Overcoming Challenges Business Women Face
Every year International Women’s Day celebrates the achievements of women and continues the call for gender parity. To support this important subject, ILP brought together four fabulous, talented, and resilient women who shared their stories on Overcoming the Challenges Women Face in Business
Kerry Brocks, Founder and CEO of the Institute for Learning and Performance (ILP), led the conversation and shared her stories along with our Guest Speakers:
Gail Miller – Aged Care Explained (ACE)
With a background in Children’s dentistry, how on earth did Gail become an Author, Speaker, Workshop Facilitator, and Aged Care Liaison? Years ago when her Mum was treated poorly in a wheelchair, the seed of the idea of writing a book was sown. With no idea how to go about it, she thought that 55 was too old to start a new career path.
An unlikely person shattered her age paradigm. Listen in to hear her journey as she invites you to challenge what’s possible.
Jennifer Jarrard, Director Member Services, World Commerce & Contracting
Jennifer is a Life Fellow with ILP and has been running her own businesses for 25 years after a successful career in telecommunications. She is a co-founder of Mindwerx International and was Director of the Buzan Centre. She is a Master of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and coaches people worldwide, and works with a wide variety of organisations in Australia, NZ, USA, UK, and Asia.
Jennifer’s passion for mental literacy, whole-brain thinking, and multiple intelligences saw her working with Tony Buzan worldwide for 15 years. Interestingly, Jennifer was convenor of the Australian Memory Championships, was Chief Operations Manager at the World Memory Championships, and was crowned “Memory Maven” by Australian Anthill Magazine.
Vanessa Trower, GWA Group Learning Manager
Vanessa has more than 15 years in the learning industry working at the intersection of corporate L&D, Instructional Design and Learning Technologies for global companies.
In 2020 she was awarded Learning Professional of the Year by the Institute of Learning and Performance (ILP) and 2021 finalist for Established Woman in Leadership with the Leadership Institute. Some of you may know Vanessa from her active voice in the learning community, on LinkedIn and her volunteer contributions that aim to support others to flourish and shape a positive future.