Leslie Gold, HBS 1985, was the CEO of Bishop Manufacturing, a window manufacturing company with 165 employees. After 10 years of a successful stewardship, she sold the company to a Fortune 100 company and turned her attention to talk radio. She became “The Radiochick” and built a compelling brand in the nations #1 market.
Within 15 months she went from being a complete unknown to amassing an audience of over 1 million rabid listeners. Leslie was the only woman headlining a morning-drive program in the market, and her show was later expanded to other markets and platforms.
In business, Leslie used her persuasion techniques to defeat a union organizing effort, convince a bank to loan her 5M to purchase the company at 26 years old, and negotiate terms previously unheard of in her industry. In her tenure on air, Leslie’s listeners erupted in an organic outpouring of outrage at her firing, and their relentlessness forced her employer to reverse their decision. Throughout, she persuaded her devoted listeners to continually engage with her program in grandiose, humorous and very public ways to achieve the highest ratings in New York City.
Leslie is an earnest, compelling and insightful speaker. She can light up your next conference, staff meeting, training session or networking event.