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A Matter of Choice by Julie Simpson, Dena Michelli

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Jessica’s story

Jessica is a working mother who has a son at university. She works locally as the director of an arts charity, which teaches fine art print-making. In her story, she reflects on her experience of becoming disentangled from a large corporation, which had different career aspirations for her future to her own. She chose to fight her corner and, after considerable time and effort, she was able to create a new and fulfilling future for herself that maximized her talents.

I had been with a large corporate retail organization for over 20 years and it was an important part of my life, which I really enjoyed. I was the commercial head of the design studio for five years and had just finished implementing recommendations from a study that ...

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