Local author celebrates release of new book: Reflections!

January 5, 2023

Photos by Yvonne Kemp

Photos by Yvonne Kemp

Terry Wells-Jones grew up in a small town in the Deep South during the Jim Crow era in the 1950s. After a traumatic experience in her life, her family moved to Milwaukee, WI, where she graduated magna cum laude from North Division High School and was awarded a four-year academic scholarship to the University of Wisconsin majoring in pre-med and business administration. She is also a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. After many roadblocks and obstacles, Terry became one of the first black fashion models in the mid-1960s. She also became the first woman hired by a Fortune 500 company in a sales position, breaking through the “glass ceiling” and opening doors for other women in a male-dominated world. Terry fought many battles to reach her level of success in business while also cultivating a happy family life.

In her new memoir, “Reflections! Looking in the Mirror,” published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc., Terry shares the philosophies that helped her on her journey, as well as the disappointments and opposition she faced along the way. This is her astonishing success story.

Now retired from her business career, she enjoys traveling all over the world and spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren in her golden years.