Queen for a Day
“For those of you old enough to remember, this is just like the show Queen for a Day.” That will be the quote that I will remember from the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2011 Women of Influence award dinner. For those of you not old enough to know what Queen for a Day refers to, let me indulge you. Queen for a Day was one of the early give-away game shows that started on radio in 1945 and then morphed into a television show almost a decade later. An early precursor to the modern day reality TV show, Queen for a Day would feature a candid question on the financial and personal challenges each contestant faced and their response was rated by the audience using the time-tested applause meter. The winning contestant was showered by gifts provided by the sponsors and seated upon a throne, draped in a sable-trimmed robe with the finishing touches including a bejeweled crown and a bouquet of roses.
The 2011 Women of Influence award dinner asked each of the honorees to candidly answer a question about their inspiration, best advice, mentors, regrets, or alternative careers not pursued.
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