Watch Jess Rowe share with Mumbrella how she grew through adversity

Mumbrella have today released video of the 'Growing Through Adversity' panel discussion featuring Jessica Rowe, Brian Gallagher (Southern Cross Austereo Chief Sales Officer), Lindsey Evans (Special Group Australia CEO) and Kristie Bennett (2017 winner of Survivor).

During the discussion Jessica shares the personal and professional challenges she has faced, how she overcame these challenges and the lessons learnt along the way.

“I recall after having a meeting with various lawyers who told me they were ready to muscle up for a fight, I had a six-week-old baby at home. I remember coming home, I was all dressed up in my armour of makeup and business suit, and I remember lying on my front lawn while my mum patted my head because I felt like my world had fallen apart.

“I was being encouraged to ‘step aside’ because of the ‘challenges of motherhood’, and I very angrily rallied against, but I knew that I did not have the emotional energy or capacity to fight at that time. There was a big part of me that felt like I was letting my baby down,” said Jessica.

Andrew Gaul