Courage is not a feel-good emotion, but rather a steeling of backbone; going against feelings of insecurity, hurt, revenge, embarrassment, unrestrained ambition, to bring about what we know is appropriate. Courage is not the absence of difficulty, discomfort and fear but rather present with much blood, sweat and tears. But women – we are a couragfeous breed!
Let us be courageous and uphold the value of womanhood – and let us begin today; to recover, cultivate and improve the various associations and relationships we have with the women we work and live alongside. In the words of Anne Frank, “
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ”
She’s not your competition – she is another woman, a part of womanhood. Value her.
Penny was born in England, raised in New Zealand, lived in America and settled in Perth, Australia. Together with her husband Mark, she is raising a teenage daughter and has twin twenty-something sons. "Coming home at the end of a solid working day to family and friends is my delight" says Penny, Co-author of the book – She’s Not Your Competition. She is a heart-felt communicator who believes in the power of a person’s story.
Penny has over 25 years experience as a high level leader and spokesperson in both the private and non-profit sectors with significant public relations experience. She is currently the CEO of South Coastal Women's Health Services, and prior on the Leadership Teams of Rise Network and Riverview supporting people in areas of mental health, domestic and family violence, and children overseas at risk of exploitation. She holds an MBA and MBL, and is a Board Director for the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia. For the past 15 years she has provided pro-bono support as a mentor for leaders and consultant to not for profits.
Penny’s personal life endeavour is a determination to "make life better not bitter".