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Author Sparks, Edith, author

Title Boss lady : how three women entrepreneurs built successful big businesses in the mid-twentieth century / Edith Sparks
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series The Luther H. Hodges Jr. and Luther H. Hodges Sr. series on business, entrepreneurship, and public policy
Luther H. Hodges, Jr. and Luther H. Hodges, Sr. series on business, entrepreneurship, and public policy.
Contents Constructing entrepreneurial pathways -- Government and women's business ownership -- Labor-management relations -- Gender as brand management -- Women and business valuation: asserting self-worth
Summary " ... The careers of three pioneering businesswomen--Tillie Lewis (founder of Flotill Products), Olive Ann Beech (cofounder of Beech Aircraft), and Margaret Rudkin (founder of Pepperidge Farm)--who started their own manufacturing companies in the 1930s, sold them to major corporations in the 1960s and 1970s, and became members of their corporate boards"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Beech, Olive Ann, 1903-1993.
Lewis, Tillie, 1896-1977.
Rudkin, Margaret.
Businesswomen -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Biography.
Women executives -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Biography.
Women-owned business enterprises -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
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