“Governments, Boards of Directors and organizations at every level make better decisions when women are at the table.” This core belief is at the heart of Helen Cole’s work, helping women run for office and take on leadership roles. Gender parity in places of power and influence is good for all of us!
Helen knows firsthand the struggles we face as women, especially when we are trying to gain a seat at the table. Coming from a challenging and underprivileged childhood, Helen found her own voice, leadership skills and influence first in her children’s school, and eventually as an elected municipal councillor in southern Ontario. Her experience as a facilitator during her career and as a coach/facilitator in the Huron Diocese have provided her with the skills needed to support and inspire other women.
Helen’s goal is to create a paradigm shift within each woman, so that she feels ready to take her place as a decision maker and bring her perspective to decisions and policies that impact all our futures.
The Jean Collective is an apolitical, nonpartisan vehicle for change, dedicated to training and mentoring women to enter leadership roles in their community. Helen founded the Jean Collective in honor of Jean Macdougall, an inspiring mentor who fostered Helen’s own journey.
The Jean Collective brings together Helen’s lifetime of skills and experience with her passion for empowering women. At the heart of its mission is women’s unmatched ability to listen, encourage and connect in a common purpose: to help more women enter political leadership and roles of social and community influence.
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