The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall

by Marilyn Howard

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I was a trailblazer, but it didn't come without cost. There were a lot of decisions and sacrifice, but also many fun times.

Chauvinism was rampant, I had no mentors. When sexism thwarted my job growth in advertising, the writing was on the wall. I needed to make my own way and so I founded the first central agency for freelance artists and writers. It was the swinging 60s and 70s, exciting and turbulent times.

Starting my business, Creative Freelancers Inc. in Manhattan in the 70s, brought unexpected challenges. Those challenges were amplified when I married an older man with three teenage daughters and gave birth to two children of my own. The challenges I faced in the 70s, legal battles, office politics, and chaotic family dynamics, are the same issues faced by many women in business then and now. I am sharing my story to inspire and educate other women, while shedding a fresh light on those evolutionary times.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940160726434
Publisher: Hammond
Publication date: 08/28/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 338 KB

About the Author

Marilyn Howard was a trailblazer who broke through the glass ceiling as an art director for Grey Advertising in New York before launching Creative Freelancers in New York 1970. Her innovative new agency, which connected business with freelance artists and writers, operated for over 25 years in Manhattan and became the first agency of its kind on the internet in 1997. Marriage to an older man amplified challenges with three teenage stepdaughters and two children of her own. In her memoir, she narrates both an exciting story and a penetrating exploration of the challenges facing business women in the 1970s and today. The author holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University.

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