• 82-year-old Barbara Bradley Baekgaard cofounded Vera Bradley and is worth $210 million. The serial hobbyist explains how she keeps busy day to day

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement For three decades, Barbara Bradley Baekgaard followed the same routine, five days a week.
    The 82-year-old cofounder of the handbag brand Vera Bradley woke up at 7 a.m., washed her hair, ate a bowl of cereal, and drove to the company's Fort Wayne, Indiana headquarters. By 6 p.m., she usually left the office to grab dinner with a colleague.
    That all came to a grinding halt last March when Indiana's governor issued a lockdown order, due to the coronavirus. Baekgaard hasn't been back to the office since.
    "I was always there, and I loved it," Baekgaard told Insider from...
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