Women & Business
February 25, 2016
3:30 PM @ Brooks Museum
IN THE NEWS
The ‘good old boys’ club is the fabric of the business community.
Carolyn Hardy knew she couldn’t fight it, so she made it a point to play the same game by using relationships as investments that led to opportunities in a world where most doors are closed to women.
Carolyn Hardy has been places a woman hadn’t been before in the Memphis business world.
Throughout her career at J.M. Smucker Co., Honeywell-POMS Corp., Coors Brewing Co. and her own ventures with Hardy Bottling Co. and Henderson Transloading, Hardy has made it a point to be confident with herself and make everyone else comfortable with having a woman at the boardroom table. Under her new role as chairman of the Greater Memphis Chamber, she’s advocating for greater inclusion of minority- and women-owned businesses in the private sector.
Carolyn Chism Hardy is a trailblazer, a success story, an advocate for the poor and middle class, and now she’s one of the most influential people in the private sector.