Female entrepreneurship in European economies that operated under central planning until 1990.

Dorothy Whitner (2003). Life and Times. (Victoria, BC: Trafford Publishing, 433 p.). Second woman in the State of Virginia to obtain her CPA. Whitner, Dorothy; Accountants -- Canada; Bookkeeping--History. 

Kathleen Broome Williams (2004). Grace Hopper: Admiral of the Cyber Sea. (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 240 p.). Hopper, Grace Murray; Women admirals--United States--Biography; Admirals--United States--Biography; Women computer engineers--United States--Biography; Computer engineers--United States--Biography.

Sally Zanjani (1997). A Mine of Her Own: Women Prospectors in the American West, 1850-1950. (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 375 p.). Women miners--West (U.S.)--History; Prospecting--West (U.S.)--History.

Jean Zimmerman (2006). The Women of the House: How a Colonial She-Merchant Built a Mansion, a Fortune, and a Dynasty. (Orlando, FL: Harcourt, Inc., 399 p.). Philipse, Margaret Hardenbroeck; Philipse, Margaret Hardenbroeck --Family; Phillips family; Women merchants --New Netherland --Biography; Merchants --New Netherland --Biography; New Netherland --Biography; New Netherland --Commerce --History; New Netherland --Social conditions; New York (State) --History --Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 --Biography. 1659 - Hardenbroeck Philipse (22) arrived in New Amsterdam from Holland; built empire of trading ships, furs, real estate that included all of Westchester County; became wealthiest in colony.


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100 Women in Hedge Funds                                                                                        

Formed in December 2001 and incorporated as 100 Women in Hedge Funds Association, Inc. in July 2003. The aim is to help advance the hedge fund industry and the business activities of professional women within it. We aim to provide our members and associates with high-level contacts, services and information that will enhance and strengthen their organizations. We sponsor educational programs and seminars, as well as social events, designed to facilitate broader knowledge and opportunity for our colleagues. Members and associates are expected to contribute their talents, expertise and leadership toward the development and implementation of programs and services that enrich one another.

The Center for Executive Women                                                                          

Established in June of 2001 at the Kellogg School of Management, The Center for Executive Women (CEW) is a research, resource and education center. Mission: To understand the issues which impede women's success in top corporate positions; To expand corporations' options for better utilizing the talent of their senior women; To strengthen the management and leadership capabilities of women in business organizations; To expand opportunities at senior corporate levels for women in Fortune 1000 companies.

Center for Women's Business Research                                                                                           

Premier source of knowledge about women business owners and their enterprises worldwide. Since 1989, the Center has documented the economic and social contributions of women business owners and challenged the perceptions of this expanding economic force.

Committee of 200                                                                                                                        

Exclusive highly networked women business leaders with unsurpassed collective influence, connecting and advancing women for a lifetime of business and socially responsible success; invitation only membership organization of the world’s most successful women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders; more than 450 members represent over 100 industries in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada and Latin America; members employ more that 2.5 million people; members generate more than $200 billion in annual revenues.

Council for Women's Entrepreneurship and Leadership (CWEL)                         

Launched in the fall of 2000, is a resource center for and about women entrepreneurs and leaders that focuses on research, resources, relevant education, and relationships. It is our intent to have CWEL become the premier resource center for research, education and information about women's entrepreneurship and leadership serving the school, alumni, University, local and world communities. Each spring, we hold the Women's Leadership Forum, which features a series of presentations, panels and discussions with highly visible women executives and entrepreneurs from around the world.

National Coalition of 100 Black Women                                                                                        

Founded in 1971 - outgrowth of dedicated African American women in New York City. In October 1981 (with more than 900 members) to create a national organization, to expand beyond the boundaries of New York City, and, accordingly, to include the term "National" in the original title. Hosts Annual Madam C.J. Walker Business and Community Recognition Awards (in honor of the first African American female self-made millionaire and business leader, Madam C.J. Walker) - to celebrate the rich tradition of hard work and entrepreneurial spirit that is deeply rooted in the African-American culture.

The Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs                                                         

Founded in 2002, The Stevie Awards (taken from the name Stephen, which is derived from the Greek for "crowned") were created to honor and generate public recognition of the efforts, accomplishments, and positive contributions of companies and business people worldwide. All women entrepreneurs and executives worldwide are eligible to participate. Awards program has been expanded from 18 to 48 categories - ranges from Best Young Entrepreneur, Mentor of the Year, Business Turnaround of the Year, Blog of the Year. The Award is a crystal pyramid held aloft by Stevie - represents the hierarchy of human needs, a system often represented as a pyramid that was developed in the 1960s by psychologist Abraham Maslow, who observed that after their basic needs are met, human beings seek the esteem of their peers.

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Produced by Laurie Kahn-Leavitt (Blueberry Hill Productions, Watertown, MA) - story of Earl Silas Tupper, an ambitious but reclusive small-town inventor, and Brownie Wise, the self-taught sales-woman who built him an empire out of bowls that burped. Brownie was an intuitive marketing genius who trained a small army of Tupperware Ladies to put on Tupperware parties in living rooms across America in the 1950s. She rewarded her sales force with minks and modern appliances at extravagant annual jubilees which the company filmed. Her saleswomen earned thousands, even millions, selling Tupperware. And the experience changed their lives.

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Developed and maintained by the Women's Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Women, Enterprise and Society: A Guide to Resources in the Business Manuscripts Collection at Baker Library                                                                 

Materials in the Business Manuscripts Collection at Baker Library that document women's participation in American business and culture from the eighteenth through the twentieth century.

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Results from this annual survey by the Hollywood Reporter of "the [entertainment] industry's top female executives." Profiles are included for the top five women. Provides the ranking criteria for the list. Does not include a link to archived lists from past years. From the Hollywood Reporter.

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