Jackie had a successful career in the rail industry, where she rose from a part-time employee selling tickets to become the Chief Executive of the Industry’s Training and Competence Company, making her the first ever female CEO in the industry’s history.
Jackie led the company to achieve tremendous industry and government recognition, in particular National Training Organisation status, and phenomenal growth during her seven years at the helm.
Following this career, Jackie created her own company; The Ironing Lady and its sister company The Cleaning Ladies, which in the last twelve years have developed a reputation for quality and innovation and achieved considerable growth despite the recent recession.
Jackie is keen to make sure her staff have the opportunity to develop and achieve their full potential though skills and external qualifications, and has helped previous employees successfully start their own company.
Jackie now has a busy speaking career, addressing Business Expos, start-ups, the Aspire Entrepreneur Academy and many others.
Friends, colleagues and peers call her confident, a fantastic leader, and an inspiration. They admire her ability to always look on the positive side of life, to “muck in” to get the job done, and her desire to champion potential in others, especially helping women smash through perceived glass ceilings as she herself has done.