Lift as I Climb

An Immigrant Girl’s Journey Through Corporate America

by Jackie Glenn



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/13/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781728303017
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781728303024
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781728303154

About the Book

Lift as I Climb: An Immigrant Girl’s Journey Through Corporate America is an instructive biography about a woman who rose to the top through a winning combination of inclusion and purpose. As a new American, Jackie Glenn developed a powerful currency in a set of ten self-defined “gems”—foundations of character that she invested with impressive returns. Working her way from nanny to executive, she found that lifting others as she climbed the corporate ladder became a way of life. With each promotion and increase in global responsibility, she never forgot an earlier vow to hear those whose voices were not as strong as her own. Intentionally and continuously, she made time to understand who needed a lift and how to provide it. Jackie Glenn’s own story is artfully combined with the perspectives of other prominent immigrants explaining how these gems brought them success. This is a book for citizens of all nations who want a deeper understanding of qualities that never go out of style: authenticity, self-awareness, boldness, responsibility, faith, empathy, flexibility, integrity, resilience, and trustworthiness. Applicable to all stages of personal and professional journeys, Lift as I Climb will give you an engaging compass to chart your future and take pride in your progress.

About the Author

Jackie Glenn is a highly accomplished Human Resources Executive practicing across the HR spectrum including HR Strategic plans, Talent Development, and Diversity and Inclusion. She is currently Vice President/Global Chief Diversity Officer for EMC Corporation. In this position, she leads EMC’s worldwide diversity and inclusion strategy, continuously reinforcing global diversity and inclusion as a business imperative. Through collaboration with senior leadership on assessment, action planning and cultural change, she designs and delivers creative initiatives tied to the development of an innovative and inclusive workforces, as well as related components of talent management, employee relations, change management and compliance. Jackie joined EMC in 2000, as the Director of HR Operations for the Sales Division. In that capacity, she provided strategic and tactical Human Resources support to EMC sales groups, comprising more than 2,000 employees at both domestic and international sites. Overall, in her 20 plus year career across the Human Resource spectrum, Jackie has managed and implemented programs in Employee Relations, Training and Development, Recruiting, Organizational Development, and Consulting and Coaching. Her leadership as the VP, Global Chief Diversity Officer at EMC has introduced best-in-class practices, which includes the development of several groundbreaking efforts, including the design and implementation of an innovative and mandatory D&l curriculum, institutionalization of the company’s Transgender Reassignment Program, the launch of its High Potential Women’s Programs and expansion of employee resource groups. Efforts have led to multiple honors for EMC, including recognition as a Top 25 Noteworthy Company by DiversityInc, a leading employer by Disability Matters and a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index for 5 consecutive years. Jackie has been profiled in various magazines including Black Enterprise, Working Mother, Network Journal, Boston Business Journal, Savoy, Odyssey Media, Uptown Professional and Diversity Careers. She received her undergraduate degree in Healthcare Administration from Emmanuel College and a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Lesley University. Jackie has a passion for community advocacy and civic leadership and is a champion for issues affecting children and families. She serves as a board member for the Children’s Services of Roxbury, Girls Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, the African American Museum-Boston, and the Greater Boston Sickle Cell Anemia. She resides with her husband, Windsor, in Milton, Massachusetts; they have two daughters: Nicole and Alicia.