Dorothy J BolerBoler, MS
My life story has been one of changing and chasing dreams. Growing up, my ambitions were simple but the expectations from my family and teachers were high. In junior high, I wanted to become a typist or secretary. In high school, I wanted to become a child psychologist. When I entered college, I decided to major in elementary education and minor in psychology. In my senior year of college, I went to a job fair on campus and talked with a representative from IBM. Never in my wildest dreams had I ever considered working in corporate America. On that day, however, I accepted an offer to work with IBM. My career has since been a long story of naivety, growing up, challenges, opportunities, growth, travel, promotions, missed opportunities, learning, learning and more learning. In the decades since that fateful job fair, I experienced the whole gamut of the ups and downs of the corporate world. And, what a different world it was from the one I grew up in. My world growing up was small, simple, comfortable, and segregated. My world today is far more complicated; I’m surrounded by people from different economic, racial, and educational backgrounds. Years after leaving school, I still seem to learn something new every day. I am constantly reminded of how little we actually know and how much more there is to experience and gain goodness from.