Universal Life Insurance Promotion Letter to Patricia Shaw

Title

Universal Life Insurance Promotion Letter to Patricia Shaw

Subject

Workplace

Description

In this letter Patricia Walker is promoted from Supervisor of the Data Processing Department at Universal LIfe insurance to Junior Officer, with the designation of Assistant Vice President- Assistant Controller. With this promotion, Shaw annual salary was raised to $10,000.00, an above average salary for the decade. It was also an above average salary for women, as well. In the letter, the Senior Vice President thanks Shaw for her hard work and says that he will continue to expect hard work from her. He also goes on to address qualities that patricia needs to improve. He states that one thing to improve is “the attitude one has to former peers and others.” From this statement, one may question the origin of Patricia’s attitude. Growing up as a an African AMerican women, Shaw faced multiple reasons for discrimination and situations where she had to stand had to stand up for herself. Still early in her career, Patricia earned an important position and continued to work her way up in the company years after.

Creator

H. A. Gilliam, Sr.: Senior Vice President of Universal Life Insurance

Source

MSS 109, Box 1

Publisher

University of Memphis Libraries

Date

February 8, 1971

Rights

Digital Image © 2016, University of Memphis Libraries Preservation and Special Collections Department. All rights reserved..

Files

Shaw promotion letter.png

Collection

Citation

H. A. Gilliam, Sr.: Senior Vice President of Universal Life Insurance, “Universal Life Insurance Promotion Letter to Patricia Shaw,” Making an Impact: The Lives of Tennessee Women, accessed January 19, 2018, http://umhist4851.omeka.net/items/show/139.