Mary Zilba is a TV Personality, Recording Artist, Producer, Entrepreneur, and Mother of 3 sons.
If you could give your past self some advice, what would you tell you?
TRUST YOUR INSTINCT’S AND STOP ASKING OTHER PEOPLE WHAT THEY THINK!
When you first started your career, how did you know you were ready and what made you start?
I think my “career” started when I was crowned Miss Ohio and competed in the Miss America Pageant. I was young, but knew I was ready because I was armed with my BA degree and was prepared to take a leap into a much bigger arena than I had ever been before and felt confident in myself that I had put the work in!
What or who has been your greatest influence in business?
Definitely my father. Having to put food on the table for 7 children, he was a self-starter and serial entrepreneur whose work ethic was the strongest still of anyone I have ever met. He is 82 and still runs numerous businesses.
What is your number one business goal to accomplish this year?
Selling a show to a major network. I have been back writing for TV and working alongside my partner creating series. It would be a dream come true to get a series out of development and onto to the screen.
What do you have going on that you’d like to share?
Outside of my business endeavours, I am preparing to go back into the recording studio to record a new EP. Music has always been the food for my soul, and I am elated to get back writing and singing again.