Authentic leaders talking openly about themselves and their journey so far

Allan Leighton / Heather Jackson

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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, including creating the AIJ.TV channel.

Having set the organisation up just five years ago, it has supported over 1400 organisations on this agenda, has some 1500 women on its Programmes and reaches out to support a further 5000 in the pipeline.  Heather and her team have also worked over the past five years to create what is now recognised as the world’s first gender balanced leadership conference – now named The Balanced Business Forum.

Heather talks openly and honestly to Allan Leighton about her own personal journey to create and develop her organisation, her motivations, her mistakes, her inspirations and drivers both personally and professionally.
 

Official Biography


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 thought to the executive.

Delivered as a series of programmes, events and online activities including The Balanced Business Forum (formerly known as  The Womens 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  AIJ.TV “ 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.
 

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