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Nancy Koehn is a historian at the Harvard Business School where she holds the James E. Robison chair of Business Administration. Koehn's research focuses on how leaders, past and present,[…]

Nancy Koehn on the secrets of female success

Topic: Women in Business

Nancy Koehn: First there's this explosion of women going into the entrepreneurial field if you will, or onto the entrepreneurial ocean and bravely sailing forth to create their own businesses and their own products. And I'm not just talking about women with rich educations and many, many sort of economic assets. I'm talking about women at all points along the social spectrum who are, you know, building beauty shops; setting up small schools for their kids; opening up new telecommunications ventures; creating a beauty company to sell to a larger beauty corporation; women doing astounding things all over the map for a variety of reasons not the least of which is being their own boss and having control of their time. But women are now starting in this country more businesses than men by some measure. And that's interesting, and exciting, and different than the past.

Recorded On: 6/12/07

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