From FORTUNE and Time Inc., home of iconic franchises like FORTUNE 500, comes FORTUNE Unfiltered, an original weekly podcast series featuring in-depth conversations with the brightest leaders in business today. Audiences will discover the personal journeys and the raw ambition behind the executives who are driven to greatness. These are the stories of how and why these important figures in business went from visionary to leader. FORTUNE Unfiltered: Untold and Unguarded.
Christine Duffy , President Carnival Cruise Lines
Since she went to Europe as a young girl, Christine Duffy always knew she wanted to work in the travel industry. Her first career goal was to be a Pan Am flight attendant but ultimately was denied because she was 2 inches shorter than the required 5” 4’ height.
Today she is the President of Carnival Cruise Lines. They are in the business of hospitality, hosting 4.5 million passengers annually. Duffy values taking care of her employees as much as taking care of their guests, providing on-site child care, health clinic, and more, at the headquarters. As a leader, she values empathy, diversity, and investing in the things that matter.
Listen to this week’s episode of Fortune Unfiltered to learn more about her journey to success.
Joannne Lipman, Chief Content Officer Gannett and Editor in Chief USA Today Network
Joanne Lipman broke barriers by being the first female Deputy Managing Editor of the Wall Street Journal in 2000. Today, she is the Chief Content Officer of Gannett and Editor in Chief USA Today Network. In this week’s episode of Fortune Unfiltered, Lipman reflects on the early days of her career, breaking into the “boys club”, and the unconscious bias facing women. She has had tremendous opportunity throughout her career, and is currently working on her book, “Women At Work: A Guide for Men”. Listen here for more on Lipman’s journey to the top.
Melissa Lora, President International Taco Bell
Melissa Lora has been at Taco Bell for 30 years. When she first began working for the company, she thought she would stay for only two years. Instead, the company kept growing and her career kept progressing.
Today, Lora is the President of Taco Bell International and was previously the CFO. She believes her job is about feeding people’s lives- learning their culture, learning what is important to the people, how to bring the “Live Mas” experience to life.
Listen to this week’s episode of Fortune Unfiltered to learn more about Melissa Lora’s journey to success.
Kay Koplovitz, Founder of USA Network
Kay Koplovitz grew up in the 1950s. At this time, It wasn’t common to tell little girls they could be whatever they wanted. But Kay’s parents were different. From a young age, they supported her and her instinctual habit of pushing the envelope. She even negotiated an allowance when she was five years old. Years later, Kay Koplovitz became the founder of USA Network and the first woman to serve as a network president in TV history.
Listen to this week’s episode of Fortune Unfiltered to learn about her love of adventure travel, the importance of embracing change, and how to create your own luck.
Tamara Ingram, CEO J. Walter Thompson
Tamara Ingram began working at Saatchi Saatchi when she was 25 years old. By the second day on the job, she knew she wanted to be the CEO. And 10 years later, she was. Today, Ingram is the CEO of J Walter Thompson. She is successful, driven, and always believed she could do anything she wanted. Today, her management philosophy revolves around the idea that you have to be what you expect others to be. Listen to this week’s episode to learn about her passion for people, her passion for building business solutions, and how having honest conversations leads to success.
Jessica Herrin, CEO and Founder Stella & Dot
Jessica Herrin’s greatest strength is her endless will to hustle. The CEO of Stella and Dot is driven by her passion to create flexible, entrepreneurial opportunities for women, and supporting small businesses. She sees how women are completely different than they were in the 1950s, and therefore, the traditional business models have changed.
Listen to this week’s episode of Fortune Unfiltered to learn more about how she created a successful business at 24, how advice from a cab driver helped shape her path, and why she strives to be daring.
Great listen for the business-minded
I find it fascinating hearing the stories of the leaders of the world's strongest companies. I highly recommend this podcast to those who want to learn more about business and especially those who enjoy the "pop-culture business" scene (the near idolatry of big business in America)
I came across this podcast recently but none of the episodes will stream...?
Great questions, good conversation, enjoying the series.