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MEET Joan E Wakeland Taylor a dynamic Entrepreneur

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Mondays  show where Joan was a guest had many challenges she could not hear me and I could not hear her so we are rescheduling the show to Wednesday October 31st

Joan Wakeland-Taylor was born in 1941 in Jamaica West Indies.  She graduated in 1964 as a Pharmacist from the University of Technology in Jamaica West Indies and owned and operated 3 Pharmacies in Jamaica.

Things were scary in 1977 and she feared for her son’s life as well as her own so she migrated to New Jersey with only $50.00 for her and $50.00 for her son as that is all that was allowed to take out of the country.  They stayed in New Jersey for 6 weeks and then came to California

She could not get a job as a Pharmacist in the US so she became a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative and worked for several companies, In 1990 she became a Senior Medical Representative and  joined AstraZeneca in September 2000 and retired in 2014..

She raised her son  on her own by working hard while at the same time being a role model as a mother.  She put him through college and they are both successful today. One of her greatest thrills is that is now a grandmother.

Joan was a member of my Menifee Nafe and two years stepped into the Director slot of the Riverside Nafe network. Go to www.wrnafe.com and you can find the meeting location information. In addition to NAFE, Joan is a member of the American Business Women’s Association, Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Menifee Valley Lions Club.  Joan has won many awards over the years .Joan is a woman of commitment; she is totally passionate about the work that she is doing. . She is a woman with a can-do attitude who is positive and has the courage to take risks and step outside of her comfort zone