Shaneé’s favorite PD activity has been being involved in the Conversation Circles and unconscious bias trainings. Each afforded her the opportunity to meet other women who are committed to change by building authentic relationships and having uncomfortable conversations. She recently joined PD’s board and has enjoyed serving in this new capacity as well.
The best advice that she has received is to Accept and Expect mistakes, which was learned from Mr. Rogers. Additionally, she has also learned that when she begins and ends her day in prayer, the unsurmountable seems non-existent. Lastly, when facing a challenge, she simply says… “This too shall pass.”
There is not one specific leadership trait that she admires… but she would certainly say that Accountability, Integrity, Humility, Inspiration, and Failure are in her top 5.
“My family is my EVERYTHING and we are very close knit! I have been blessed with an amazing husband who is extremely supportive, two beautiful daughters (one University of Connecticut graduate currently pursuing a career in multi-media journalism and one sophomore in college- Howard University- Administration of Justice/Entertainment law major) who inspire me to do better. My parents continue to push me daily. They instilled a spirit of excellence, servant leadership and service. I strive to make them proud daily”.
Jenkins loves high school and college sports- specifically basketball and track. Both her brother, husband and eldest daughter were Division 1 athletes at the college level so it’s always fun to watch. When she is not spending extra time in the gym or in the stands, she likes to “veg out” on Netflix & Hulu or spending time with family and friends.
CNN and the Washington Post are Shaneé’s go-to news media sources. Her daughter interns with Angela Rye so she tries to stay as connected as possible.
Her new favorite restaurant is Bellis Bistro & Spirits in Bay View. She is also a fan of BrownStone Social Lounge on Water Street.
Someday Shaneé would love to meet Ava Duvernay, Rachel Maddow, Shonda Rhimes, Colin Kaepernick, and Chris Cuomo.
She is currently reading Becoming by Michelle Obama.
Aruba is her favorite travel destination. She would also like to visit Africa and Greece one day.