VIDEO: Blazing Trails as an Agent For Change in Fairfield County

Oct 03, 2016

The Drive with Denise hosts Juanita James

Tune in to this on-demand episode of “The Drive” as HAN Network host Denise DiGrigoli talks with Fairfield County’s Community Foundation CEO and President Juanita James. From blazing trails in the classroom to making an impact in the boardroom and through philanthropy, learn Juanita’s thoughts on how to move ourselves forward by empowering others in our community.

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In 1970, Juanita James entered Princeton University as a member of the second class of women ever admitted by this Ivy League institution. Fourteen years later, she became Princeton’s first black female trustee. She went on to build a progressive career in the media and entertainment industry, earning prestigious awards and titles. Then, she left the for-profit world.

“I had broken through so many glass ceilings,” says James. “But I felt something else calling me.”

Originally aired on The Drive with Denise DiGrigoli on the HAN Network, September 20, 2016.