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“When trends inspire the way we live, they become fashion. This is true whether you’re selecting an outfit or choosing items for your home. At KathyIreland.com, we believe fashion is both color and a destination. How? Easy. It’s the colors you choose for yourself and the destination that you want to visit with your apparel.”
Luisa Kroll Forbes Staff
This story appears in the June 15, 2015 issue of Forbes.
Forbes has compiled its first ever list of the nation’s top 50 most successful, self-made women as measured by their net worths. The exclusive freshman class includes entrepreneurs, CEOs, entertainers, designers and even an author. Some of the list members are extremely well-known, starting with the likes of Oprah Winfrey andFacebook’s Sheryl Sandberg. Others like Kathy Fields and Katie Rodan, dermatologists who created acne treatment Proactiv and now have another skin care company, aren’t quite household names yet but may be on their way.
Elizabeth Holmes, who dropped out of Stanford to launch blood testing firm Theranos in 2003, tops the list with a net worth of $4.5 billion. At age 31, she is also the world’s youngest female billionaire. Other notables who made the cut include Eren Ozmen, who is chairman of Sierra Nevada, the biggest female-owned federal contractor in the U.S.; creator of American Girl dolls Pleasant Rowland; prolific novelist Nora Roberts and Martine Rothblatt, a transgender woman who founded and runs biotech firm United Therapeutics.
A remarkable 20 of the self-made women reside in the truly Golden state of California. Many of them are in technology including Weili Dai, cofounder of semiconductor firm Marvell Technology; Lynda Weinman, who sold her Lynda.com to LinkedIn for $1.5 billion in May; and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. But a number made their money in other ways. With her husband, Kit Crawford built Clif Bar into a successful maker of organic nutritional bars and drinks now sold in 14 countries. Former fashion model Kathy Ireland, who graced Sports Illustrated’s swimsuit issue for 13 years, is a licensing mogul who has lent her name to some 17,000 unglamorous products from socks to ceiling fans.
LOS ANGELES, May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — “Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®” announces its premiere episode is set to debut on May 17thon Fox Business Network and on Bloomberg International as part of the sponsored programming lineup.
Developed by MMP (USA), Inc. and kathy ireland Worldwide®, Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® is a weekly half-hour show featuring global executives sharing their business insights and framing the opportunities shaping their industries.
“We are delighted by this premiere. It is a great joy to join forces with Tom Clynes and the extraordinary people of MMP. The concept of sponsored television is a bold, innovative and powerful opportunity for business leaders to tell their stories, globally in their own way. In life and business, there are no guarantees. We support this business model for emerging companies and startups. We are very excited about Worldwide Business as television that matters and offers platforms to people who are bringing their own brands to market,” said Kathy Ireland, Chair, CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland Worldwide.
The show will extend beyond the weekly on-air program with digital content delivered on various video platforms and across social media.
“Technology is providing viewers access to content across more screens than ever before which is driving the need for brands to stay connected with their audiences in unique ways. Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® provides that opportunity. And, who better to lead and share this compelling content than one of the world’s greatest corporate leaders,Kathy Ireland?” said Thomas W. Clynes, Executive Producer of Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®.
“On this upcoming series, we go deep into the heart of brands, our production crews are capturing real-world solutions in countries all over the globe as interview some of the brightest minds in business. We’ve had the privilege of producing engaging conversations that we are proud to share with the world,” said Clynes.
Tune in to view Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® on May 17th at5:30pm EST on Fox Business Network (as pd. prog) and on Bloomberg International at 8:30am CET, 3:00pm HKT, and 10:00am CDT. Check your local listings for market airtimes.
About kathy ireland® Worldwide
Founded in 1993, the kathy ireland Worldwide® brand, celebrates a lifestyle. The missions of “…finding solutions for families, especially busy moms™,” “…finding solutions for people in love™,” and “…finding solutions for business people™,” translates to all kiWW® collections, including: fashion, fine jewelry, intimate apparel, accessories, weddings, home, office and more.
kiWW’s unique capability to design and translate fashion trends for all markets and price points allows it to develop product for a wide variety of customer tastes. Listed as the 28th most powerful brand globally by License Global Magazine, with annual merchandise sales of $2 billion, according to Forbes Magazine, the success of kathy ireland Worldwide® is the result of teamwork and dedication. According to Fairchild Publication, Kathy Ireland is one of the 50 most influential people in fashion.
About Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®
Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® is a weekly business television program featuring real-world insights from corporate executives from all over the globe.
Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® airs Sunday evenings throughoutNorth America on Fox Business Network (as pd. prog) and to over 50 countries throughout the world through Bloomberg International.
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About kathy ireland Worldwide® (kiWW®):
Founded in 1993, the kathy ireland Worldwide® brand, celebrates a lifestyle. The missions of “...finding solutions for families, especially busy moms™,”
“...finding solutions for people in love™,” and
“...finding solutions for people in business™,” translate to all kiWW® collections, including: fashion, fine jewelry, intimate apparel, skincare, accessories, weddings, home, office and more. kiWW’s unique capability to design and translate fashion trends for all markets and price points allows it to develop product for a wide variety of customer tastes.
Listed as the 28th most powerful brand globally, by License Global Magazine, with annual merchandise sales of $2 billion, according to Forbes Magazine, the success of kathy ireland Worldwide® is the result of teamwork and dedication. According to Fairchild Publications, Kathy Ireland is one of the 50 most influential people in fashion.
Kathy and kiWW® support many non-profits including; YWCA, Dream Foundation, Providence Educational Foundation, 911 for Kids/AEFK, Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
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