This is me now…
I’m a passionate advocate for positive change and equality in all things for all people.
In 2018 I became the Founder & Owner of a Global Organisation for Women over 50 as a result of experiencing, as a woman over 50 myself, the multitude of areas in our society that could benefit from such an organisation.
Australians right now are transitioning through Anger to Action, Grief to Change. We are living in a time that is seeking to achieve true equality and united community more than ever before. As an Author, Speaker, Commentator, Social Justice Advocate, Mother and Friend I intend to be part of that change.
In order to do that, staying informed on what is happening in our communities – locally, nationally and internationally – is critical.
Where I started …
Life began happily … born into a family living in the Riverland of Australia. Youngest (by SO MANY years!) of 4 children to the most beautiful, talented and vibrant Mother and equally good looking, charismatic Father.
Our family moved to Adelaide when I was 3 and by the time I was 4, I became one of the 1st in my neighbourhood to be in a Single Parent Family.
This fact alone started my early understanding of social challenges which also included my exposure to the inequality and injustice towards our First Nations people.
My cousin was an adopted Stolen Generations girl and whilst we were best friends and spent every possible moment for most of our lives until late teens together, the challenges and overwhelming issues she faced in our community cut deep in both of us.
This experience cements my commitment to promoting unification and equality within our society for all Australian First Nations People.
The rest of my childhood and early adulthood was both colourful and full. Moments of great achievements and equally, moments of being bullied for what I was to learn later included jealousy, ignorance and being ‘sidelined’ as the child of a divorcee (not a common situation back then).
Blessed with having my best friend & mentor – my gorgeous Mother – with me every step of the way, I have to say that the stories from that part of my life alone that were the bricks and mortar that have created who I am today…are definitely worth revisiting for #inspo on resilience, self-esteem and ‘manifestation’ in life.
Adult life was full …
I’ve travelled the world, I’ve been in the top positions including CEO and Senior Management for companies. As a Global Citizen, I have been on the Personal Development Circuit and spoken to groups of 10 – 5000, always taking away ideas and inspiration from them all.
Throughout life, I’ve endured direct ‘glass ceiling’ moments in business and been treated by righteous attitudes to be made to feel not worthy as a woman in certain employment roles.
The midlife crisis …
In 2012 I was given 2 months to live after a suspected gall bladder issue turned out to be 87% of my Liver dead! Pulling every ounce of what I had within me – I healed myself and today spend every moment of my life in gratitude. This experience also gave me a clear insight into the Health System in Australia and as a result, I am a strong advocate for health reform and equality in access to all services for our community.
I now find myself seeking solutions. Solutions and growth opportunities for Climate Change, Economic Reform, Social Justice, MultiCultural integration and better outcomes for Senior Citizens. Why? Because it is our collective responsibility to be a part of the solutions, both for ourselves now and for future generations.
I love to hear the stories of others and wherever possible, I find a way to help if I can. It is a natural character trait inherited from my Mother and I use it often. I am excited about the potential that every moment holds. I am committed to sharing what I have learned, and continue to learn in my life, with others!
I have been collaborating with incredible women over 50 worldwide and I am excited! I am excited about the resources, tools, inspiration and ‘AhHa moment’ opportunities I am able to share!
I am committed to me and I am committed to you!
To be continued …
The Countdown Is On
Out & About with Jaynie
Listening to what you have to say and discovering what it is that you want for your family, your life and your community, that is my focus.