International Women’s Day (March 8) is recognised globally and celebrates social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world. This year, the theme Inspire Inclusion aims to emphasise the importance of diversity and empowerment in all aspects of society. When we inspire others to understand and value women’s inclusion, we forge a better world. When women themselves are inspired to be included, there’s a sense of belonging, relevance and empowerment.

Our founder, director and fearless leader Jenny Pither has been working within the Allied Health industry for over 20 years, working within various roles, before deciding to embark on an entrepreneurial journey resulting in the birth of Allied Health Admin and Consulting. We sat down with Jenny prior to International Women’s Day to discuss her outlook on the importance of empowerment in all aspects of both life and business.


Which women inspire you the most? I have a few that inspire me on a daily basis but those who I am most inspired and in awe of are Natashia Telfer of National Community Care and Annette Densham of Audacious Agency.


What do you think the biggest issues are that women are facing today within the workforce? Equality in pay points and flexibility.  I feel there is still a long way to go with these points of discussion.


Have you faced any barriers in your career due to being a woman? If so, how did you overcome these challenges? – I have been quite lucky in my career and I have always had the ability to be myself and not have to fight harder for what I believe in.  My roles to date have not been male or female dominated and very equal.


What kind of influence do you strive to have on your female colleagues around you and the wider business?Belief and trust.  Believe and trust yourself.


What are your hopes for the future regarding empowerment and diversity within the workplace? Definitely women feeling empowered and in the roles they deserve.  We need more leading women in corporate key positions and in parliament.


What is your greatest achievement/s since starting Allied Health Admin and Consulting? Simply staying in business, being true to myself, moving forward with what I believe in.