That was me then. This is me now. Some things never change…
I was born and raised in the‘Great White North’ – CANADA!
I was born and raised in the‘Great White North’ – CANADA! … but have spent the better part of my life traveling, working, and living around the globe!
I graduated with a bachelor’s degree inMedia, Information, and Technoculture fromthe University of Western Ontario in 2007… and a master’s degree in International Communications and Development from City University London in 2012.
Founder and DirectorMay 2008 – PresentFeminists in Fashion, Global
Founder and DirectorMay 2008 – PresentFeminists in Fashion, Global Leading international project, interviewing women leaders around the world about their work and paths to success Developing social media channels and strategies and performing website maintenance Organized successful inaugural charity event, ‘Dressed to Care’, raising funds for the Canadian Women’s Foundation Developing and delivering motivational speaking and leadership presentations and workshops
Media Relations and Sales ConsultantOctober 2012 – December 2012The 7 Virtues, New York
Media Relations and Sales ConsultantOctober 2012 – December 2012The 7 Virtues, New York Worked directly with CEO to develop strategies for media engagement and interest building in a yet-to-be-tapped market Carried out logistical and organizational tasks for the US launch of the fragrance line Led public relations efforts, including press release development and distribution, and e-mail, telephone, and in-person communication with media Led in-store sales and marketing efforts, and sales and team training
Lead Chaperone and MentorOctober 2011G(irls)20 Summit, Paris
Lead Chaperone and MentorOctober 2011G(irls)20 Summit, Paris Liaised with and mentored Summit delegates (ages 18-20 from the G20 Countries)Assisted Summit staff with delegateorientation and media and publicrelations
Programme ManagerJune 2010 - August 2011Canadian Treatment Action Council, Toronto
Programme ManagerJune 2010 - August 2011Canadian Treatment Action Council, Toronto Conducted and informed HIV research and public policy, and identified key issues around access to treatment and health care Developed and adhered to strict budgets and timelines for multiple ongoing portfolios Led working groups, including CTAC’s Youth Advisory Network, in developing training workshops and advocacy toolkits for youth living with and affected by HIV Organized and managed conferences and seminars relating to policy and treatment
Projects ConsultantOctober 2008 - May 2010Ve’ahavta Humanitarian and Relief Committee, Toronto
Projects ConsultantOctober 2008 - May 2010Ve’ahavta Humanitarian and Relief Committee, TorontoDirected redevelopment oforganization’s website andsocial media channelsDeveloped and adhered tostrict budgets and timelines formultiple ongoing portfoliosCoordinated and liaised withmedia and other externalstakeholders to organize andpublicize large-scale communityand fundraising events andprojects
Projects, Communications, and Public Relations InternNovember 2007 - May 2008Women without Borders, Vienna
Projects, Communications, and Public Relations InternNovember 2007 - May 2008Women without Borders, Vienna Conducted violence prevention workshops and training in India Developed and managed website and promotional copy Communicated with local citizens, media players, and aid workers to produce culturally- sensitive training materials for in-country development projects
Acting Project Coordinator and Executive AssistantJuly 2007 - October 2007Deloitte, Ottawa
Acting Project Coordinator and Executive AssistantJuly 2007 - October 2007Deloitte, OttawaWorked with senior consultant tostrategize fiscal-year plans for non-profitclientsOffered executive assistance to firmpartner, maintaining filing systems,composing and prioritizing e-mails andappointments, and arranging travel
Communications and Public Relations DirectorJune 2004 – April 2007Violence Against Women Day Campaign, London
Communications and Public Relations DirectorJune 2004 – April 2007Violence Against Women Day Campaign, LondonWorked with media and campaignfounder, Eve Ensler, to raise publicawareness Led public relations team in development and distribution of promotional materials Raised $20K for Women’s Community House, Canada’s largest women’s shelter
Editorial InternMay 2006 – August 2006BUST Magazine, New York
Editorial InternMay 2006 – August 2006BUST Magazine, New York Conducted research and interviews in preparation for writing and editing content for e-newsletter and print publication Organized, updated, and managed publication’s website and social media channels
"Jacqueline’s Networking for Success workshop was engaging, informative and interactive.Jacqueline was professional, well-prepared and articulate throughout the presentation, and exhibitedpatience and flexibility when we experienced repeated technical difficulties. The youth leaders whoparticipated in the workshop gained an understanding of the importance of networking and are nowmore confident in creating new connections. Jacqueline was a pleasure to work with and I look forwardto exploring opportunities to work together in the future." ~ Cari Bourrie, Program Coordinator,Education and Youth Engagement, Jane Goodall Institute of Canada "If not for Jacquelines work ethic and willingness to take on new projects related to helping those in need, I may have found myself missing out on some personal growth. Over the past year I have had the opportunity to work with a talented young community worker whose ambition to increase the quality of the lives of others is only second to her ability to build bridges with all peoples. I recommend Jackie to any organization she pursues for the simple reason that I have not known her to make poor decisions.” ~ Eric Cisterna, Outreach Initiatives Coordinator, Veahavta“Jackie is a very passionate person who cares deeply about the world. She appreciates andunderstands the work we do and therefore was able to express that passion toward a positive end. Wehired Jackie for two contracts that required a detailer. Jackie was able to ensure those details werefollowed up on and that our programs were brought to positive ends. She also brought some verycompelling creative ideas to us. Her efforts made many people feel positive about the world.” ~Avrum Rosensweig, Founding Director, Veahavta “Jacqueline worked for me in my role as practice leader for the Deloitte strategy practice. In this role she supported the practice to accomplish research, organizational, and administrative tasks. Jacqueline was dedicated to learning her role and to ensuring that she made a meaningful contribution. I am certain that this dedication and integrity will be evident in any of her professional endeavours.” ~ Glen Orsak, Partner, Deloitte Consulting
What I’m good at… Programme Policy Communications Development Research and and Networking and Advisement Analysis ty muni Com ach Critica Team Outr e l an ent Strateg d Managem g and nt ic rainin gage me Thinkin And T En g nning Public and ndB udget Pla pu ter a and Motivational Com ternet ntation Speaking In ies Impleme n olog Tech
In my free time, I like to… Write… Perform…Volunteer… Travel Blogs, Singing, Locally and News Items, Acting, Globally! Personal Dancing! Anecdotes! ê READ HERE!