You Deserve Life
by Karen Wright-Chisolm
Karen Wright-Chisolm, the 7th child of eleven children born to the late Benjamin (Bone) Wright, and the Late Adell Meyers Wright both of Charleston, S.C. Karen graduated from Burke High School in 1973. Karen is a Retired Veteran with over 27 years of service from the United States Air Force, as a Chief Master Sergeant, the highest enlisted rank only obtained by 1% of the force and a retired Civil Service employee.Karen is noted as being the first black/first female to serve as Superintendent of the 315th MSSCharleston Air Force Base. Chief Chisolm’s last 4 years on Active Duty was served at the Pentagon.
Professional education includes: Doctoral of Management Candidate, Ambassador Bible College and Seminary, Doctoral Management Candidate, Organizational Leadership – University of Phoenix, Dual Masters of Art Degree in Human Resources Management/Human Resources Development, Webster University; B.S. Degree in Human Resources Management, Southern Wesleyan University and Associate of Arts Degree in Human Resource Management/Personnel Administration, Community College of the Air Force. Karen is a life member and Trustee of Greater St. Luke AME Church. Diamond Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc.; Board Member of Ladies Enriching the Community (LETC); Life Member of TuskegeeAirmen; Board Member - Imperial Court Daughters Auxiliary; PastCommandress of Arabian Court #128; Life Member NAACP; Executive Board Charleston Branch NAACP; Regional Coordinator State Branch of NAACP; Legacy Member Jack & Jill of Americas; Past Matron, Eastern LightChapter No. 360; Past State Grand Chapter., PSGLLR and PLLR Order of Golden Circle; AF Sergeants Association; Executive Board/Advisory Board of Jenkins Institute forChildren; CEO Boots-2-Heels, Inc. SC Chapter; Board MemberBoots2Heels, Inc.; Founder/CEO of “A Centralized Moment – The Focus Is You– Zoom Platform and Weekly Podcast; Member of the City of Charleston W&MBEAdvisory Board; Veterans Upward Bound Advisory Board.
Advocate and public speaker of Domestic Violence and an Author who has contributed to two books which have been noted as #1 Best Selling Authors, Camouflaged Sisters Silent No More; Camouflaged Sisters – Leadership through the Eyes of Senior Military Women Leaders – “Mentoring Is Critical To Your Success” recognized as #1 Best Selling Authors, Amazon Bestselling Authors, Amazon Hot New Release, #1 in United States, Military Veterans History, #1 in United States Veterans History, #3 in Military & Spies Biographies & #5 in Business Leadership.
Karen is the sole author of “You Deserve Life” voted Best Seller in October 2021.
Karen is married to Paul Chisolm, Jr., parentsof four children, Tamara Brown, Eric Brown, Jr., Paul Chisolm, III and Jazmine Wright-Chisolm; grandparents of Shaquille, Nakearah, Traequan, Destiny, Sanaa, Caleb (Deceased), William, andRhyanne Heavenly Grace; great-grandparents of Sebastian, Ariah, and Amira.Karen loves God and family. Karen’s favorite scripture is Proverbs 3: 5-6; “Trust in the Lordwith all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledgehim, and he shall direct thy paths.” Her motto is: “Never Underestimate the Power of SomeoneElse’s Struggles, Unless You Have Walked in their Shoes.”