Empowering women to be what they can’t see
Jennifer Wittwer is an internationally acclaimed gender expert who began her career in the Royal Australian Navy, and has just written her first book, ‘Against the Wind’.
Jennifer forged an impressive – and unusual – military career over the course of nearly four decades, shaped by a series of events in her life that spurred her to become a force for change. She is now a mentor and advocate for women, and recently left the military to establish her own consultancy, supporting women here in Australia and around the world.
In this episode, Jennifer talks about what drew her to a career in the military and her experiences as a woman in a male-dominated organisation, her career of ‘firsts’ and the turning point that saw her move into the gender space, her new book ‘Against the Wind: How women can be their authentic selves in male-dominated professions’ and what feminine leadership can look like.
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* Content warning: This episode contains some discussion about sexual harassment, sexual assault and domestic violence, so please consider this before listening, particularly if you might find this triggering. If you need help, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or 1800 RESPECT to access 24-hour support.
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Jennifer’s new book ‘Against the Wind: How women can be their authentic selves in male-dominated professions’ is out now. Visit jenniferwittwer.com
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