Kitchens of Sara Lee
In 1935, Charles Lubin, then in his 30s, and his brother-in-law, bought a small chain of Chicago neighborhood bakeries called Community Bake Shops. Working together, the businessmen expanded their original three stores into a chain of seven bakeries.
Lubin was an entrepreneur who wanted to expand the business. He named a cream cheesecake after his eight-year-old daughter, Sara Lee Lubin (later Sara Lee Schupf), and changed the name of the business to Kitchens of Sara Lee.
In 1956, the Consolidated Foods Corporation bought Kitchens of Sara Lee, and it became one of the company's best-known brand names. In 1985, the name Sara Lee Corporation was adopted for the corporation as a whole.
Sara Lee Schupf
A Weizmann Women & Science Award nominating committee chairwoman, Sara Lee Schupf is currently very involved with advocacy on behalf of increasing the number of women in science, technology, engineering and medicine.
- "Charles W. Lubin, 84, Sara Lee's Founder", The New York Times, via Associated Press, July 17, 1988
- Edwards, Tamala M., "The power of the purse: More and more, it's women who control the charity", cnn.com, May 10, 1999