Doug Rauch is our 10th Cinderella CEO podcast interview. Soft spoken, and really smart, the former president of Trader Joe’s, and current CEO of Conscious Capitalism, Doug Rauch has also started a project called the Daily Table to bring fresh food to the inner cities. Doug talks about how he fell into the grocery biz, and how to avoid “crapitalism!” We talk about how to excel as an entrepreneur, and why listeners may want to consider becoming “intrapreneurs” as an alternative. Doug discusses capitalism, how it can be a force for good, and why “Conscious Capitalism” caught his attention. (This is a re-edit of the first interview for better audio clarity). Listen to “Interview with Doug Rauch, former President of Trader Joe's” on Spreaker.
Doug Rauch, the former president of Trader Joe’s, now the CEO of the non-profit, Conscious Capitalism, sat down with Cinderella CEO On Air in Chicago to record a fascinating interview. Rauch, still a grocery guru, who cares deeply about the power of good that business brings to the table, recently started a new retail concept called the Daily Table. Busy leading the National Conscious Capitalism movement, he shares his story of how he started with Trader Joe’s, and how he helped grow the grocery store chain. He gives advice on how to avoid “crapitalism,” how to excel as an entrepreneur, and why listeners may want to consider becoming intrapreneurs within a company. And of course, he talks about Conscious Capitalism and how practicing its tenets are key to a company’s success, and ideally making capitalism […]
Lisbeth McNabb is the CEO and founder of DigiWorksCorp, the digital data science company, SaaS, software as a service, for retail and brand clients, and former CFO and Strategy Officer for Match.com. Honored in 2013 as a Digital Director 50 in Financial Times Agenda Magazine, and among the Top 25 Women In Business with American City Business Journals in 2011 and Top 25 Women in Technology in 2014, McNabb is is known for scaling high growth innovation across sales and business development, operations, finance and business intelligence. Having worked with companies such as PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, American Airlines, AT&T and Sodexo, she is also former CEO and founder of the professional women’s digital platform, w2wlink. Lisbeth received her B.S. at University of Nebraska and M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business, and recognized as […]
Cinderella CEO on Air is a career podcast based on the international book, From Cinderella to CEO – How to Master the 10 Lessons of Fairy Tales to Transform Your Work Life. Cary Broussard, author and host of the show interviews Whitney Johns Martin is Co-Founder, Co-Chairwoman and Managing Director of Texas Women Ventures . Appointed by Fed Chair Alan Greenspan, Whitney was three-time Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Nashville branch and an appointee to the National Women’s Business Council by the SBA Administrator. Whitney has made it her business to support women in business and find smart financial investors who do the same. She discusses what women do best and how they can improve upon seeking investors and growing their businesses.
What makes workplace diversity potentially one of the most polarizing issues today in business? I have rarely, if ever, worked for someone who was my mirror image. However, many, if not most of us, feel more comfortable and more at ease with someone who shares our same belief system, likes and dislikes … and, yes, even looks like we do. What I’ve just described will solicit a different reaction from those filtering my words. For example, those reading who are between 35 to 65+ years of age may have quite a different reaction from someone 18 to 35 years of age. Within this dichotomy of perspectives rests our hope, our future and our burden in business and society today. I have been fortunate to teach undergraduate and graduate classes at New York University in the […]
I didn’t think to ask anyone how jet-lag would affect me upon returning from Japan….Finally two weeks after my trip, I felt normal again. FYI – Melatonin was not helpful to me – it actually made me feel awful. I don’t recommend it, but my colleague traveling with me loved its effects! Traveling for 3 weeks straight with back to back speaking engagements from Memphis, Dallas, Los Angeles and of course Japan, drained my energy. Although jumping back into teaching at NYU re-energized me! As I listen to and read historical reports on the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor today, my emotions and perspective are mixed. I wince in horror at the root and destruction of wars and yet I have to stay hopeful that current wars will one day be settled in peaceful partnership […]
Reflecting upon what makes diversity and inclusion so powerful in art, culture and business, I look forward to posting impressions from my upcoming trip to Japan. Most recently a study from GEWEL (Global Enhancement Women’s Executive Leadership), conducted in 2009-10 found findings that show Japan and U.S. have much to learn from each other. This study opens the door to more opportunity for businesses in the U.S. to collaborate with the Japanese. The economic pressures we are facing world over require that we collaborate in fresh ways. Hiroko Tatebe, founder of the Global Organization for Leadership and Diversity, and a pioneer in this area, is a great resource in understanding the opportunities for leadership and collaboration between the two cultures. Ms. Tatebe has invited me and my colleague Leslie Grossman, founder of Women's Leadership Exchange, […]
My friend Barbara sat down for dinner the other night and the first question fired across the table was “Now Barbara, what HAVE you been doing?” Barbara said she felt herself go red. She fired back, “Can we not start with me first. I’d like to hear what everybody else is doing.” Barbara wished she had her clever, very together “elevator speech” she used just that morning in a women’s networking group. But that night at dinner with friends, she wasn’t prepared to be “on”…..She had joined her friends for what she thought would be time to let go and forget about her uncertain future. She knew her sense of humor wanted to show up for dinner too, but it had walked out the door when her friend asked “what have you been doing?” such […]