New book by MAMLL graduate examines the predicament of the female breadwinner
Published 4 July 2012
In the book Jenny describes how being the main earner is still a taboo subject for many women. This means that women often face the challenges of being the breadwinner in silence. This can result in guilt, difficulties in managing money, dealing with society’s assumptions, and handling family life, career and work-life balance.
Jenny started her career in retail and then moved into marketing, holding senior positions with large organisations such as Schroders and Hamptons International.
In 2002 she joined Ashridge Business School where her interest in executive coaching developed.
Jenny Garrett at Art and Innovation in Management Learning Practice - an event held in May 2012 which celebrated 30 years of MAMLL
Her clients have been in education, such as the Learning and Skills Improvement Service and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education; private sector organisations such as Argos; and voluntary sector organisations such as Help the Hospices.
She is currently working with ACEVO – the Association of Chief Execs in Voluntary Organisations to deliver a collaborative coaching qualification to the sector.
Jenny, together with Dr Caroline Gatrell of LUMS, was interviewed on BBC Radio Four's Woman's Hour programme on 2 July 2012, talking about the difficulties of being a female breadwinner.