Jennifer Raines announced on judging panel for National Business Women’s Awards 2018
The National Business Women’s Awards provides an opportunity to raise the profile of industrious, hardworking and enterprising Business Women nationally.
The team at Your Right Hand contain a unique combination of expert talent and proven methodology to provide business owners with real clarity on their financial position and visibility of what is around the corner in order to make well informed business decisions.
Founder and CEO Jennifer Raines has fore fronted that peace of mind for business owners and says; “I started YRH back in 2007 because I wanted to improve business owners’ lives by helping them have more successful companies.”
With more than 30 years working with organisations and business owners, Jennifer shares her passion for her business, the inspirational journey she took to get here and becoming a judge for National Business Women’s Awards 2018.
We spoke to her to find out more:
What made you start YRHFT?
I was given share options by my boss, and 24 hours later I realised that that just wasn’t what I wanted – I wanted to be in control over my own life and make my own success, my way. I knew I could make a difference to business owners lives, and I knew what I loved and what I had a talent for….
Did you face many challenges along the way and what helped you overcome them?
Oh my goodness, so many challenges! Every week there are still challenges and I’m coming to release that it’s never “finished” – I would say the major things that help me overcome challenges is belief, stamina, mindset, and I’m a natural “problem solver/puzzle solver” so that helps. Aside from that having great people beside me has made the biggest difference, and the leadership team in YRH is fabulous… thanks guys!
What do you enjoy most about your business?
The thank you’s from the clients,
What made you decide to become a judge for National Business Women’s Awards?
Because I was asked! And because I believe there are a great many amazing business leaders, some of whom happen to be women and I think they deserve recognition. I don’t have children and I just find it incredible that women (and men) can have the courage and the belief and the ability to run amazing businesses and make a commitment to a family.
Why do you think it’s important that we celebrate and award women in business?
What 3 words best describe you?
Passionate, curious, optimistic
Do you have a favourite quote?
Live every day like your last because one day you’re going to be right.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
Working (with) my Labradors, gardening, eating and sailing.