You are here

Share Share Share Share Share Share Share

Entrepreneurs

Sara Blakely

sarah_blakely_copy.jpg
Sara Blakely, entrepreneur and creator of Spanx.
Courtesy of Spanx.com
Rights
JWA use only on jwa.org

Sara Blakely, entrepreneur and creator of Spanx.

Courtesy of Spanx.com

Related content:

Iris Apfel

iris-apfel-portrait_bruce-weber_-1.jpg
Iris Apfel.
Photograph by Bruce Weber, courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum.
Rights
JWA use only on jwa.org

Iris Apfel.

Photograph by Bruce Weber, courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum.

Related content:

Ida Cohen Rosenthal

12-29-laskin-ftr.jpg
Ida Cohen Rosenthal.
Courtesy of David Laskin.
Rights
JWA use only on jwa.org

Ida Cohen Rosenthal.

Courtesy of David Laskin.

Related content:

Frieda Barkin Hennock

The first woman ever appointed to the Federal Communications Commission, Frieda Barkin Hennock argued that women had a disproportionate stake in the media and helped establish public broadcasting.

Sylvia Hassenfeld

Sylvia Hassenfeld led the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) through the humanitarian crisis of the Soviet Union’s collapse and the massive airlift of Ethiopian Jews.

Edith Gregor Halpert

Edith Gregor Halpert helped influence American artistic tastes through her galleries championing both modern and folk art.

Jean Gordon

Already a successful businesswoman who had created a popular textile company, Jean Gordon launched a remarkable second career as the owner and publisher of Dance Magazine.

Hattie Carnegie, 1955

hattie_carnegie.jpg
Designer Hattie Carnegie sits and holds her dog.
Photograph by John Engstead.
Rights
Public Domain

Designer Hattie Carnegie sits and holds her dog.

Photograph by John Engstead.

Related content:

Hattie Carnegie

Hattie Carnegie was a leader in American fashion for three decades, designing clothes with a blend of simplicity and elegance.

Claire Bodner

Despite having almost no training in either fashion or business, Claire Bodner ran a successful fashion design company that was featured in the top magazines and stores in the country.

Pages

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Entrepreneurs." (Viewed on April 29, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/entrepreneurs>.

Donate

Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women.

donate now

Sign Up for JWA eNews

 

Discover Education Programs

Join our growing community of educators.

view programs