Lillian Vernon was the first business woman who found a big corporation in America – after migrating from Germany during the World War. When Lillian Vernon Corporation, a popular American catalog online retailer, went public in 1987 it was the first company traded on the American Stock Exchange and founded by a woman.
Lillian Vernon wore many hats. Lillian Vernon is a businesswoman, an entrepreneur, and also a philanthropist – and excelling in everything she did.
Having born in 1927, one can only imagine the kind of troubles Lillian Vernon would have gone through to set up her business in a male-dominated society. Kudos to her commitment and positive thinking.
Quoting Lillian Vernon on the power of positive thinking: