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"Eat First, Cry Later" by Mimi Barash Coppersmith

Eat First, Cry Later
by Mimi Barash Coppersmith

The Life Lessons of a First-Generation College Graduate, Penn State Alumna and Female CEO

All profits from the sales of Eat First, Cry Later will be donated to Pennsylvania State University to support study abroad scholarships in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications.

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Here’s what people are saying about Eat First, Cry Later and Mimi Barash Coppersmith…

“I have been privileged to work with Mimi Barash Coppersmith for nearly 17 years as the staff member assigned to the Renaissance Fund Board of Directors. No one will accuse Mimi of sitting quietly on the sideline when there is something to be done for a cause she believes in. She is articulate and persuasive, and more importantly she walks the talk. She gives generously of both her time and her resources and never asks another to do what she is not willing to do herself. Of the many dedicated volunteers that I work with, Mimi in particular has had a profound influence on the kind of volunteer that I strive to be when I am working with an organization. She has taught me not just to show up, but to work for the cause with heart and intention. Every organization should be blessed with a volunteer like Mimi Barash Coppersmith.”

Kathryn Kurtz, Associate Director, Annual Giving, Penn State

“I learned so many lessons from Mimi working on what became LifeLink. The most important: do not accept ‘no’ as the final answer for something you are passionate about. If you truly believe in something, go after it regardless of how big it is.”

Scott Rawson, Executive Director, Centre Life Link EMS

“I worked for Mimi for 30 years. She set goals and did whatever it took to reach them. She put her creative skills to work to create business solutions. Mimi took over a fledgling business at a time when women rarely were in charge. She succeeded because she treated vendors, clients, and employees in a firm but fair fashion. Her success motivated me. Mimi gave me the environment and direction to succeed.”

Dick Hall, former President and General Manager, The Barash Group

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