"This is an intriguing, captivating, inspirational story of a woman who just won’t take “no” for an answer. Marie Pizano is an example of how you can overcome challenges to live with passion and purpose, and realize your ambitions. Her story can help empower and motivate others to find their Yes."

Jack CanfieldCoauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series anthem The Success Principles™

The book “From Barefoot To Stilettos, It’s Not For Sissies” is a masterpiece. As a Pastor and Spiritual leader, reading this book has given me a different perspective concerning ministry. This book displays how an individual can use the inner strength, tenacity and drive within them to overcome the obstacles, trials and failures to become productive, successful, and magnetic in life. The encouraging aspects and the transparency is within itself phenomenal. I believe this book has the ability to encourage the discouraged, and renew the “I can do it spirit” of many that will be privileged to read this book. Marie Pizano is a woman who just will not give up. I pray the blessings of God will be upon this book and the readers thereof.

Bishop William S. WrightPastor / Liberty Church of God in Christ

Marie’s book, “From Barefoot to Stilettos, It’s Not for Sissies” is a very inspirational story. Her open and honest story of her journey through the trenches is a great read, and I would recommend it to anyone in need of a little extra motivation. She embodies many qualities that outstanding athletic teams strive for, and these qualities are definitely setting her up to win. She has showed, and continues to show, a great deal of strength and perseverance, and she has an exceptionally resilient spirit. She is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with!

Josh PastnerHead Coach, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

On behalf of the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, we are honored to give commendations and recommendation to Marie Pizano as a dynamic leader, presenter and entrepreneur who also has the passion and commitment to infuse philanthropy in all that she endeavors. We are proud to know her as a friend, loyal leader and go get it woman. She has served on the board of directors and led fundraising events to raise dollars to support low income women and children in Memphis.

Ruby BrightExecutive Director of Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis

Marie Pizano has done an excellent job in creating a company that aroused the interest in our community. She has helped the city start an opportunity to become a center for movie & TV production. Marie has also established a business model based on a strong ethic and professional operations. She has a wide range of support from those that see her business as a viable investment and important to the community. Marie has a strong character and one that would flourish at any opportunity or challenge she is presented with. I would highly recommend Marie to anyone interested in her work.

Pat HalloranPresident and CEO of the Orpheum Theatre

Marie Pizano is a highly determined, focused and tenacious businesswoman. She successfully created a multi-faceted company, through hard work and careful planning, in the entertainment industry. As a lifelong Memphian, I can say that Marie has done an incredible job of garnering support from local businesses and business leaders. Her persistence and unbreakable spirit ensure that she will thrive in any situation. Marie will be a valuable asset to any company or project she pursues.

Duncan WilliamsPresident of Duncan-Williams, Inc.

The inspiring first person story of a woman driven to prove to the world that she can.

Morgan FreemanGolden Globe Award Winner and a Member of Screen Actors Guild

I’ve worked very closely with Marie over the past years and I’m impressed. She is incredibly well networked and highly regarded in the Memphis business community and is always thinking about how to bring in business and investment.

Jeffrey M. CohenPresident & CEO of Voyage-Air Guitar, CEO of Halt Medical