There is a massive, untapped, global resource in women. Women have the capacity to inspire, to create, to transform and to change the world. The Women Changing the World awards have been designed to create and inspire this change. The Awards Gala in Sydney was attended by Sarah, Duchess of York and Dr Terarai Trent, with incredible women from all over the globe, united by their passion and commitment to creating meaningful change in the world. I am delighted to have received two Bronze awards for:
Thought Leader of the Year
Women in Corporate
Delighted that my novel, The Pinstripe Prisoner, has been gifted to the 2023 Oscars nominees in the categories of Lead Actor and Actress, Supporting Actor and Actress, and Director.
The 2023 Hollywood Swag Bag; Unofficial Oscar Gift Baskets Are Delivered to Nominees in Honor of Awards Weekend.
Hollywood Swag Bag Gifts are sent directly to the nominees, since 2007. Hollywood, CA March 09, 2023 - Hollywood Swag Bag, one of the Unofficial Oscar Gift Bags has the honor of gifting the nominees directly with gorgeous gift baskets in honor of Awards Weekend.
Kelly Van Nelson is a chef d’oeuvre. As a wife and mother, corporate leader, best-selling author and poet, and TEDx Presenter, her output is staggering. She has just released her seventh book, The Pinstripe Prisoner.
Born in Newcastle, England and raised by working-class parents, Van Nelson was lured by ambition to London where she met her husband of twenty-five years. The two travelled to and lived in Cape Town, South Africa during the fall of Apartheid as Nelson Mandela became President.
In 2009, Van Nelson landed in Australia with her loving family and they have called Australia home ever since.
“From a young age I developed an inner self-resilience. To not be a product of my environment, or circumstances or be a victim. From a really young age I set big goals – like really big goals,” says Van Nelson. “I had this creative side that was reading and writing, and I had this side that aspired to work hard, earn an income and be independent in some kind of corporate world. And the two things co-existed”.
Van Nelson is a celebrated leader in the Corporate Sector and has all the accolades to prove it: 2020 CEO Magazine Managing Director of the Year finalist, 2020 Telstra Business Women’s Award NSW Finalist (Medium and Large Enterprise). AusMumpreneur Gold Award ‘Big Idea – Changing the World’ winner.
Her success is in her intuitive understanding of how to compartmentalise her strengths and focuses, and when to bring them together to meet at the interface of her work, family, and creative life. Van Nelson’s son is an emerging film-maker. She works closely with him to develop short films of the stories and poems that she has published. Her TEDx Talk breaks away from the usual delivery to be executed in Spoken-Word Poetry parlance.
For her latest book, The Pinstripe Prisoner, Van Nelson drew on the experiences of family and friends who had been victims of violence and gun attacks in South Africa. The book takes readers on a dark journey through violent crime in the Rainbow Nation.
Success had not come easy for Van Nelson. She admits that not having a University Degree is something that has consistently challenged her own perceptions of belonging in a cut-throat world; a world in which, ironically and poetically, she is now a leader.
“I have definitely experienced an unconscious (or conscious) bias for not having a degree, and not having a really robust higher education – especially in the senior ranks,” says Van Nelson.
“Especially as a woman. I have often felt a need to over-compensate by working harder, and constantly up-skilling and constantly trying to achieve at everything I commit to”.
It’s through sheer determination and resourcefulness that Van Nelson manages to constantly achieve high results.
“If I don’t have the skills I’ll either acquire them by up-skilling myself, or I will bring in the right people in and around the team to create a ‘high-performing A-Team’ that can deliver to the expectation”.
Van Nelson feels strongly about using the written word to effect social change. She is passionate about creating an ongoing dialogue around domestic violence, bullying, mental health and suicide.
The Pinstripe Prisoner is available through most leading book retailers.www.kellyvannelson.com
Crom Castle Serenity press international authors event with sarah, duchess of york
Most of you know, I am a working mum, employed full time in the corporate world., but I also have another hat, as an international number one bestselling author. Today is the official launch day of my seventh book, a fiction novel, titled, The Pinstripe Prisoner.
A few weeks back, I first held this book in my hands at Crom Castle in Northern Ireland, where I attended the Serenity Press International Authors event with Sarah, The Duchess of York, Lord Erne, The Countess of Erne, my publisher, Karen Mc Dermott, and several fellow Serenity Press authors. Today, The Pinstripe Prisoner launches globally with the help of worldwide distribution via Peribo. You can pick up a copy via Amazon, Dymocks, Booktopia, The Book Depository, QBD Books, Barnes and Noble, Walmart and most major book retailers.
Enormous thanks to the whole team and the many people who have supported my writing career and helped bring this book to life. My dream was always to be at the top of my game as a writer, a corporate businesswoman, and to be a good mum who helps my children know that dreams really can become a reality through hard work and determination. Never give up!
Live Encounters magazine 11th year special edition featured Australian and New Zealand Poets. Delighted my poem on homelessness and urban life, The Streets, was published.
Upscaling and rescaling optimizing ta
In this Talkpush Podcast episode of the Recruitment Hackers Managing Director at Adecco Australia, Kelly Van Nelson, talks about the huge surges and dips in a variety of industries — and how Adecco adapted their recruitment process to fit the demands and keep their talent employed. She also explains a new method of hiring, which focuses more on culture fit rather than large numbers (even in high volume environments) resulting in a more efficient workforce.
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