‘It is inspirational, challenges you and makes you reflect. I have never regarded myself as the “F word” but certainly want equality, consistency and fairness. This is not a “let’s hate men” book, it is a book that reasons with why women have not succeeded; some through entrenched views and others through stereotypes, but many through inequality.'
- Jackie Paterson BA(Hons) MCIPD CMgr FCMI, Educational Practitioner & Consultant
‘Straight forward and straight from the heart, this is a very accessible read. It just might make you reflect, re-frame and re-envision your opportunities for making a difference. Jilinda encourages women to lead with authenticity, fi nd better ways of solving problems and build positive change in workplace culture.’
- Vivienne Tippett PhD OAM, Professor
‘Rock Your Stripes is a bold, brave and long overdue book about putting your fear aside and jumping in; in to life and in to leadership. Jilinda is an out and proud zebra, and after reading Rock Your Stripes I reckon there’s a bit of zebra in all of us, waiting to be put proudly on display.’
- David Pich MA (Cantab) FIML, Chief Executive
About the Author
Known for her vibrant, passionate personality, and straight-shooting commentary, Jilinda Lee is not afraid to challenge the status quo. She doesn't try to blend in with the ordinary and is not inspired by the average, nor does she believe in playing small to suit others. Instead, she purposefully rocks individuality, espouses authenticity, and dares to disrupt for greater-good outcomes. After three decades of richly diverse leadership experiences in both the private and public sectors, Jilinda made the courageous jump to establish a consulting and coaching practice with her partner, its core mission to develop dynamic leaders and raise the leadership bar, both in quality and quantity. Now an internationally accredited leadership expert, 'change champion' facilitator and go-to coach for leaders across Australia, Jilinda is driven to help others be authentic, genuine, emotionally intelligent and engaging leaders. Leaders many wish they had. Her on-point blogs, articles, commentary and videos have been featured in a range of media, and her energetic keynote presentations are packed with real and raw stories that provoke thought and inspire change. Jilinda values knowledge and embraces life-long learning, both formal and informal through varied experiences. She holds a master's degree in management, the globally recognised Chartered Managers designation, as well as accreditations in behavioural science, coaching, and facilitation. To quench her 'need to know' thirst, she constantly researches and reads. As a proud feminist and passionate advocate for greater equality and diversity, Jilinda founded the ElevateHER Leadership Community, and facilitates Lean In coaching circles (part of the global foundation LeanIn.org), workshops, programs, and retreats. She is an active member and supporter of numerous women's groups, agencies, and forums, including Australian Local Government Women's Association, Australian Gender Equality Council, Women and Leadership Australia, Women's Agenda, and recent initiatives such as #100daysforchange, #honourawomen, and #womenvote. There is no doubt that Jilinda's high-energy sweet spot is fuelled and fired up when combining her two great passions: leadership and feminism. When not travelling to deliver projects and presentations, Jilinda re-energises by soaking up the warm tropical sunshine, breathing in sea breezes, taking long beach walks and swimming, from her home base in Cairns, Australia. She is an avid believer in flexible work practices and healthy lifestyle choices. Jilinda's personal mission is to help women rock their own stripes, rock the world, and change the game.