“Well who wants to read my story?” That was my first reaction when asked to contribute to a book about women’s courage, resilience, and overcoming life’s challenges.
I love writing and word-smithing. In my career as a social worker, CEO and leader, writing has been important for research, advocacy and securing funding. I have contributed to a number of books. However to write my own story and use a personal voice (rather than a professional one) was a whole other daunting […]
When our four children went to their bedrooms, as parents we knew this was a safe, private space. That tells you something about my age, and more importantly, how much has changed in one generation. Now with technology anyone might be there!
I well remember a conversation with family friend Matt Tilley over five years ago, discussing the need to increase community generosity … “Jo what if everyone in Australia on one day just gave a dollar…we could raise $20 million in one day.” […]