Jarene F. Barnes
CASA of Allegheny County
How many years have you been in your industry?
What has been your greatest inspiration?
Women with strong leadership qualities: Michelle Obama, Maya Angelou, Senior Vice President Valerie Njie of Bidwell Training Center, Sarah Sumpter and the late Dr. Edna B. McKenzie
Name one person you consider a great role model and tell us why.
My mother made a very strong impact in my life. Through her guidance, love, strength, and wisdom she empowered me to have a voice on behalf of myself and others that I serve in my personal and professional life.
What advice would you give to anyone about following their dreams?
Turn your struggles into triumphs!
What is the biggest career or business mistake that you have ever made?
To second guess myself.
What was the best thing that you have ever done that got you where you are today?
To never give up and stay true to myself.