Smashing Through Career Glass Ceilings with Jackie Chappell

How do you smash through perceived career glass ceilings and, if you are a woman, achieve this in male dominated workplaces? 

Jackie Chappell 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 now has a busy speaking career, addressing Business Expos, start-ups, the Aspire Entrepreneur Academy and many others.

Join us as we discuss ideas and life lessons that may help you smash through your glass ceilings and achieve greater success in your career and life.

This episode will be airing live on 28th May 2021 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


More about Jackie Chappell:

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.

This episode will be airing live on 28th May 2021 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


More about Chris Cooper:

Chris has 30 years of multi-functional business experience, working with global brands such as Mars, United Biscuits and Punch to board level before supporting and founding successful entrepreneurial ventures. Chris elevates business success as an advisor, coach, facilitator, and consultant developing leaders, teams and building highly engaged workforces particularly in the insurance and financial services sectors. He founded the ‘Business Elevation Show’ on Voice America in 2011, building a massive network of global connections and audience in over 50 countries. He speaks on topics such as ’Elevating Leadership’, ‘Engagement’, and his book ‘The Power to Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It or Not) published by Penguin Random House USA’. He is the founder of ‘The Elevation Collective’ an exclusive network for business change makers.  Chris is a fellow and former Regional President of the Professional Speaking Association in the UK. To contact Chris: chris@chriscooper.co.uk

This episode will be airing live on 28th May 2021 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


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