Worth The Climb

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BIOGRAPHICAL

20th Century (multiple decades)

Audrey J. Snyder

Logline

Worth The Climb tells Audrey's remarkable story of struggle and success in white-dominated corporate America. Leaving home at a young age, Audrey moved from secretary to prominate business success in the face of racism and discrimination. Throughout her 40-year struggle, Audrey pushed away anger, bitterness and despair, clinging instead to excellence, perseverance, and the need to open doors for Black Americans who would follow her.

Genre

Biographical

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Wellsburg, Ohio

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Incredible Messages, LP

Year Published: 2012

Starting Description

I've waited my whole life for my opportunity and now it comes with a bitter taste. I want nothing more than to succeed in corporate life, yet my first opportunity comes, not because of my hard work and good performance has been noticed, but because of affirmative action.

Ending Description

I started a journey in 1976 that lead to great achievements in2011. I completed my education graduating cum laude from a college that didn't want to admit me. I ended up teaching at that same college. As I left corporate America behind, I decided it was Worth the Climb.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending

Plot - Premise

,Overcoming Racism to achieve personal success

Main Character Details

Name: Audrey Snyder

Age: 22

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Badass, Charming, Complex, Confident, Educated, Engaging, Aggressive

Additional Character Details

Name: Gene Krause

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Manipulative, Masculine, Narcissistic, Outspoken, Power-hungry

Additional Character Details

Name: Husband

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Flexible, Faithful, Heartthrob, Honorable, Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Mrs. Schurr

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Complex, Educated, Leader, Power-hungry

Logline

Worth The Climb tells Audrey's remarkable story of struggle and success in white-dominated corporate America. Leaving home at a young age, Audrey moved from secretary to prominate business success in the face of racism and discrimination. Throughout her 40-year struggle, Audrey pushed away anger, bitterness and despair, clinging instead to excellence, perseverance, and the need to open doors for Black Americans who would follow her.

Short Summary

I've waited my whole life for my opportunity and now it comes with a bitter taste. I want nothing more than to succeed in corporate life, yet my first opportunity comes, not because of my hard work and good performance has been noticed, but because of affirmative action.


I started a journey in 1976 that lead to great achievements in2011. I completed my education graduating cum laude from a college that didn't want to admit me. I ended up teaching at that same college. As I left corporate America behind, I decided it was Worth the Climb.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

,Overcoming Racism to achieve personal success

Characters

Main Character

Name: Audrey Snyder

Age: 22

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring, Badass, Charming, Complex, Confident, Educated, Engaging, Aggressive

Character 1

Name: Gene Krause

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Manipulative, Masculine, Narcissistic, Outspoken, Power-hungry

Character 2

Name: Husband

Age: 25

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Flexible, Faithful, Heartthrob, Honorable, Strong Moral Code

Character 3

Name: Mrs. Schurr

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Complex, Educated, Leader, Power-hungry

Supplemental Materials

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