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Ashro Woman: Karen P.

Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Karen P. from Glendale, WI

It is evident that this bright mother and grandmother has centered her life on faith and family. When we asked her what makes her happy, she said it was being loved by her husband, children and grandchildren. Family is a treasure that she has invested in over the years.

Being a mother taught her “that you must sacrifice. In the end it is worth it when you see that all the work you put into your children blossoms into blessings.” As a woman of faith, Karen relies on God for strength each and every day.

“I have grown to have faith that God the Almighty will always have my back through the highs and lows of life. He is always there to catch me.” She and her husband have passed this faith on to their own children who are now passing it on to their children. 

Not only has Karen invested in family, she has also invested in herself—in her growth and development. She is a retired insurance specialist, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha and an author. She is proud of the fact that she has published a book of poetry and earned her Master’s degree. Go Karen! Fashion is a fun outlet for her as well.

While her style has a classic feel that works just about anywhere, she loves Ashro’s clothes because they make her feel “exciting”. For Karen, the Ashro woman is “vivacious…adventurous…a diva.” How did she find Ashro? ” I saw a catalog in a beauty shop and have not put it down since.”


Karen P.
Which city do you live?
Which state do you live?
How would you describe the Ashro woman? How do you embody her?
Vivacious, exciting, adventurous , a diva. I love the clothes because they make me feeling exciting
What do you do for a living? What do you like most about it? What don’t you like?
I am a retired recovery specialist for an insurance company
How do you spend your free time?
I spend my free time painting, making jewelry, spending time with grandkids
What small thing makes you happy?
Know I am loved by my husband, children, and grans
What is your best dish? Who do you make it for—and where do you typically serve it?
My spaghetti chicken meal. Usually make for my son in particular. My second dish is salmon with asparagus with garlic butter. My husband loves this for Sunday meal.
What has been your greatest struggle…and your greatest (or latest) triumph?
Greatest triumph is getting my masters and publishing my book of poetry , Never Give Up Hope : A Book of Poetry for the Living
Do you volunteer or do charity work? Tell us about it!
Not right now but plan to do so in the future
Are you in a sorority? Or is anyone in your family in a sorority? If so, which one and what does it mean to you?
Yes, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.- Epsilon Kappa Omega Chapter in Milwaukee, WI
What do you love about fashion and style?
Making you feel fresh and exciting and beautiful
Has anyone in particular influenced your style?
Not in particular
What occasions/events do you dress up for? (for example-do you often dress up for church, cultural events, charity events, going out, etc.) And how often do you typically get dressed up?
Church , sorority meetings, going out to special dinners, sorority founders day,
How has your style evolved over time?
I try to have a classic feel to attire now that can go across many venues
Do you wear hats? How often and what type of hat? Do you wear them to church? If so, be sure to share a pic of you in a hat with us!
Do you wear headwraps? How often? Where did you learn how to tie it? Share a pic of you in a headwrap with us!
Do you wear wigs? How often and what length or style? If so, be sure to share a pic of you in a wig with us!
Are you a woman of faith? How does that faith affect your life? Please tell us more.
Yes, God gives me strength each and every day. I have grown to have faith that God the almighty will always have my back through the highs and lows of life. He is always there to catch me.
Do you attend church? What church do you go to and what do you love most about it?
Yes, Eastbrook Church. Love the diversity and the many classes and activities they have to offer.
How are you passing along your faith traditions onto your children/grandchildren?
Yes, my husband and I have passed down our faith to our children who are now passing it down to their children. They now take their families to church and Sunday school to learn about Jesus.
Are you a First Lady or a Pastor?
Your best advice?
Be true to yourself
What lessons has motherhood (or being a grandmother) taught you?
That you must sacrifice. In the end it is worth it when you see that all the work you put into you children blossoms into blessings
Are you an Ashro Credit customer? If so, how has our credit helped you?
Do you have a memory to share of when you first heard about Ashro or when you received your first catalog?
Saw a catalog in a beauty shop and have not put the catalog down since.

Thanks for inspiring us, Karen!

If you’d like a chance to be a future Ashro Woman of the Week, share your story with us—then watch your weekly Ashro emails to see if you’re featured next! Already filled out our questionnaire? Then you’re all set (you may see yourself featured in next week’s email)! Make sure to tell your friends and family to sign up for emails. We can’t wait to see you!


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Published on Oct 11 2021

Last Updated on Oct 09 2021

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