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Jennifer Dew, Business Change Consultant

What are you most passionate about in your role at JOST&Co?

With my background in business process improvement, project management, employee engagement, change management and business analysis, I relish the diversity of projects I get to work on at JOST&Co.

I particularly enjoy working on purpose-led initiatives, such as helping government clients who are tasked with improving social outcomes like optimising safety, job opportunities or educational outcomes for the community. I’m also lucky enough to lead JOST&Conscious, which is a program focused on making our own impactful social contributions and embedding sustainable development  principles into the operational fabric of JOST&Co.

What career journey have you taken to get here?

I was first exposed to organisational change when training as a Six Sigma black belt at AXA. After working at the company for a time, I took the opportunity to manage AXA’s charitable trust, which was a very rewarding experience.

After nearly 10 years at AXA, I took a career break. In returning to the workforce, I accepted a role as a program manager at a not-for-profit organisation that facilitates 12-13 year olds to volunteer with charities and fosters greater understanding of social justice issues.

Three and a half years later, I decided to pursue a consulting career to consolidate my broad experiences. I joined JOST&Co in 2018 and haven’t looked back.

What’s the best bit of career advice you’ve received?

Some time ago I was introduced to the idea of renting your job or owning your job. The difference comes down to how invested you are in your role. When you own your job, you operate from a more empowered and creative place. Renting your job fosters complacency and average outputs.

What do you love to do when you’re not at work?

I love travelling, entertaining, practising yoga and reading historical biographies.

What’s something few people know about you?

I recently ditched Facebook for Duolingo in an attempt to improve my schoolgirl French. So far, I have been practising for 158 days straight!