Jen Dalitz is obsessed with getting more women into leadership roles, in our workplaces and communities. That's why she started her business, sphinxx, and why she writes about, speaks about, mentors and consults on topics related to working women and gender balance. An avid commentator, Jen regularly features in media publications such as Business Review Weekly, The Australian Financial Review, Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Telegraph, The Age, Courier Mail, The Sun Herald, Adelaide Now, In The Black, The National Accountant, Management Today, Marie Claire, Madison, Working Women and Latte, and on TV including Lateline Business, The Finance Quarter and Sky News Channel on issues relating to women in leadership. As a keynote speaker and corporate advisor, Jen inspires, educates and provokes the audience; as a facilitator and MC, Jen is highly regarded and comfortably commands the room.
Jen's expertise in this space has been recognised with an Edna Ryan Workplace Award for improving the working conditions of Australian women, and as a finalist in the 2010 NSW Telstra Business Awards, while in 2012 she was included in the 40 Young Business Leaders List by In The Black.
In 2010 Jen was invited by the Malaysian Minister of Women to speak at her annual Summit in Kuala Lumpur - one of only two international key note speakers on the program – and also represented Australia in a BBC global debate on the advancement of women and the Millennium Goals.
Jen‘s blog is at the intersection of women, work and leadership and attracts in excess of 50,000 page views per month and 3,000 unique visitors.
Prior to founding her own business, Jen’s career in finance and consulting spanned 16 years, international borders and a host of Fortune 500 companies. As an executive and business consultant she experienced first hand the challenges women face as they climb the corporate ladder; and the impact on the bottom line when female talent is under-utilised.
Away from sphinxx, Jen is the mother of a small child and runs a farm in the country. A Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA), Jen holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts (Accountancy).
She is Chairman of the Peer Support Foundation and the author of Little Wins for Working Women, and a contributing author to Ideas Volume 3 and The Modern Women’s Anthology.