In case you haven’t heard, Liz Claiborne, whose company became the first woman owned company to be listed in the Fortune 500, passed away at the age of 78. Liz designed clothes for working women because, she was quoted as saying, “. . . I, as a working woman with a child didn’t want to spend hours shopping.” She wanted a sporty yet easy look that was also affordable. In 1976 Liz’s company’s sales hit $2 million and just two years later cleared $23 million. In 1981, Liz began the Liz Claiborne Foundation that helped to promote self-sufficiency for women, to end domestic violence, and to promote positive development in young girls. What a great inspiration for mothers in business everywhere!