This true story is both an exciting treasure hunt and a penetrating exploration of the challenges facing women entrepreneurs in the 1970s and today. Prospects were limited in 1960, but adventures called and opportunities appeared. Breaking through an ad agency's glass ceiling, skiing in Aspen, and a year of traveling led to founding Creative Freelancers Inc., the first central agency for freelance commercial artists and writers in Manhattan, and in 1997 it became the first agency on the web. Marriage to an older, sophisticated New York man made her a mother to two of her own children and three stepdaughters. Finding herself with a family needing support in Manhattan and great business potential, she knew she needed to learn more. Her path as an entrepreneur is explained and suggestions are mentored from experiences. The stories portray youthful travels, harrowing legal battles, and romantic surprises.
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About the Author
In 1970, Marilyn Howard founded Creative Freelancers Inc. and operated it in Manhattan for over twenty-five years. It was the first central locating agency for commercial artists and writers in advertising and publishing. In 1997 it became the first agency on the web at freelancers.com. Born in the New York City borough of Queens, she longed for an life of adventure. After receiving a BFA from Syracuse University, she worked at Grey Advertising in Manhattan for two years and traveled before beginning her startup. Marriage brought two children and three stepdaughters. She sold her internet name of freelancers.com and currently resides in Florida.
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Being a female entrepreneur in the 70s was not easy and women like Marilyn Howard have paved the way. In her memoir, the author shares her journey as to how she managed to balance career with motherhood and marriage while still maintaining her sense of who she is all along the way. I thought this was so incredibly interesting and engaging. It's a memoir I will want to re-read later on. The insights shared here are incredibly valuable and I'm glad to have read this book. If you are a woman looking to be inspired and want to break through your own glass ceiling (or whatever your limits may be), this is the book for you.