To be in the company of other recipients of the Stevie Award such as Andrea Jung, head of Avon, and Janet Robinson, CEO of The New York Times, was beyond incredible. The Stevie awards is an organization that recognizes successful women around the world for their business accomplishments. I can't begin to tell you how it felt to be surrounded by so many self-made women and presidents of major corporations.
It's amazing how Carole is a princess. They always tell you that people who have the most money or the most impressive titles are the most unassuming. What Carole told me over lunch proved that to be true.
Carole and I have developed a really fabulous friendship, and I respect her tremendously. I think it's great when women can share their success with each other and not be threatened. I was very happy when I heard the news of her pilot, and of course I had just gotten some very exciting news too that I wanted to share -- that my Ramona Pinot Grigio was going into Target stores. For the other women to infer that I said that to top her is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard of in my life. I have to question the type of women they are. And when else am I supposed to share good news? They were all leaving for London without me. LOL!