As she emerged from the haze of raising young children, Dr. Jackie King found herself in a position where she felt her skills and qualifications were being underutilized. She realized that she was amongst many professionally trained women who had chosen to be primary care givers, but felt frustrated that they were not able to develop their career on their terms.
She saw this as a chronic underutilization of resources that could be invested in the community.
With the help of some Australian Jewish Funders’ seed funding, she established Project Deborah, a leadership program for Jewish women between the ages of 30 and 55, which sought to address this problem.
Through the program, as well as her own research and experience, Dr. King drew some remarkable insights about juggling family life and career.
She shares these insights with us during this interview.