Women in Business

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Angie’s List namesake extends company brand with nationwide how-to segments

Chief Marketing Officer Angie Hicks-Bowman spends an hour and a half each month recording consumer-advice segments hat are downloaded by more than 100 television stations around the country and incorporated into their own consumer news segments.
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Firm that figured out how to sell hair-salon products online is snapped up by giant

Indianapolis startup Loxa Beauty was barely generating revenue last year when one of the biggest companies in its industry offered to buy it.
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Attorney emerges as key player in international adoptions

Michele Jackson's quest to stem child exploitation led her into arranging international adoptions.
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Trio of women now owns Borshoff, city’s biggest ad firm

Founding principal of 29-year-old Borshoff advertising agency, Myra Borshoff Cook, 65, and senior principal Erik Johnson, 62, have sold their ownership interest in recent years to three top executives at the firm, all of them women.
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Anderson woman churning out dog chews made from elk antlers

Cindy Dunston Quirk spent a decade coming up with an allergy-free dog chew idea, then, within two weeks of deciding on elk antlers, had a product packaged and ready to sell.
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Local entrepreneur Dragoo takes helm of national group

Already one of the most influential women entrepreneurs in the country, Billie Dragoo will work herself even deeper into professional networking in July as she takes a new role as board chairwoman for the National Association of Women Business Owners. She hopes the connections she’s made over 18 years in business for herself will benefit the group’s members.
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Explanations vary for dearth of women in top rungs of business

Of 112 public and large private-company CEOs, only four are women, although women make up 47 percent of Indiana's work force. The four Indiana companies with a woman as CEO at the end of 2012—Bioanalytical Systems, Fortune Industries, Defender Direct and HP Products Corp.—were among a tiny group nationwide with women at the helm.
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Mobile boutique takes pop-up retail on the road

Heather Hogan Pirowski, owner of Retro 101, is among a growing number of retailers who have chosen the nomadic lifestyle . Looking for an alternative to the fixed overhead of a permanent location, they set up shop at a site for a few days or weeks, then pack up and move on.
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Indy publishing legend exits after 32 years

Deborah Paul blazed a trail as editor in chief of Indianapolis Monthly, and later headed similar magazines across the country. She cleaned out her desk at Emmis Publishing this week. "It's a mistake to get off the stage too late," she said.


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Carmel insurer looks within to find new CEO

Indiana Farmers Mutual picks executive vice president and legal counsel to replace long-time leader Daniel Stone.
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