Lulu Chow Wang Talks about Career

November 20, 2014
ca. 1980 photo of Lulu Chow Wang at work

Lulu Chow Wang ’66 was recently highlighted in the PBS series Makers: Women Who Make America episode called "Women in Business." Wang, the CEO of Tupelo Capital Management and a trustee emerita of the College, was interviewed alongside other business leaders as Ursula Burns, Martha Stewart, Meg Whitman, and Sheryl Sandberg.

The PBS series has chronicled the struggle of women gaining entry into every sphere of American life. In its second season, each episode examines the impact of the women’s movement on six fields once largely closed to women: business, space, Hollywood, comedy, war, and politics. In each field, women have pried open, and profoundly reshaped, the central institutions of American life and culture. Through intimate interviews with trailblazing women both known and unknown, viewers are given a glimpse of what it was like to be pioneers in their fields. Other Wellesley alumnae to be featured in the series include Cokie Roberts ’64 and Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69.

In the episode "Women in Business," directed by Jamila Wignot ’00, the filmmakers emphasized the importance of women’s colleges in providing otherwise unavailable opportunities for bright young women, who were often not expected to pursue careers outside of the home. An English major at Wellesley, Wang initially stayed at home after marrying but described missing the intellectual engagement she had experienced before. She eventually found her path to a fulfilling career in the financial sphere, where she once again discovered the intellectual challenge she had experienced in college. “Once I started working, there was no looking back. I just loved it so much,” she explained.

Watch the episode here.