Garnering the approval of Wall Street’s most prolific investors is one of the most coveted prizes in the business world.
Pampered Chef CEO Tracy Britt Cool was able to impress Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett enough that he handpicked the Harvard Business School graduate as his protégé.
“I just tried to be myself,” Cool told FOX Business’ Liz Claman during an interview Friday in Omaha, Nebraska, a day before the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting. “I’m committed to Berkshire and Berkshire is an amazing place.”
The Pampered Chef chief is one of seven female CEOs at Berkshire Hathaway, and she has pushed for other women to advance in the corporate world.
“It’s the year of the woman, and I think we are doing a great job at a lot of different companies and I think Berkshire is no different,” she said.
Berkshire Hathaway currently has three women, Susan Decker, Charlotte Guyman and Meryl Witmer, on its board of directors.
“I think there’s a lot of change happening in the industry for women, and I think that’s really great,” Cool said. “And we see that at Pampered Chef with our consultants and their wonderful businesses.”