Kathy Ireland and Tavis Smiley


Tavis Smiley talks to Kathy Ireland, former model and current owner of the successful brand marketing firm kathy ireland Worldwide, having appeared in thirteen consecutive Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues before founding the company.

Ireland talks about forming the business as “an aging pregnant model,” saying that its success can be attributed to its reaching out to “millenials and women of color” as well as people in “flyover country.” She discusses her status as a “busy mom,” saying that it’s important for her to prioritize her time, putting her family first. She says that she encourages “women in particular” to “tap into their entrepeneurial skills.”

Listen to the full episode here.


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