Originally a plastics company, Mattel changed their focus to toys when co-founder Ruth Handler sensed a growing need for toys after the post-war baby-boom. Years later, she would disrupt the toy market by launching a doll for kids in the form of an adult woman. It would be called: Barbie.
Great Women of Business
With Vanessa Richardson and Molly Brandenburg
About Great Women of Business
The wage gap. The motherhood penalty. The glass ceiling. From Coco Chanel to Mrs. Fields, Julia Child to Martha Stewart, business-savvy women have fought sexism all the way to the executive suite. As a special limited-run series, Great Women of Business spotlights inspiring careers, savvy decisions, and catastrophic failures. Each episode tells a different woman's story, and teaches the business principles they used to find success. Great Women of Business is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media production.