Martha Stewart at age 15: Soap star

June 27, 2011, 11:41 PM UTC

Last week in France, at the Cannes Lions advertising festival, Martha Stewart and I both spoke about women, power and diversity at an event hosted by Interpublic Group .

IPG showed no teenage pictures of me, thank goodness. But they did show Martha at 15, long before she was a brand.

She distinctly remembers this day, she said. She had to be pulled out of school to film this Lifebuoy commercial.