True story: In 2001, I graduated from college and went to work as a reporter for the Kansas City Business Journal. One day I was assigned to write short profiles of some women entrepreneurs for a new section, Women Who Mean Business.
I interviewed two or three women who had started their own companies — and I thought “How cool is that?”
Sixteen years later, after some unexpected twists and turns, the Kansas City Business Journal wrote about my new company. And “cool” is one word for it, but “gobsmacked” or “thrilled” works, too.
“It’s the culmination of a long-term dream and some serendipitous opportunity,” Barnard said. “It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a very long time and I will have the chance to work with some very talented people on some new initiatives for legal marketing.”