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A Little Time Off, for Good Behavior!

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Franchise Today

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So, a little time off for the 4th of July, but when I return it will be with a compelling story that I can't wait to share, when I am joined by Jane Plitt, on July 15th.  

Jane Plitt ran a thriving business consulting practice until she became enthralled with the Martha Matilda Harper story.  In 1996, she was appointed a Visiting Scholar to the University of Rochester to pursue her research; the result was a book entitled Martha Matilda Harper and the American Dream: How One Woman Changed the Face of Modern Business.  It was released May 2000 by Syracuse University Press. As a result of Plitt’s efforts, Harper was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame along with the American Business Hall of Fame.  In 2017, Plitt released a young children’s book entitled, Martha’s Magical Hair published by Jade Publishing.  In 2018, Plitt co-wrote a young adult version of the Harper story, Martha the Hairpreneur, with Sally Valentine. In 2019, a paperback version of the Harper biography was released. 

Plitt ignites audiences with topics including immigrant entrepreneurship, daring to succeed, forgotten women’s achievements, using business for social change, and the business lessons of Martha Matilda Harper.  Plitt has also served as a delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business and that same year, was chosen by SAVVY magazine as one of 14 Outstanding Women in New York State

Plitt’s writings have appeared in many publications including the Chicago Sun Times, Wall Street Journal, and one was even a featured cover story of Franchising World. 

Jane Plitt is a fascinating woman, who has made it her life’s work, to uncover and share lessons we can all learn, from the life of yet another fascinating woman.  She joins us here to share it all,  when we return from Summer vacation.