to think bigger
At its core, The Orijen Group has a strong sense of justice, equality and fairness in the workplace, regardless of gender, ethnicity or ability.
Why partner with us
With a 20 year proven track record, our consultants and facilitators are the best in Australia. We provide quality and consistency through authentic connections and a deep understanding of human behaviour.
We know every organisation is different and will work closely beside you, to create a bespoke program that fits your needs recognising intersectionality.
Meet the team
Jennifer Morris, Founder and CEO
Jenny is passionate about supporting women to be the best they can be. In 2014, she was recognised in the Westpac/AFR 100 Women of Influence awards for her contribution to “creating a bolder and more diverse future for all Australians“.
After this accolade, Jenny turned her attention to the pointy end of all decision-making, the parliament. She founded Women for Election Australia (WFEA) as a non-partisan not-for-profit to support women to step up and stand for elected positions in local, state and federal government.
Jenny currently holds the position as the chair of WFEA and continues to actively drive for equal representation and gender inclusion. Her former executive positions in the not-for-profit sector include co-president of NEEOPA and chair of the NSW Council for NAPCAN.
Driven by the stories she hears, the joy of watching women thrive and take control of their career, and the gratitude they feel for doing so, Jenny and her team build competence and confidence through the Orijen programs, so women can think bigger and bolder.
Connect with Jenny Morris on LinkedIn.
“Jenny and Heather were key for the success of this program. I have learned a lot from the sessions, not only have they provided us with expert content, but they were also incredibly skilled at orchestrating the discussions that we had among us”.
– WITEM Coaching circle
Glenda May is a facilitator and coach for the WITEM Coaching Circles and Mentoring Women in Defence. A registered psychologist with post-graduate qualifications in educational psychology, counselling and group facilitation, Glenda has over 25 years of experience working with some of the most successful and reputable companies in Australia, Europe and Asia.
Heather is a facilitator and coach for the WITEM Coaching Circles, Mentoring Women in Defence, and the University of Sydney’s Vice Chancellor’s sponsorship program and the Professional Women’s Mentoring Program.
Sarah is a coach, trainer and facilitator with an extensive background in organisational capability development, cultural transformation and corporate leadership. Her coaching and facilitation draw on aspects of positive psychology with a client-centred, values-based approach.
Dr Lianne Cretney-Barnes
Dr Lianne Cretney-Barnes is a highly respected leader and strategic thinker. With a strong blend of experience and the highest-level qualifications, Lianne has a powerful ability to coach, mentor and facilitate executive and personal development.
Lianne is especially passionate about working with women and has led a number of women in leadership programs, including Women in Defence Mentoring Circles.
Margaret is a facilitator for the Women in Defence Mentoring Circles. She originally qualified as a lawyer but discovered an early interest in people and moved into human resources management. She worked in senior HR management in professional services for over 20 years before establishing her consultancy practice.
Elizabeth Crouch AM
Experienced Chair with a demonstrated history of working in building and construction, transport, infrastructure, and health sectors as well as higher education. Skilled in business strategy and delivery, enterprise risk management, leadership and mentoring, Government relations, stakeholder relations, and culture change. Strong business professional graduated from Macquarie University.
Melinda has been coordinating the administrative functions of Orijen’s projects and programs since 2003. With responsibility for our project’s daily functions, Mel manages the key stakeholder relationships and ensures deadlines and compliance requirements are met. Prior to joining Orijen, she worked as an HR Manager in the insurance industry.