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Yes, Granddaughter, You Can



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Yes, Granddaughter, You Can by Joyce M Wrenn
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Joyce M. Wrenn's Yes, Granddaughter, YOU CAN is the inspiring memoir of a woman whose career should be a source of encouragement for our youth, young women and young men alike. She succeeded in breaking through the "glass ceiling" before others even knew there was a crack. The definition of "glass ceiling" is: "The unseen, yet unbreachable barrier that keeps minorities and women from rising to the upper rungs of the corporate ladder, regardless of their qualifications or achievements." This term first surfaced in the mid-1980s. With immigrant grandparents, Wrenn's father stressed the importance of education. In college, she chose studies like math and physics over the "liberal arts" many girls studied. Even though she married young, she continued her education and graduated, accepting her first job as a computer programmer for Bendix in 1959. Over the years, Wrenn's career progressed as she moved back and forth across the country, working for such companies as IBM, Bank of America, American Airlines, Union Pacific RR--each move a step up the ladder--retiring as CIO in 1999. Wrenn hopes her story will help young people, especially women, in their quest to climb the corporate ladder in their own careers. About the Author A wife, mother, and grandmother, Joyce M. Wrenn is also a pioneer in establishing herself in a technical field and holding senior management positions at four major public companies. There were no female role models as she plowed new ground and became effective in a mostly male business world. With all of her achievements, Wrenn's greatest joy was giving birth to her daughter and helping her achieve a happy life, even while her first marriage was coming to an end. She married a second time and achieved a bond so rich and deep that few attain. Today, when asked, Wrenn would say she is assistant coach in the development of her granddaughter and grandson, both of whom are very talented.
Release date NZ
March 29th, 2017
Illustrations, color
Dorrance Publishing Co.
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