To Our Little Sisters with Love
- Artist: Karen Jenkins & Tracy Wise
- Format: CD
- Release Date:5/31/2005
Starting that first career can be an exhilerating yet intimidating experience for anyone. However, young African-American women can encounter an even greater adjustment in today's environment where only a small percentage of private sector managers are African-American females. Setting realistic expectations of what young women will face in their first work experience typically comes through exposure to other career women. Unfortunately, this exposure is all too often unavailable in the African-American community. To Our Little Sisters With Love is a refreshing approach to career preparation for young African-American women entering the workforce. The dialogue speaks to issues that are far too often unspoken elements that young African-American women need to start a career path of success. The book explores essential stages of the career process such as expectations on the first day, getting the first perfomance review, reading the unwritten rules and many others. The discussion is tailored to the young African-American woman starting her first job from high school, college, trade school or any education and training institution. Authors, Karen Jenkins and Tracy Wise are veterans of the corporate workforce. Jenkins, 39, began her career as an Applications Chemist for Hewlett Packard Company after graduating from Hampton University. After earning her MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, she went on to pursue positions in the field of Market Research. Wise, 37, made her move into the work world as an engineering intern student for General Motors. She has worked for Hewlett Packard and is currently a marketing manager for a pharmaceutical company. She earned a bachelor of science degree at GMI Engineering and Management Institute and has an MBA degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business.