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by Donna Carlson
Women, Wine & Leadership

#98 Annie Scranton on strategies for moving from unemployed to unstoppable


It's never easy to lose your job, but for Annie Scranton it was the gateway to a totally new career. She was 28 when she lost a coveted role as a TV producer and started calling friends to see if anyone knew of any work. One offer to place a personality on a TV show, led to another and another. This year Pace Public Relations celebrates its tenth anniversary, booking geniuses and business leaders on CNBC, Fox News, HLN, MSNBC, Fox Business Network, Bloomberg TV, and many other networks. One of her clients wrote a book that turned into a made-for-TV movie starring Rob Lowe. (Wish I could have been a fly on that wall. I'm not sure whether I want to quote West Wing here or Parks and Rec, so I'll just move on .... )

As a leader in her field, Annie is committed to raising up women of influence, so it isn't surprising that she was invited at the inaugural  Women Impact Tech Conference to introduce Arianna Huffington (you've heard of Huffington Post, which is affiliated with Thrive Global, where I happen to have a women's leadership column). In this interview she tells a story about her encounter with Huffington that every one of us needs to embrace.

In support of women, her firm is offering a free PR consultation to any small business navigating these uncharted waters. Contact them online at www.pacepublicrelations.com or reach out to Annie directly, at annie@pacepublicrelations.com.

Annie and her husband Michael live in Manhattan raising their adorable young daughter Rose. In her free time (which isn't much) Annie enjoys puzzles, audio books and riding her Peloton. Her favorite wine tonight is Whispering Angel Rose, in honor of her sweet daughter, but she typically goes to a buttery Chardonnay. It's clear in the white wine category we can drink together.

Please grab a friend and get to know Annie with me. Look for a summary of this and a few other recent podcasts on Thrive Global.


Episode 98

by Donna Carlson