July 13, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic ravages the airline industry, Delta CEO Ed Bastian says he is leading the company through a defining moment. He opens up about how Delta is navigating the crisis, mandating masks on all flights and blocking middle seats. He also pledges as CEO to stand against racism and is committed to promoting more African-American executives throughout the company. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
June 11, 2020
Airbnb Co-Founder and CEO Brian Chesky is no stranger to leading a company through a crisis. He launched the vacation rental company in 2008 during the middle of a global recession, and now he is guiding it through a decimated travel sector due to the coronavirus pandemic. He opens up about Airbnb's response to Covid-19, how it has impacted the company and where they can go from here.
May 28, 2020
Salesforce Founder and CEO Marc Benioff is calling for a more compassionate capitalism amid Covid-19. He feels CEOs and businesses have the responsibility to think about all of their stakeholders, not just their shareholders.
May 14, 2020
How do you date during a global pandemic? Whitney Wolfe Herd, the founder and CEO of the dating app Bumble, says her company is helping their users answer that question and find connection from a distance. She talks about how this pandemic may permanently change the way people date, and how Bumble is positioning itself in a competitive market for dating services.
April 30, 2020
Arlan Hamilton, Managing Partner and Founder of Backstage Capital, knows what it's like to start a business in the face of extreme adversity. Before she founded her venture capital fund five years ago, she was living on food stamps and sleeping in airports. She's focused on investing in underrepresented entrepreneurs - women, people of color, and LGBTQ founders - and is finding inventive ways to support the companies in her portfolio during the coronavirus.
April 23, 2020
Cleveland Cavaliers player and five-time NBA all-star Kevin Love opens up about what he calls "the pandemic nobody is talking about" - mental health. He shares his personal struggles with anxiety and depression and why he is motivated to talk more openly about mental health, especially during the coronavirus pandemic when people are isolated from one another.
April 16, 2020
For years, Bill and Melinda Gates have been warning about the threat of a global pandemic. Now they are fighting as hard as they can to save lives as the world struggles to combat Covid-19. The Gates Foundation is making billions of dollars available, in part to develop eight different vaccines, hoping to find one that works. In an exclusive interview, Melinda warns of the impact the coronavirus has on the most vulnerable communities in the United States and the risk it poses in the developing world.
April 9, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic has forced schools across the country to close, educators have scrambled to get their curriculum and their students online. Joe Holland, CEO of Teachers Pay Teachers, and Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, talk about how their organizations are supporting teachers, students, and parents during the coronavirus, and the particular challenges that students from lower socio-economic backgrounds face.
April 2, 2020
Coronavirus poses a higher risk for America's most vulnerable and nonprofit leaders are trying to help - including pregnant women and mothers with newborns, millions of people living in poverty, and children who depend on free meals from school. Christy Turlington Burns of Every Mother Counts, Wes Moore of the Robin Hood Foundation and Lauren Bush Lauren of FEED discuss the biggest challenges they face and what their organizations are doing to support those in need.
March 26, 2020
Americans are alarmed by empty grocery shelves, but Land O'Lakes President and CEO Beth Ford expresses confidence in the nation's food supply chain and farmers. She recognizes challenges with distribution as states are enforcing stay-at-home orders and there is a surging food demand during the coronavirus outbreak.
March 24, 2020
As restaurants across the country are being ordered to shut down, large and small-business owners in the restaurant industry are trying to determine how they can sustain themselves during this time and what it means for their many employees who are suddenly out of work. Together, Chef Thomas Keller of the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group and Danny Meyer of Union Square Hospitality Group share how they are handling the crisis, establishing employee relief funds, and supporting their supply chains. And Minneapolis restaurant owner Eric Dayton weighs in on what he is doing for his own employees who lost their jobs overnight.
March 19, 2020
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says her company is responding quickly to the challenges presented by the outbreak of COVID-19. She says Facebook is finding and removing false information about the virus from the platform, and that they are continuing to pay employees and contractors to ease their financial stresses during this period of uncertainty.
March 9, 2020
Cathy Engelbert left her job as CEO of Deloitte to become the first Commissioner of the WNBA. In her first year on the job, she's been able to negotiate a new contract for the players and is focused on making the league profitable. She also recounts her meeting with Kobe Bryant when she first took the job and all he meant to women in basketball. Produced by Haley Draznin, Zachary St Louis, Raj Makhija, CNN.
February 17, 2020
Lime CEO Brad Bao has scaled the e-scooter company into a multibillion dollar business, but that hasn't come without challenges and concerns with safety, infrastructure, and the environment. He opens up about lessons learned in his career, how his upbringing in China inspired his entrepreneurship, and why he wants to get more women in leadership positions and on the board. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
January 20, 2020
**A live CNN podcast recording with Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer and CEO Randy Garutti** Danny Meyer, founder and CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, is known for New York City institutions like Union Square Café and Gramercy Tavern. In 2001, he founded Shake Shack in a park by accident and CEO Randy Garutti helped bring the company public in 2014. They are focused on creating an inclusive culture with wages, equality, four-day work weeks and a supportive community as a way to both attract and retain talent. The two discuss leadership lessons they've learned from each other over the years, the plant-based diet trend, how their upbringings shaped them in the hospitality industry and some of their most memorable guests. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
January 6, 2020
Fashion designer Eileen Fisher launched her clothing brand in the 1980s with just $350 and has grown it into a $400 million company. She opens up about her decision to keep the company private and let her employees own nearly half of it. She shares her journey as a female founder and CEO, explains why she meditates every morning and discusses the importance of CEOs speaking out on social issues. She also gives her advice to working mothers and talks about the impact her own mother's struggles had on her. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
December 16, 2019
Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate, says she is not afraid of anything anymore. She's faced discrimination, survived breast cancer, and lived through the unimaginable loss of a child. She shares the leadership lessons she has learned from the c-suite to the debate stage, and what she thinks of the current political climate, impeaching President Trump and the state of the Republican party. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
December 2, 2019
Ben Horowitz, co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz, is out with a new book on company culture "What You Do is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture." He discusses how lessons learned from unexpected leaders can transform business, weighs in on workplace culture at Lyft, Uber and WeWork, and defends Facebook as it faces scrutiny from lawmakers. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
November 19, 2019
In a special *crossover* episode with ABC News No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis, CNN's Poppy Harlow is joined by her friend and fellow journalist Rebecca Jarvis. The two grew up in Minnesota together and both became journalists in New York City. Rebecca opens up about her career and her journey to motherhood. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. Listen to CNN's Poppy Harlow as a guest on ABC News No Limits here:
November 18, 2019
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President and CEO Mary Daly is the third woman among the 12 presidents of the Fed's regional banks. She has defied odds after dropping out of high school, earning a GED and PhD, and becoming a key player in crafting U.S. monetary policy. She's making income inequality a key part of her agenda and is calling out a "diversity crisis" in economics. As the Fed lowers rates for a third time this year, she stands by the decision and responds to President Trump's criticism of the institution. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
November 5, 2019
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President and CEO Mary Daly is the third woman among the 12 presidents of the Fed's regional banks. She has defied odds after dropping out of high school, earning a GED and PhD, and becoming a key player in crafting U.S. monetary policy. She's making income inequality a key part of her agenda and is calling out a "diversity crisis" in economics. As the Fed lowers rates for a third time this year, she stands by the decision and responds to President Trump's criticism of the institution. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
October 25, 2019
In a live interview at CITIZEN by CNN conference, former Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein discusses the state of capitalism, why he thinks the rich should pay more taxes and the impact of the 2020 election on the U.S. economy. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
October 17, 2019
Salesforce Founder, Chairman and co-CEO Marc Benioff is out with a new book "Trailblazer." He argues capitalism is dead and a new form of capitalism is needed. He calls for higher taxes on the wealthy and admits CEOs have largely gotten a pass. He also weighs in on big tech regulation and says Facebook must be broken up. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
October 14, 2019
Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith has a warning for all of big tech and the Americans who depend on it. He explains why technology is both a tool and a weapon, argues a national privacy law is needed, and shares why he is so concerned about facial recognition technology. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
September 30, 2019
Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynthia Marshall is the first African-American woman to lead an NBA team. She was hired by owner Mark Cuban to transform the organization's workplace culture after numerous reports of sexual misconduct were uncovered. She also opens up about her faith, motherhood, losing her child and beating cancer. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
September 5, 2019
Dick Parsons' long career has largely been about turning around companies and organizations in the middle of a crisis - from Dime Bancorp to Time Warner to Citigroup and the Los Angeles Clippers to CBS. He opens up about why having a sense of humor was a big reason for his success in politics and business, his years at the White House and why he never ran for office and perhaps the biggest challenge he is facing now as he battles cancer. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
August 19, 2019
Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, known from Facebook fame and "The Social Network," co-founded Gemini, a cryptocurrency exchange. The twin brothers explain why they are open to joining Facebook's Libra Association despite previously suing Mark Zuckerberg, their efforts to get more women to join the cryptocurrency industry, and their assessment of the risks associated with bitcoin. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
August 16, 2019
In a special CNN documentary "The Age of Amazon," European Commissioner of Competition Margrethe Vestager, the EU's top antitrust official, explains why she has launched an investigation of Amazon. Watch the full documentary report "The Age of Amazon" on CNN Go. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
August 7, 2019
In a special live CNN Business conversation called "The Table," Ford President and CEO Jim Hackett discusses the major disruption technology has on the auto industry and why he is not worried about competition from Tesla and Amazon. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
July 22, 2019
Lauren Bush Lauren, co-founder and CEO of FEED, saw the reality of childhood hunger firsthand while traveling with the World Food Programme and was inspired to design the FEED bag. To date, FEED has provided more than 107 million meals around the world through the sale of bags, accessories and home goods. She opens up about her journey as a social entrepreneur, building a brand and starting a movement, her role as CEO speaking out on social issues, and the impact her late grandparents President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush had on her. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
July 4, 2019
Husband and wife founders Neil & Rachel Blumenthal talk about the the wild ride of being founders, raising money, and raising a family. They compare the vast differences in their fundraising experiences. Rachel is the founder of Rockets of Awesome, a kids clothing subscription service. Her husband Neil Blumenthal is co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
June 16, 2019
*EXCLUSIVE* Google CEO Sundar Pichai weighs in on privacy, diversity, Artificial Intelligence, the spread of misinformation and hate speech on YouTube, gender and diversity issues at the company and employee walkouts, and he reacts to the expected US antitrust probe into his company. He opens up about how his upbringing in India with little access to technology impacts his work. CNN received rare access inside a Google data center in Pryor, Oklahoma where the big tech company is adding hundreds of jobs and investing across the Midwest. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
June 3, 2019
Billionaire investor and philanthropist Glenn Hutchins explains why he's committed millions of dollars toward improving race relations in the United States through the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University. He also opens up about "reforming capitalism" so it works for more Americans, calls for regulation of big tech companies, and why he's making a bet on the future of cryptocurrency. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
May 20, 2019
Actress Sophia Bush is teaming up with entrepreneurs Nia Batts and Katy Cockrel to partner and invest in Detroit Blows, a blowdry salon that is contributing to Detroit's comeback. They open up about why they aim to build a more inclusive space for women with all hair types, the challenges they face raising money as female founders, and their philanthropic arm, Detroit Grows. This interview was recorded in front of a live audience at the Fashion Tech Forum in New York City. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
May 5, 2019
*BONUS* Melinda Gates has dedicated her life's work to achieving equality for all women, and shares her experiences in her new book "The Moment of Lift." She opens up about the hurdles she faced as one of the first female MBA employees at Microsoft, how she established a more equal partnership with her husband Bill, and her struggles to reconcile her work on contraceptives for women around the world and her Catholic faith. Recorded in Dallas in front of a live audience on "The Moment of Lift" book tour. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
April 29, 2019
Mindy Grossman, President and CEO of WW, formerly known as Weight Watchers, is focusing is leading the turnaround of the weight loss company into a wellness brand. She opens up about her leadership journey, using big data to better understand consumers, and Oprah Winfrey's impact. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
April 15, 2019
Kara Swisher, co-founder and executive editor of Recode, has covered the tech industry since the 1990s. She opens up about her storied career holding Tech CEOs accountable, why she thinks Silicon Valley needs Chief Ethics Officers with power, and her call for Congress to start regulating tech giants. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
April 1, 2019
In a one-on-one conversation at SXSW, Gwyneth Paltrow opens up about leading her lifestyle brand Goop, becoming CEO and the life-changing journey that took her from actress to the C-Suite. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
March 19, 2019
*EXCLUSIVE* JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon sits down with CNN's Poppy Harlow to talk about the future of work, why his bank is investing hundreds of millions of dollars to train the employees of the future, and how he sees the U.S. economy right now.
March 4, 2019
Since its 2016 acquisition by Unilever, Dollar Shave Club has overhauled its business model from a subscription razor service to include a variety of male-care products like fragrance, toothpaste, hair gel, and body wash. Founder and CEO Michael Dubin opens up about taking on competitors in the industry and how his background in improv and marketing is key to the company's success. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
February 18, 2019
As the race for ride-hailing services Lyft and Uber to go public, Lyft co-founder and President John Zimmer believes there is nothing for his company to admire about rival Uber. He admits eliminating car ownership is their biggest business goal, explains why expanding to China is a risky market, and share how the company is committed to improving safety for all its passengers and drivers. He also opens up about the personal struggles he has faced as a Silicon Valley leader. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
February 4, 2019
SoulCycle CEO Melanie Whelan opens up about the brand's decision to not go public, monthly meetings with her "millennial mentor," and why SoulCycle looks at Disney and Starbucks to think outside the box. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
January 30, 2019
*BONUS* Former Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz details his personal journey from growing up in public housing in Brooklyn to his decades long career at Starbucks and now his potential bid for the White House. He reveals why he is seriously considering running as an Independent in the 2020 presidential election, shares his vision for America, and offers a candid take on President Trump and the State of the Union. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
January 21, 2019
Scott Harrison went from nightclub promoter to founder of charity: water. His mission? To bring clean water to millions of people around the world. He describes himself as a "prodigal son" who left his conservative Christian home to climb New York City's social scene and opens up about his epiphany to turn his life around. He explains the nonprofit's promise to allocate 100% of public donations directly to fund clean water projects and how a lack of access to clean water contributes to gender disparity in developing nations. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
January 7, 2019
Edible Arrangements founder Tariq Farid turned a single flower shop selling creative fruit baskets into a multimillion dollar global business with 1,200+ franchisees. An immigrant from Pakistan who moved to the United States when he was 13 years old, he responds to recent rhetoric around immigration and says diversity is key to America's strength. He shares the lessons learned from his first job working at McDonalds and calls for more recognition of small business owners by leaders in Washington. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
December 24, 2018
Cindy Robbins, President and Chief People Officer at Salesforce, reports to CEO Marc Benioff and is tackling pay equality at the company. She has lead three internal audits of Salesforce's pay practices and notes there is still more work to do. Why she credits her Mexican-American heritage for instilling the work ethic and values that helped guide her to leadership, and how she has learned to overcome being an introverted leader. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
December 10, 2018
Kendra Scott -- jewelry designer, CEO, and philanthropist -- started her business with just $500, stringing beads together in a spare bedroom in her Texas home with a newborn son. Today she has grown it into a billion-dollar business with 90 stores and 2,000 employees. She opens up about her team of "super seven" who have been by her side since day one, how the Trump administration's tariffs are affecting her business, and if she still take the company public one day. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
November 26, 2018
Tim Ryan, U.S. Chairman and senior partner at PwC, launched companywide conversations about race following a series of police-involved shootings in the summer of 2016. How he defied critics who questioned what he knew about the challenges of diversity and why he started the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion council with more than 500 CEOs who have signed on to his diversity pledge. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
November 12, 2018
*EXCLUSIVE* Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls himself a "feminist," explains why he mandated a gender-balanced cabinet when he took office, and admits diversity is "fundamental to governing well." He describes how he negotiates with President Trump, and issues a staunch defense of the free press. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
October 29, 2018
Actress Jennifer Garner is teaming up John Foraker, former CEO of Annie's Organic, to build a new organic baby food company -- Once Upon a Farm. They are on a mission to provide more access to fresh and nutritious baby foods and they are committed to sending a message when it comes to company culture and family leave. This is new venture is personal for Garner who grew up surrounded by generational poverty in West Virginia, and is an Ambassador for Save the Children where she's working to tackle rural poverty across the country. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
October 15, 2018
*EXCLUSIVE* Dr. Priscilla Chan co-founded the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative with her husband Mark Zuckerberg. Their goal is to advance human potential and promote equal opportunity while curing, preventing or managing all diseases by the end of the century. She opens up about her organization's mission, how she has lived the American Dream as a child of immigrants from Vietnam and calls it a "miracle" that she is here today. She also explains why she wants to take luck out of the equation for all children. Produced by Julian Cummings and Haley Draznin, CNN.
October 1, 2018
Beth Ford is the newly appointed President and CEO of Land O'Lakes, and the first woman to run the company. She also makes history as the first openly gay woman to run a Fortune 500 Company. She opens up about her rise to the top and what the Trump administration's tariffs mean for their farmers. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
September 29, 2018
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson is transforming the telecommunications giant into a modern media company following the merger with Time Warner. He opens up about the challenges he faces with AT&T's debt load and government regulation regarding privacy issues, and defends the company's commitment to a free press. Note: AT&T owns WarnerMedia which owns CNN. This interview was recorded live at The Relevance Conference in Santa Barbara. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
September 24, 2018
Once a political refugee, Peter Georgescu came to the United States in the 1950s and went on to build a storied business career, which included being CEO and chairman of the global advertising firm Young & Rubicam. He has lived the American Dream and is now calling on corporate America to do more to help narrow the income gap. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
September 10, 2018
The Skimm co-founders and co-CEOs, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, have grown their company to more than 6 million newsletter subscribers today. They open up about the initial challenges they faced getting investors on board, why they feel a responsibility to educate their audience, and how they are using their platform to get more millennials to register to vote. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
September 4, 2018
*BONUS* Billionaire investor Warren Buffett opens up about how he thinks the economy is doing under the Trump administration, shares his thoughts on the future of the Democratic party, explains his decision to launch a health care company, and why he is optimistic about the future of Apple. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
August 27, 2018
It's been six years since Brit Morin launched Brit + Co, a digital media company with an audience and employee base that's largely female. She opens up about the challenges she faced raising money as a female entrepreneur, why she still feels "unconscious bias" exists for women in tech, and her decision to cover political issues on her platforms. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
August 13, 2018
Jane Fraser, CEO of Citigroup Latin America, is responsible for the bank's operations in 23 countries, including Mexico, and remains one of the few female executives for the region. She's one of the most powerful women in banking and is often cited as a contender for the top post of one of Wall Street's biggest banks. How she helped turnaround Citi's reputation following the 2008 financial crisis -- running CitiMortgages -- and how she has attained new leadership skills as a working mother. Produced by Haley Draznin.
July 30, 2018
Stitch Fix Founder and CEO Katrina Lake is the youngest woman to take a company public. She launched her tech retail startup in 2011 and it has since grown into a multibillion dollar company. She opens up about the struggles she faced raising money, why she never expected to be a CEO, her commitment to ending sexism in Silicon Valley, and how being a mother changed her leadership style. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
July 16, 2018
Legendary singer-songwriter Jewel became homeless when she was 16 years old and was later discovered singing at a coffee shop. She opens up about how she used mindfulness to help cope with her tough childhood and pitfalls in her music career. Today, she is on a mission to help other people learn healthy mental fitness habits through her "Never Broken" platform and is partnering with corporate America to increase wellness in the workplace. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
July 2, 2018
Rent the Runway CEO Jenn Hyman recently equalized benefits for all company employees giving both salaried and hourly workers the same bereavement, parental leave, family sick leave, and sabbatical packages. She says she was perpetuating income inequality and it is the responsibility of business leaders to act like moral leaders.. She also opens up about her pledge to put H&M and Zara out of business and she shares her advice for female entrepreneurs today. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
June 18, 2018
Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford remembers being called an "environmental wacko" when he joined Ford in the 1970s. He has since worked to change the company's outlook on the environment and today he is focusing on the future of transportation. He opens up about why he's bullish on Detroit and Ford's role in reviving an iconic part of the city. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
June 4, 2018
Mylan CEO Heather Bresch became the first woman to run a major pharmaceutical company in 2012. She opens about her experience being the only woman at the table, how the company's EpiPen controversy was a "defining moment" and made her a stronger leader, the state of health care in the country today and why she says Congress is not solution oriented despite being the daughter of West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
May 21, 2018
Legendary ballerina Misty Copeland has made history becoming the first African-American principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre. She opens up about her journey from the basketball court to center stage, the ballet world's race problem today and her mission to help fix it, and why partnering with brands empowers her as a black woman. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
May 7, 2018
Adena Friedman joined Nasdaq as as an intern in 1993 and has risen through the ranks to President and CEO. She opens up about Nasdaq's transformation from a stock exchange to a technology company, why she's optimistic about cryptocurrencies, her mission to recruit more women in finance, and attributes her success to her parents' influence. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
April 23, 2018
Julie Sweet, CEO of Accenture North America, is committed to achieving 50% gender parity at the firm by 2025. Why she says "diversity is critical" for companies today as they continue to be disrupted by innovation and how "empathy" has guided her journey from top corporate lawyer to CEO. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
April 9, 2018
Geisha Williams, President and CEO of PG&E Corp., made history last year becoming the first Latina CEO of a Fortune 500 Company. Cuban-born, she immigrated to the United States with her parents in 1967 and opens up about how her family embodies the American Dream. She weighs in on the immigration debate today, and shares how the "power of mentorship" helped guide her to the C-Suite and her take on the future of the energy industry. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
March 26, 2018
Arianna Huffington is one of the most influential women in media, but today she is focused on improving corporate wellness as the founder and CEO of Thrive Global. She opens up about her mother's influence on her career, how she is helping to rebuild Uber's culture as a board member, and her message to media outlets today in the fight against fake news. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
March 12, 2018
Glossier founder and CEO Emily Weiss is taking on the beauty industry, creating a personalized experience for customers online. She explains why her customers are the brand's influencers and co-creators. She shares her journey from Vogue assistant to CEO, the challenges she faces as a female-led startup, and how her father lived the American Dream. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
February 26, 2018
Bank of America Vice Chairman Anne Finucane was tasked with repairing Bank of America's reputation following the 2008 financial crisis. She opens up about the challenging professional obstacles she has faced, her rise to the top as a woman in finance, and work/life balance as a mother of four. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
February 12, 2018
In a rare interview, Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg reflects on her place in history -- from her childhood in Brooklyn to her journey to the high court. She opens up about her decades long fight for women's equality, what she thinks about the #MeToo movement, and how she sees the court today amid the division in Washington D.C. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
February 5, 2018
Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey continues to expand the company's beverage portfolio beyond soda to include water and juices. He also weighs in on the Coke's role in the fight against obesity and diabetes, the brand's new recycling initiative and his relationship with Warren Buffett, the company's largest shareholder. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
January 22, 2018
Mellody Hobson is the President of Ariel Investments, a Chicago-based investment firm with $12.4 billion in assets under management. She is the first African-American woman to chair the Economic Club of Chicago and sits on the board of Starbucks and Estee Lauder. She is committed to promoting diversity and thinks we should all talk about race more openly. She credits her single mother for her strength and independence today, and explains how she is passing that down to her young daughter. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
January 15, 2018
*BONUS* Bozoma Saint John joined Uber as Chief Brand Officer six months ago with a "personal mission" to build the company's culture and help turn it around after sexual harassment within Uber, numerous lawsuits and leadership shakeups. A former Apple and Pepsi executive, she shares how her strong Ghana roots inspire her work, and doesn't rule out a run for public office one day. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
January 8, 2018
Kathryn Smith became the first full-time female coach in the NFL last season for the Buffalo Bills. She didn't set out to be a "trailblazer," but hopes more women will follow in her path. Why she says coaches and players aren't focused on gender at all, how her father's support helped her achieve her dream, and the future of her coaching career. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
December 25, 2017
Wes Moore, CEO of Robin Hood, a poverty-fighting nonprofit organization in New York City, says we need to create a "battle plan" to eradicate poverty. He sees both political parties in Washington failing the American people on this issue, and calls to revise policies. He says this is a personal mission for him and shares how his childhood inspired his work today, and why he is focused on creating opportunities for the less fortunate. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
December 11, 2017
*BONUS* Naomi Gleit, VP of Social Good at Facebook, is the third longest serving Facebook employee, and is tasked with the goal of helping the social giant reach its next billion users. She opens up about working with CEO Mark Zuckerberg, how she defied her parents who wanted her to become an investment banker, the challenges for women in Silicon Valley today and why Sheryl Sandberg is her hero. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
December 4, 2017
Actress Jessica Alba co-founded The Honest Company in 2011 after an allergic reaction to baby detergent, and has since grown the company into a multimillion dollar business. She shares her inspiration behind the brand, her efforts to get more women involved in leadership roles at the company, and how her parents instilled hard work and fearlessness in her at an early age. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
November 20, 2017
Global health advocate and former supermodel Christy Turlington Burns founded the maternal health organization, Every Mother Counts, after a potentially life-threatening complication delivering her first child. She describes how her late father inspired her advocacy work and opens up about how she gained more confidence from education than modeling. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
November 13, 2017
*BONUS* Salesforce founder and CEO Marc Benioff says "we are at a precipice right now" on equality. He weighs in on the role tech companies should play in the wake of Russian meddling in the U.S. election, his one-on-one meeting with President Trump, and how Steve Jobs changed his life. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
November 6, 2017
Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg is known for her iconic wrap dress that catapulted her to success in the 1970s, but today she is embarking on what she calls her "third act," using her voice to empower women and girls around the world. She opens about her late mother - a Holocaust survivor, and shares her take on the DVF brand in a fashion industry defined by technology and millennial consumers. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
October 23, 2017
Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson details his nearly 50-year career in his new book, "Finding My Virginity." He opens up about founding the Virgin Group, launching more than 300 businesses -- from Virgin Records to Virgin Airlines to Virgin Galactic -- and his relationship with his children and wife. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
October 18, 2017
*BONUS* Former Fox news anchor Gretchen Carlson never expected to become the face of sexual harassment, but is on a mission today to help women fight back. She warns that human resources departments aren't always there to advocate for employees, and explains why she is meeting with Congress to make forced arbitration clauses illegal. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
October 16, 2017
Tim Armstrong, CEO of Oath -- the newly merged AOL and Yahoo -- shares the importance of building trustworthy brands in today's media landscape, his take on the fake news problem, and why he's on a mission to have women represent 50% of the company's leadership by 2020. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
October 5, 2017
*BONUS* Melinda Gates discusses the release of the Gates Foundation "Goalkeepers" report that tracks the progress of 18 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The report looks at progress made on issues including maternal health and child mortality as well as sanitation and financial services for the poor. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
September 25, 2017
In a candid conversation at CNNMoney's American Opportunity Breakfast, Melinda Gates talks about why she's decided to dedicate her life to helping empower women - and the challenges she sees in the business world today. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
September 18, 2017
Jim Koch, founder of Samuel Adams beer and chairman of Boston Beer Company, is a sixth generation brewer who left his fancy consulting job in the 1980s to fulfill his family's passion. He shares the lessons he learned along the way, and how he lived his father's American dream. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
September 15, 2017
*BONUS* In an exclusive interview, Hollywood legend Robert De Niro shares why he is committed to helping rebuild the island of Barbuda after Hurricane Irma. He also weighs in on this moment in America - will we come together or become further divided? Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
September 4, 2017
Hotel mogul J.W. "Bill" Marriott Jr. has led his family business for the last 40 years, after founding it with his father back in 1957. He shares the advice he has carried on with him from President Eisenhower, the future of the Marriott brand, and today's political climate from the perspective of a longtime Washington D.C. family. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
August 21, 2017
Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, is helping to bridge the opportunity gap for young girls through coding. How failure inspired her to start the nonprofit, why she says girls use technology different than boys to solve big problems, and her work with lawmakers on bipartisan support for computer science education. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
August 7, 2017
Kat Cole, the newly named Chief Operating Officer and President of North America for food giant Focus Brands, opens up about why she still digs in the trash, her ambition to be a CEO one day, and how being raised by a single mom on a $10/week food budget shaped her. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
July 24, 2017
Ursula Burns, former CEO of Xerox, sits down for a conversation about economic opportunity in the United States. She discusses her upbringing and education, things she learned from her mother, why she doesn't plan to run for public office and sexism in the workplace. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
July 11, 2017
KIND Founder and CEO Daniel Lubetzky shares his mission to "build bridges between people" through his "not-only-for-profit" business, how he took on the FDA, and the impact his father has had on him. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
June 26, 2017
Tamara Mellon is the co-founder of Jimmy Choo, and now her namesake brand. She opens up about her passionate fight for pay equality for women, and tells us why she is taking her new brand digital first. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
June 12, 2017
Bobbi Brown is known for her namesake cosmetics line, but she's stepping away from it after 25 years and becoming what she calls the entrepreneur of her life. She shares her passion for empowering young women, and how her parents underestimated her success early on. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
May 29, 2017
Venture Capitalist Kirsten Green is the founder of Forerunner Ventures, and has made big bets on brands like Warby Parker, Birchbox, Bonobos, Jet and Dollar Shave Club. She's a rare woman in a sector dominated by men, and shares her commitment to diversity in Silicon Valley and her candid take on sexism there. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
May 15, 2017
Fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff is integrating cutting edge technology both on and off the runway, and is committed to helping women entrepreneurs and young girls in the STEM field. She shares her take on balancing her career and family, and building her brand along with her brother, Uri Minkoff. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
May 8, 2017
At CNNMoney's American Opportunity breakfast, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki talks about sexism in Silicon Valley, closing the opportunity gap, and the diversity problem in tech. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
May 1, 2017
From selling fax machines door-to-door to founding SPANX, Sara Blakely talks about her path to remarkable success, how she started SPANX with $5,000 after cutting the feet off her pantyhose, and why she's now committed to giving half of her wealth to charity. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
April 20, 2017
Brad Keywell is the co-founder of Uptake Technologies, Lightbank, and Groupon, and has launched over a dozen companies. But don't call him a Silicon Valley darling -- he's committed to seeing Chicago rise as a tech hub. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
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