Jess is the founder of the Mornington Peninsula's business community and coworking space for women, Soar Collective and Flock coworking. With a passion for watching women Soar, Jess shares her mission and inspirations with Women in Focus.
Richard Branson, he’s always been a huge inspiration.
Soy flat white please and I’ll order a cup of tea for Richard (he’s running late).
We’re on a mission to empower and inspire women in business through authentic networking events and practical workshops.
Nine amazing months
I used to want to be a famous singer! I can play guitar and love a good sing-a-long with the musos in my family (after a beer or two of course).
Our community of talented businesswomen who never cease to inspire and amaze me.
Flicking back through my old notebooks from 2004 of my ideas, plans and dreams, only to read a description of the business I wanted to launch back then which listed all of the things I’m doing right now with Soar Collective. So I’ve done a full circle really, somewhat searching for purpose and my passion when it was right there all along.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it and focus on your strengths - you’re not supposed to be good at everything.
My thought everyday is ACTION as it’s my word for 2015. ‘Don't let a day go by without doing something... no matter how small.’ Robert G. Allen
Google and the Soar Collective community. It’s all about knowledge sharing. Our weaknesses are someone else’s strengths.
To take Soar Collective to regions all over Australia and to create an amazing life for my family and I.
On a larger scale, I’m very passionate about women’s empowerment and gender equality. I hope to raise awareness and make a positive impact throughout my lifetime. Soar Collective donates 5% of After Dark ticket sales to UN Women’s Australian National Committee and I hope to do more work with them in the future.
The women I’ve met through our Soar Collective community are a constant source of inspiration. They’re a bunch of amazing, inspiring, hard working, driven, talented women and they keep me going. I’m always inspired by the special people in my life, plus the stories of great women and what they’ve achieved.
I received a message from my gorgeous friend earlier which said ‘you little ray of sunshine. You just keep on being a power package of brilliance and energy.’ Seriously one of the best texts I’ve ever received. It meant a lot coming from her, especially being an amazing woman in her own right.
I started my first full time job doing a traineeship at McDonald’s, just short of turning 17. It was a huge adjustment coming from school to working 38 hours a week, and I found it very difficult. For the first 6 months or so, I thought about quitting a lot! It taught me how to be resilient and self-disciplined, as well as the importance of how you treat people, whether customers, management or co-workers.
Um…I’ve never thought about it! Anne Hathaway? I’m sure she can make room in her schedule.
Soar Collective are running the Mornington Peninsula's first full day conference, SoarCon, on 14 November 2015, book tickets here
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