The newest video stories on MAKERS.com spotlight business legend Meg Whitman, who shares lessons learned from running eBay, running for political office and now heading Hewlett-Packard. Then hear Pulitzer-Prize winner Alice Walker, best known for "The Color Purple," reflect on living through poverty and racism, her mother as a role model and the positive effect of the women's movement on the men in her life.
Meg Whitman is President and CEO of Hewlett-Packard. She served as President and CEO of eBay from 1998 to 2008, overseeing the growth of this small company from 30 employees to 15,000, and from $4 million in annual revenue to approximately $8 billion. Fortune magazine has named her among the top-five Most Powerful Women on more than one occasion.
Novelist, poet and activist Alice Walker is widely known for her novel "The Color Purple," for which she won the Pulitzer-Prize for Fiction -- the first African American woman to win this award. Walker was active in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, and continues to be a strong activist for women, anti-apartheid and the anti-nuclear war movement. Her work has been translated into more than two dozen languages and has sold more than 15 million copies.
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