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February 13

“Can you have it all? Balancing leadership & life” with Jennifer Richmond, Executive President of Strategy & Development at Wood.

Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in delivering best-in-class solutions for clients, leading transformational programmes and identifying strategic growth areas. In her current role, she holds executive responsibility for Wood’s growth through strategic planning, corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, and marketing and communications.

Before joining Wood, Jennifer worked at Jacobs where she held a variety of leadership roles including Senior VP of Sales for the Federal and Environmental Solutions business. Before that, she served as Senior VP for the Advancing National Security and Defence business where she led a worldwide team of 5000 people delivering mission-critical solutions to the U.S. Department of Defence and other government clients.

In this episode, Jennifer candidly shares her valuable insights on various aspects of life and career, including the powerful lesson she learned from her younger years about always trusting in her ability to be successful. Throughout her journey, she learned that confidence in her abilities to overcome challenges and achieve success was a driving force behind her accomplishments. Whether faced with difficult decisions or new opportunities, trusting in herself helped Jennifer make bold choices and embrace her true potential. She also discusses how having a supportive boss and a positive workplace culture was crucial during her family’s challenging time. Through her experience, she highlights the significance of organizations fostering a compassionate and understanding environment for employees facing personal struggles.

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