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Heather Jackson

Heather Jackson

Chair and Founder of An Inspirational Journey

Heather Jackson is Chair and Founder of An Inspirational Journey, an organisation which supports organisations to drive forward performance through better balanced business and sustainable talent management solutions.

The company’s key focus is “ Better Balance, Better Business” and works to positively influence and address the imbalance of talent that currently exists at the top of corporate UK and Europe with particular focus on middle management through to the executive

Delivered as a series of programmes, events and online activities including The Balanced Business Forum (formerly known as The Women's Business Forum and now recognised as the world’s first gender balanced leadership conference), The Pearls Programme, Ach-Eve Programme, Two Percent Club and a social platform “Real Leaders, Real Conversations”

Working in partnership with RBS, over the last few years the organisation has supported more than 1400 organisations on this business imperative, and has some 1500 women currently on its programmes reaching out to a further 5000 aspiring leaders with its mentoring and support activities

Heather is an active advocate in the media and acts as an advisory consultant to the government on issues surrounding women in business. She is a regular contributor to regional and national media including CNN, BBC, Sky News and The Times.

With a teenage daughter and son, Heather drives forward this business issue with the aim of ensuring not only her children but the next generations of men and women will be able to have choice and control of how, when and where they take their careers - regardless of gender.

In her spare time, Heather has two personal passions, running and art. She is a Trustee of ‘The Tetley’, a new centre for contemporary art which opens in late 2013.


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