Published On: Thu, Jul 9th, 2015

We are control freaks: Two women CEOs

As she sips a frothy confection in the brightly colored, Willy Wonka-esque store called Dylan's Candy Bar, founder and CEO Dylan Lauren says: "We are control freaks." Then she laughs.

 

“Think of it like running a race. If you’re running a race and you’re looking at the lane to your right or your left, you’re gonna trip instead of … focusing forward.” So said Lauren, talking about the sweet empire she built from a passion she had for, well, sweets. Not everyone she met along the way shared her enthusiasm for the idea. “(They) were like, ‘Why are you opening a candy store? What is that? … sell 5 cents of gum?'”

 

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