Episode 7: Marah Lago

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Trudy Jacobson Presents: Marah Lago – Business Strategist

Trudy Jacobson is proud to present Great American Woman, a web series dedicated to showcasing the stories of inspiring and ambitious female philanthropists and entrepreneurs. These women are leaders in their field, and their stories will motivate and encourage other women to pursue their own dreams.

Like Trudy Jacobson, these women are at the top of their game, and their tales will inspire and motivate other women to achieve their own aspirations.

Marah Lago learned early on that if she wanted something, she must go out and get it; waiting and hoping wasn’t an option. At the tender age of 5, Marah somehow convinced her mother to formally change her name from Marah Greenberg to use her mother’s maiden name, Lago. The incredible early success was just a precursor of things to come. Ever since then, Marah knew how to make things happen and knew how to be successful. And she started early.

Like any true entrepreneur, Marah knew there was more to the world than just rising the corporate ladder. She knew in her heart, as did her colleagues, that if she stayed the course, she could go far up that ladder. But she knew there were limitations.

“I just sort of decided to exit because, realistically, I’m a little too bold and a little too direct. And as a woman at that time, there was really a glass ceiling. And there was a perception of what we [women] should be like,” Marah said.

Her company expanded to nearly 800 locations with five factories worldwide. Since her dramatic success, Marah ventured out and appeared on numerous television shows, including a cable shopping channel.

After her fantastic entrepreneurship journey, she now wants to give back.

“So I help people who are struggling, they’re not sure how to take their business to the next level. They aren’t even sure what business terminology is even,” Marah said. “I believe fear is the worst thing that we can live with. Let it show you the way.”

Trudy Jacobson is proud to sponsor a series called Great American Women, which showcases stories of inspiring and ambitious female philanthropists and entrepreneurs and is now preparing to enter into it’s third season of highlighting strong, beautiful and brilliant women.

“I’m so grateful for my opportunities along the way. Now I want to play a major role in sharing the stories of other Great American Women.”

The women featured are business owners and leaders in their field who have great information and motivational stories to share.

“There are women who deserve to be recognized for what they’ve accomplished in life.”

The series also talks about the trials and tribulations the women have endured, and how hard work and their determination keep them going no matter what obstacles are thrown their way.

Trudy is familiar with adversity and has learned the importance of overcoming challenges. Early in her career she began working in the trucking business.

Being in a male-dominated business, she experienced discrimination but went on to become a very successful truck driver, worked up to management and alongside her husband, started a trucking company.

Her entrepreneurial accomplishments is what earned her the nickname “Lady Trucker”.

While experiencing her success, she had the misfortune of encountering a woman whom she thought was a friend, and whom she hired to help her with her public relations.

Over the course of 13 months, Trudy began to think something wasn’t right and realized she was being conned out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Never one to let adversity keep her down, she decided to move forward and make something good out of something bad.

“The main reason I’ve been successful is because I never make or accept excuses.”

She knows it’s important to celebrate success and not let problems get in the way of achieving dreams.

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