Noreen Goldberg interviews Pamela Pruitt, Grammy Award Winner and current director of Multi-Cultural Affairs at Rider University. Ms. Pruitt discusses her career as a songwriter, her two Grammy Awards and the keys to her success, both past and present: networking and always going for the goal. You can read the accompanying blog here.
- 0:00: Ms. Pruitt’s childhood ambitions (rock and dance) impacted her career choices
- 2:08: The road to the Grammys: Ms. Pruitt pursues writing and networking, meets Smokey Robinson, and writes for the Supremes
- 7:27: Ms. Pruitt reflects on winning her first Grammy Award, how it won her her second Grammy Award and opened her eyes to the changes in the music industry in the past four decades
- 16:33: Ms. Pruitt’s most influential connections (and friends) throughout her career: Smokey Robinson, Marve Tarplin and Barry Gordon
- 20:39: Life changing moment of Ms. Pruitt’s career—hearing “Baby Come Close” on the radio
- 23:06: Ms. Pruitt’s most helpful philosophies when achieving her goals—remember who you are and that all of your choices come back to you, don’t let anyone who disses you get you down, believe in yourself! Ms. Pruitt’s motto: T.A.S.—Target, Aim, Shoot
- 28:50: Ms. Pruitt is currently director of Multi-Cultural Affairs at Rider University, and feels that she is exactly where she needs to be.