April 11, 1995 |
Loida Lewis, a lawyer who assumed control of the nation's largest black-owned business a year after husband-founder Reginald Lewis died, is the most powerful female CEO in America, according to Working Woman. The magazine's May issue, distributed Monday, ranks her No. 1 in its fourth annual list of the Top 50 female business owners. TLC Beatrice's annual revenue totaled $1.82 billion in 1994, the biggest of any female-run company.
April 19, 1993 |
The number of American companies owned or controlled by women has grown to the point where they now employ more people than do all the Fortune 500 companies, according to a magazine report on women in business. In its May issue, Working Woman magazine released its second annual list of leading women business owners, which profiles 50 women who have started, taken over or inherited companies. Their companies are ranked by annual revenue.
December 18, 1990 |
Sharing the Wealth: Not all women are paid less than men. A salary survey by Working Woman magazine shows that Oprah Winfrey makes $38 million a year, compared to only $8 million for Phil Donahue, because, unlike Phil, she owns the exclusive syndication rights to her show. Madonna's $5 million for a two-minute Pepsi commercial also tops the $2 million that Michael J. Fox, who has been making commercials for Pepsi since 1986, makes in a year from Pepsi.
November 13, 1986
Frieda Caplan, chief executive officer and chairman of Frieda's Finest/Produce Specialties Inc. of Los Angeles, has received Working Woman magazine's first Harriet Alger Award for Entrepreneurship. Named in memory of author Horatio Alger, the award was given in recognition of her entrepreneurial spirit, visionary leadership and position as an entrepreneurial role model for women.
November 5, 1988
Jazzercise founder Judi Sheppard Missett of Oceanside has received Working Woman magazine's Harriet Alger Award as "Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year." Missett, whom the magazine describes in its November issue as the "Passionate Pioneer of Fitness Franchising," will be honored in ceremonies Nov. 15 in New York City. Missett developed the concept of Jazzercise in 1969 while performing as a professional dancer and dance teacher in Illinois.