Liz Willis and Jenny Daisley, joint chief executives of the Springboard consultancy and authors of the bestselling Springboard Women’s Development Workbook, have both been awarded OBE’s, ‘for services to the Empowerment and Development of Women in the UK and Worldwide.’
They said: ‘We are absolutely delighted and honoured, both personally, and because Women’s Development work is being recognised in this way. We feel we are receiving this, not just for ourselves, but also on behalf of our colleagues and clients around the world. It is an enormous acknowledgement of our joint achievements.’
Over the last seven years, the Springboard women’s development programme has been delivered by the British Council with Liz Willis and Jenny Daisley’s Springboard Consultancy across the Arab world in Arabic with several hundred women trainers. The Springboard Women’s Development Workbook is down to earth, practical, and has been used by hundreds of thousands of women in over 35 countries and translated into 12 languages. Springboard helps women do what they want to do in their lives and work.
Says Hawthorn Press Publisher Martin Large: ‘Women hold up half the sky, so let’s celebrate the inspired and practical leadership of Liz Willis and Jenny Daisley. They have worked hard for over 30 years to provide quality development training to women from diverse backgrounds both in Britain and globally. Hawthorn Press is proud to be their publisher.’