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Jane Pemberton
Jane Pemberton - Editorial Assistant

Team Profile: Jane Pemberton

You can’t be perfect. Perfection shouldn’t be the goal. Your best should be the goal.

Meet Jane Pemberton. She joins WOMAN.com.au HQ as Editorial Assistant and Community Manager.

She confesses to being a reformed perfectionist, book geek, occasional cyclist and ice-cream addict.

We love her already!

Why did you want to be part of woman.com.au?

I was privileged to work for a brief period with the lovely Robelen Bajar and heard about woman.com.au. It was something I wish I had the motivation, time and energy to do myself so naturally I wanted to jump on board! It’s a great platform for promoting the work of inspiring women and I am so grateful I can be a part of that and contribute some of my skills.

Tell us about your background – what’s your journey so far?

I have fallen into the world of corporate writing through a series of work accidents. A love of books and the written word has always been part of my life so it is probably only partially an accident.

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learnt?

You can’t be perfect. Perfection shouldn’t be the goal. Your best should be the goal.

What’s your big, hairy audacious goal?

A happy life consisting of a roof over my head, a loving partner, happy, healthy friends and family and good healthy food. I have simple but quality goals!

What side project are you working on?

If you can call a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing and Publishing a side project then that is my side project! I love it and it’s my creative escape from corporate writing. Shhhh I’ve also got an antique french settee I need to restore in my spare time but that will probably take me even longer to finish.

Describe your dream job?

Something where I can be creative, engaged with the work, have a view of the ocean and an endless supply of chocolate. This is a dream. Let me dream.

What drives you?

At work I love working with good people who care about what they do and the people they work with. I make sure I try to have fun every day no matter what sort of pressure we’re under. Outside of work, I’m close to my family and I care about my community so I volunteer with a couple of organisations.

What derails you?

Small minded racist and sexist attitudes from the dark ages.

What are your top 3 go-to sources of information and inspiration?

There are many but my top three might be:
twitter – I follow some people who post thought provoking and interesting articles
Harvard Business Review – Some good articles for us corporate types
icanhascheezburger.com – I don’t think I need to explain this

Name a woman you would like to see profiled on woman.com.au?

Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese pro democracy leader. She has had an incredible life and gives perspective to those of us who think we have problems in our privileged western lives.

How can others connect with you?

twitter – @jane_pemberton
[email protected]

 

About Robelen Bajar

Robelen is a marketing strategist and lifestyle blogger, a sucker for sexy domains, social media butterfly, lover of sky high stilettos, ballroom latin dancer and coconut farmer. She has been in all things tech, digital and social media since 2001. Long before it was cool. She blogs at www.robelenbajar.com.

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