Girls Know How® books, a division of Kids Know How®, was created to help young people follow their dreams, explore career opportunities and access the tools and information that can help them reach their full potentials.
Meet the Author
”When I was young, there were so many careers I dreamed of, but I couldn’t imagine how to turn those dreams into reality. Through Girls Know How books and activities, we hope to give kids exposure to a variety of careers, exceptional role models and characters who might be just like them, helping them realize they can make their dreams come true!”
Ellen has worked for companies of all sizes and finally realized her dream of starting her own, NouSoma Communications, Inc. Prior to that, she was an officer of billion-dollar QVC, Inc., and gained national visibility as a popular on-air host. She also is an accomplished commercial actress and voice-over talent.
A summa cum laude graduate of Robert Morris University, Ellen earned an MBA at the Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1999, she was named one of Philadelphia’s Women of Distinction and a Freedom Valley Girl Scout Council Women of Achievement honoree. She also received an Excellence Award from Working Woman magazine the same year and was named one of Pennsylvania's Best 50 Women in Business.
As Mrs. Pennsylvania 1994, Ellen represented Pennsylvania women, speaking on family and women's issues statewide, and she has spoken nationally at numerous consumer and business events. A former marketing instructor at the Wharton Small Business Development Center at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, she continues to enjoy mentoring entrepreneurs and youngsters.
Ellen’s commitment to maintaining a work-life balance is evident through her community service which includes pro bono work for organizations such as Students In Free Enterprise and the Mommy’s Light Lives On Fund®, where she serves on the Board of Directors. A native of Pittsburgh, she lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her two daughters, where she enjoys playing the piano, tennis, drawing and writing in her spare time.
Meet the Illustrator
April D'Angelo earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, as well as a certificate in Early Childhood Education. She paints portraits and landscapes in a variety of media and enjoys illustrating children's books. Her work can be seen in numerous private homes and local art shows around Chester and Berks Counties in Pennsylvania. One of her favorite endeavors is teaching art to children and adults. To learn more, visit her website at www.artbyapril.com.
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