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Jane Plitt

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Jane Plitt Interview Part II

Where Passion and Purpose Collide

Jane Plitt tells us about a woman who made a huge impact in business as the pioneer of the modern retail franchise model. It is so important to know our history as women, and Plitt has dedicated years of her life to women's rights and now ensuring that Martha Matilda Harper's story is told. Join The Coterie for Women at https://www.thecoterieforwomen.com/

23mins

9 Oct 2020

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Jane Plitt Part II Where Passion and Purpose Collide

Where Passion and Purpose Collide

On this episode, Jane Plitts shares the story of Martha Matilda Harper - the pioneer of the modern retail franchising model. Hers is a story that would have been lost to history without Plitt's dedication and research. Also a pioneer of social entrepreneurship. Join The Coterie for Women at https://www.thecoterieforwomen.com/

54mins

8 Oct 2020

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Jane Plitt Part I - Where Passion and Purpose Collide

Where Passion and Purpose Collide

In Part I of our Jane Plitt episode, we discuss community and how Jane participated in it during the Women's Rights Movement. Her story is important to know as we continue to navigate women's issues both in the workplace and in the home. As the first Executive Director of NOW, Jane has been integral in the fight for equality! Join The Coterie for Women at https://www.thecoterieforwomen.com/

47mins

4 Oct 2020

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Jane Plitt Interview Part I

Where Passion and Purpose Collide

In part one of our interview with Jane Plitt, we learn about her role in the Women's Movement and how she became an activist. Jane is the queen of building community and working for the greater good. As the first Executive Director of NOW, Jane is someone whose story you should know! Join The Coterie for Women at https://www.thecoterieforwomen.com/

21mins

30 Sep 2020

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91: Martha Matilda Harper— The Woman Who Launched Modern Retail Franchising, with author Jane Plitt

The Franchise Story Podcast

Stories from Franchisees & Founders This week, we take a step back in time to discuss the lifework of Martha Matilda Harper— one of the greatest businesswomen you may not have heard about. In this special episode, Erik is joined by Jane Plitt, the author of the book Martha Matilda Harper and the American Dream: How One Woman Changed the Face of Modern Business.  Martha Matilda Harper is an American businesswoman, entrepreneur, and inventor who launched modern retail franchising and then built an international network of 500 franchised hair salons that emphasized healthy hair care in the late 1800s.  After conducting in depth research, Jane Plitt shares with us how she was able to unearth Martha’s incredibly rags to riches story, and how a former servant girl from Canada created the American hair salon industry, empowering thousands of young women along the way. By dictating that poor women would open the first 100 salons, in one fell swoop Harper became a pioneer of social entrepreneurship and modern franchising. Jane endeavors to bring Martha’s story alive and showcase just how her life experiences remain relevant to us today. She has a fascinating story for those who believe in entrepreneurship and the role women have played to shape innovative successful business and humane models.  Tune in to hear more about Martha’s franchise story and how her spirit and wisdom live on in modern times.  What we talk about: Jane’s story on researching about and ultimately writing a book about Martha Matilda Harper What was extraordinary about Martha Harper’s desire to “Delight the customer” Her story became the motivation for both her customers as well as for her franchisees Listening to your employees The idea of social entrepreneurship Having flexibility and strong leadership Martha’s background that made her the way she was as an entrepreneur Having positive discontent and believing in the future The essence of the principles that guide us What we mention: Martha Matilda Harper And The American Dream Martha The Hairpreneur Martha’s Magical Hair

30mins

28 Jul 2020

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52 MARTHA MATILDA HARPER FOR ALL AGES - JANE PLITT

CURMUDGEONLY YOURS -- Richard Bonte

Jane Plitt is a passionate, inspiring speaker/author. She ran a thriving business consulting practice until she became enthralled with the Martha Matilda Harper story. In 1996, she was appointed a Visiting Scholar to the University of Rochester to pursue her research; the result was a book entitled Martha Matilda Harper and the American Dream: How One Woman Changed the Face of Modern Business. Syracuse University Press released it May 2000. As a result of Plitt’s efforts, Harper was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame along with the American Business Hall of Fame. In 2017, Plitt released a young children’s book entitled, Martha’s Magical Hair published by Jade Publishing. In 2018, Plitt co-wrote a young adult version of the Harper story, Martha the Hairpreneur, with Sally Valentine. In 2019, a paperback version of the Harper biography was released.Jane Plitt is a 1969 graduate of Cornell University’s School of Industrial & Labor Relations and is recognized in Who’s Who in the United States and the World. In 2018, she was recognized with her husband for the Spirit of Manatee Leadership award given by the Manatee Community Foundation and was recognized for being a Women of Achievement by the AAUW - Bradenton Chapter. In 2017, she received the Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and has received many other accolades throughout her life.

27mins

20 Oct 2019

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52 MARTHA MATILDA HARPER FOR ALL AGES - JANE PLITT

Society Bytes Radio

Jane Plitt is a passionate, inspiring speaker/author. She ran a thriving business consulting practice until she became enthralled with the Martha Matilda Harper story. In 1996, she was appointed a Visiting Scholar to the University of Rochester to pursue her research; the result was a book entitled Martha Matilda Harper and the American Dream: How One Woman Changed the Face of Modern Business. Syracuse University Press released it May 2000. As a result of Plitt’s efforts, Harper was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame along with the American Business Hall of Fame. In 2017, Plitt released a young children’s book entitled, Martha’s Magical Hair published by Jade Publishing. In 2018, Plitt co-wrote a young adult version of the Harper story, Martha the Hairpreneur, with Sally Valentine. In 2019, a paperback version of the Harper biography was released.Jane Plitt is a 1969 graduate of Cornell University’s School of Industrial & Labor Relations and is recognized in Who’s Who in the United States and the World. In 2018, she was recognized with her husband for the Spirit of Manatee Leadership award given by the Manatee Community Foundation and was recognized for being a Women of Achievement by the AAUW - Bradenton Chapter. In 2017, she received the Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and has received many other accolades throughout her life.

27mins

20 Oct 2019

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Celebrating Martha Matilda Harper, the Inventor of the Franchise System, with Jane Plitt

The Gonzo Experience

Jane Plitt ran a thriving business consulting practice until she became enthralled with the Martha Matilda Harper story. Learn how Martha, an unsung hero, began the first franchising system in the world.

36mins

9 Oct 2019

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114. The Woman Who Started Modern Retail Franchising- with Jane Plitt

Seven Figures: Smart Money Strategies for Women with Sandy Waters

If I were to ask you to think of an influential business leader in history what names pop into your head? Henry Ford? Walt Disney? Or maybe, more currently, Steve Jobs came to mind. Did any of you say Martha Matilda Harper? Who is she? She is the woman who we have to thank for modern retail franchising. She truly is an inspiring business leader in history. Today, author Jane Plitt joins the conversation. Jane has dedicated years to uncovering Martha's story. Click here to learn more about Jane and her books See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

23mins

26 Jul 2019