Jarene Barnes Believes in Never Giving Up

Jarene F. Barnes, Board President CASA of Allegheny County

Jarene F. Barnes

Board President

CASA of Allegheny County

How many years have you been in your industry?

25 years

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.









About the author

Marketing and media content development for diverse markets that enhances the image of women of color. To present women of diverse backgrounds and cultures in a positive and more realistic light.

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