Jennifer Chamberlin – FRANCE

Global Woman Entrepreneur Award – France

I’m absolutely delighted to be nominated for the Global Woman Entrepreneur Award and very grateful for your support.

I became a freelance bilingual virtual assistant after being made redundant from my job as PA and my mission is to make my clients’ lives easier.  My clients include entrepreneurs, small companies and a charity both in France and abroad. I love running my own business, I’ve been able to do things that I never would have done as a salaried member of staff and I’ve grown massively.  Every day brings new challenges including speaking at conferences and mentoring newer business owners and I embrace them.

I’m an active member of Anglopreneurs, English Speaking Mums in France and Mums Space France, three online Facebook groups which support expats in France.  

I helped found and currently lead a British Girlguiding Unit near Disneyland Paris and also have a role at County level as County Secretary.

I’m involved in the parents’ associations of both my children’s schools, attending meetings and supporting events whenever possible.

I’m a happy wife and mum of two preteen children who keep me on my toes.

As if all that weren’t enough, I also have to manage my son’s type 1 diabetes, a life changing condition which makes us grateful for every day and brings the whole of my life into perspective.  Fortunately it was diagnosed just as I was starting my business which has made it slightly easier.

I’ve been an active member of Global Woman Paris since it was started by my dear friend Connie and I love the opportunities it brings and the friends I’ve made.

I came to France 20 years ago and truly feel like a global woman so I’m so very grateful for this recognition.

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