Lillian Vernon: "The Entrepreneur and the Professional Manager: Getting the Best of Both Worlds"
President's Lecture Series
Lillian Vernon (born Lilli Menasche; March 18, 1927 – December 14, 2015) was an American businesswoman and philanthropist. She founded the Lillian Vernon Corporation in 1951 and served as its chairwoman and CEO until July 1989, though she continued to serve as executive chairwoman until 2003, when the company was taken private by Zelnick Media. When it went public in 1987, Lillian Vernon Corporation was the first company traded on the American Stock Exchange founded by a woman. New York University's Lillian Vernon Writers House is named after her and houses the University's prestigious creative writing program.
Vernon, Lillian, "Lillian Vernon: "The Entrepreneur and the Professional Manager: Getting the Best of Both Worlds"" (1995). President's Lecture Series. 92.