Debra Fine, being interviewed by Lizanne Falsetto and Ken Rutkowski on Business Rockstars
Ken Rutkowski hosts “Business Rockstars,” a two-hour weekday afternoon program on KFWB in Los Angeles. The Business Rockstars program features discussions with CEOs and entrepreneurs about financing, marketing and networking.
Lizanne Falsetto is founder of Think Thin and a fellow member with Debra Fine of YPO. Lizanne does a regular weekly segment on Ken’s Business Rockstar show.
Some comments from Debra Fine on this video:
I was an entrepreneur since I was 25.
What drives me is passion. I have to really believe in what I am doing.
From the very beginning, it has been about children, families, media and entertainment categories.
Talks about taking Small World Kids public.
I Have a Dream Foundation, Los Angeles
To help stop the cycle of poverty.
Adopting kids in the third grade and taking them through college entrance.
Our students have an 83% on-time graduation rate, versus the average rate of 43% for other schools in at-risk areas. 93% of our high school graduates then go on to college.
How to become a Conscious Capitalist.
What we look for all the time are mentors and tutors
What a lot of companies do now. They make sure that their companies do something for the community.
Even the FBI, they are downtown and they come in to help IHADLA.
All companies can ask their employees to help nonprofits in their area.
Discussing Debra Fine’s courage during the mass shooting:
I believed in who I was, not my title.
I proved myself as a human being.
For the women entrepreneur. Vulnerability and instinct is valuable in everything you do.
Hire and surround yourself with the best people. Really unplug for a few hours when you get home.