In 1977, Gale Epstein gave her friend Lida Orzeck a bra and panty
set, handcrafted out of embroidered handkerchiefs. From there, a
business idea was born. Today, Hanky Panky is a 50-million-dollar
business, selling an average of one thong per second.
In this episode, Gale and Lida discuss how to start, run, and enjoy
a business without outside investment. Hanky Panky has refused all
offers of a buyout. Instead, the company is employee-owned, proof
that it is possible to stay small while being big.
About the Podcast
Hear women share stories about how they defied the odds to create their own businesses and compose their own lives. Hosted by Nancy Evans and brought to you by the Women’s Wisdom Project. Find us at www.theconfabpodcast.com.