Jenny Ming's Dream Career

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As a first generation immigrant, Jenny Ming is truly successful in pursuing her own dream career. Graduated from San Jose University with a bachelor of arts in clothing merchandising and a minor in marketing, Ming had worked for various apparel companies including Macy’s, Mervyn’s, Gap, and Old Navy. She now serves as the president, the CEO, and the chief merchandising officer at Charlotte Russe. While earning about $1.3 million a year, Ming has managed to have both a profitable career and a personal life outside her business. Adapting to a different culture can be challenging, but if it means one can pursue their own dream, then it’s worth it. Ming was born in Guangzhou, China, in 1955. Her parents decided to leave the Communist country when she was three months old. They walked most of the way to Macao and stayed there for nine years until Ming’s dad brought them to the San Francisco’s North Beach district. She was ambitious even in her early ages, earning her own income by working as a bank teller and a Macy’s salesperson. She also sewed clothes which she became so skilled at that she provided seamstress services on newspapers. Ming studied home economics at San Jose State University hoping to become a home…show more content…
She is also a director of Levi Strauss & Co. since September 2014 and she also serves as a “special advisor to the board of directors of Barneys New York… and as a member of the Board of the Merage Foundation for the American Dream.” (“Jenny Ming”). She mentioned her biggest accomplishment in her life is finding the balance between her career and her family. “‘You don 't have to sacrifice your personal life for a career,’ she told James J. Owens, a writer for a publication of the University of Southern California 's Marshall School of Business, ‘I never stopped working to have a family. I took six weeks off and came back to work.’” (“Jenny Ming
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