In this special episode of Table Fries, Jeanne's guest is author, Jackie Glenn. Right out of the gate Jeanne asked her for the one word that describes her. Authentic. You'll have no doubt after this episode that authentic is the perfect word for her. She admits that sometimes she may not be nice, depending on when you catch her in the day, but she'll always be an authentic truth-teller. Jeanne and Jackie talked about the inspiration for her book, Lift as I Climb (available on Amazon here). In this episode, you'll hear the wise advice she'd give her 18-year-old self, what a good day looks like. The answer - "When I've impacted the next generation." You'll also hear about the pivot that led her to where she is today as a highly respected Diversity, Inclusion & Corporate Culture Strategist. Tune in.
About Jeanne's guest, Jackie Glenn:
As Founder and Principal of Glenn Diversity Inclusion & HR Solutions, she provides corporations and individuals thought leadership in the development and execution of strategies, programs, and best practices needed to create inclusive and effective corporate cultures by attracting and retaining diverse workforces. She is also a speaker and host of national and international conferences and panels.
This comes after a 19-year career at EMC, where she began in human resources and advanced to the C-Suite, eventually becoming Vice President & Global Chief Diversity Officer at Dell EMC. As stated in her recent book, Lift As I Climb: An Immigrant Girl’s Journey Through Corporate America, “There is a special place carved out that only you can fill.” Her adaptation to American culture as an immigrant from Jamaica cultivated skills and insights that uniquely qualify her to help her company create a diverse workforce that would retain top talent from the United States – a nation of immigrants – and around the globe.