As I mentioned in this post, I have the absolute privilege to be working with Smart Talk Women and State Theatre in New Brunswick for the next few months as they bring incredible women to our area. Barbara Corcoran spoke in February, and boy did I learn more than I was bargaining for when she opened her mouth. She is a street-smart businesswoman who sold her own NYC real estate company for $70 million in 2001. As a businesswoman myself, I found myself relating to her stories, about her successes, about her failures, about her drive to succeed when someone (particularly an ex-boyfriend) told her she would never be anything. Now look at her – she’s on ABC’s Shark Tank, a regular contributor to the TODAY show among other shows. Thanks Barbara for your insight, humor, and all-around splendid personality!