Heroine of the Day - Ruth Handler

Ruth Marianna Handler (née Mosko; November 4, 1916 – April 27, 2002) was an American businesswoman and inventor. She served as the president of the toy manufacturer Mattel Inc., and is remembered for her role in marketing the Barbie doll.

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I wasn't a financial pro, and I paid the price.

We didn't know how to run a business, but we had dreams and talent.

Television speeded everything up.

I thought the Barbie doll would always be successful.

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