Carol Roth’s origin story – or how she began her career – is a tale of smarts and guts, which is quintessentially Carol.

This is the hilarious true-life story of how Carol’s quest for a free trip to San Francisco turned into an opportunity to interview for her dream job in investment banking, with a side adventure of competing in the Miss Illinois beauty pageant.

Yep, you read that right.

She wanted to make sure I stressed that for success she needed to:

  • Have motivation
  • Persevere
  • Be flexible

I know you’ll enjoy this rollicking tale as much as I did.