Former Gilt Groupe CEO Susan Lyne: How I took down Patty Hearst, took over Martha Stewart’s empire while she was in prison, and now empower women entrepreneurs
Susan Lyne dropped out of college and lived in a commune. She wrote for magazines and founded her own movie magazine. She green-lighted Lost, Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives and The Bachelor while leading ABC Entertainment. She led Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia while Martha was in prison. She led Gilt Groupe to financial success during the recession. And she’s now helping female founders through a fund called Built by Girls, or BBG. On this episode of “Success! How I Did It,” Lyne spoke with Business Insider’s senior strategy reporter Richard Feloni about how she’s made an impact on a wide range of industries.