The Unexpected Journey of Leadership with Helen Parker OAM
The Magic of Serving Community
About this episode
When serving a community, it is critical to find ways to rekindle the magic of leading people and to create a sense of connection with them. Leadership is more than just meeting people’s needs; it is also having the passion to create holistic solutions for the community and empowering people to grow and find their own path. In this episode of Tomorrow Pod, Helen Parker, the founder and CEO of the not-for profit perinatal support service, The Babes Project, enlighten us on the fundamentals of leadership and volunteerism.
Helen Parker is the founder and CEO of the not-for-profit perinatal support service, The Babes Project. She became a powerful advocate for new mothers after experiencing her own unplanned pregnancy when she was 20 years old. In the two decades since then, she has worked tirelessly to ensure all women have access to the support they need in pregnancy and early parenting. Helen and her team have empowered hundreds of women, led change in the perinatal support space, and challenged society’s attitudes. In 2019, she was named a Member of the Order of Australia for her work to create a better future where vulnerable families can thrive.
The Babes Project is creating a society in which all women are empowered and supported in their pregnancy and as they prepare for parenting.
We are passionate about establishing pregnancy support services for Australian women, ensuring that all women have access to the support needed in the Perinatal period.
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I know that I have a passion that sort of outweighs the day in, day out structure of running an organisation, or the hardships, or the challenges, even the joys. The passion goes much further than that.
If we can create that space and allow people to contribute, to participate into a better tomorrow, and all we have to do is those two things, share the vision and create room for it, I think we’ll have a better tomorrow.
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