March 28, 2016

Mary Parker

2488Mary-Parker-2President/CEO, ALL(n)1 Security Services –

What perseverance, faith and courage can bring you. Want a challenge? Try being an African-American woman working on the line of an automobile manufacturing plant and aspiring to a leadership role. Mary did it, and became one of the youngest (and only African-American woman) manufacturing supervisors. If that weren’t enough, her next challenge was to break into the security business, where minorities made up 90 percent of the workforce but practically none of the managers. Thirty years later she owns her own company and employs nearly 200 people. Her book is entitled, appropriately enough, “The Chick in Charge.”