Entrepreneurship and Women in Hospitality with Laurie Gray, Founder of The Pie Bar

Around 20% of small businesses fail in their first year and 50% don’t survive past five years. Not Laurie Gray, founder of the Pie Bar in Long Beach, California. In this episode, Dr. Giffen welcomes Laurie to the studio to discuss entrepreneurship and women in hospitality and how passion is the driving cause of success. Also, Dr. Giffen briefly discusses servant leadership and how the captain and the crew of the Cat Ppalu is a thriving example of what it takes to lead in the hospitality industry. Lastly, for the final segment of the MOD Report, we don’t want to give to much away but it involves chemicals and the evacuation of a hotel.


  • Beverley Olson
    February 29, 2020

    This is my girl.. so proud of her with all she has done with The Pie Bar and it’s product. It is a delicious product that everyone loves. Thank you Dr. Ryan Giffen for featuring her on The Mod Report. She is amazing..

    • Ryan Giffen, Ph.D.
      Beverley Olson
      February 29, 2020

      Thank you Beverley!!! It was a true pleasure to meet with Laurie. Thank you for your kind words and accolades.

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