Our Story

Meet The Founders

 Elizabeth Jenkin

Elizabeth Jenkin

 Jane Gibbon

Jane Gibbon

Over the years Jane and Elizabeth have become more and more fascinated by the twists and turns, the stops and starts that so many women’s careers involve. Few of us move up the career ladder in a steady climb from bottom to top. Our journeys are strewn with obstacles, surprises and compromises.

Which led them to ask, why don't we all share our career experience, across the generations? Isn’t it what happens in most other walks of life? The old pass on lessons to the young. The young teach the not-so-young new things. Imagine what we could do if we could bring together all that knowledge, in a career context, they asked?

Nobody else was doing it.

So they thought, why don’t we?

And Lift As You Climb was born. 

Jane Gibbon

Jane is HR Director for the Just Eat Group of companies.  

Jane’s experience began in the US working for internet pioneers such as Netscape, Yahoo! and AOL/Time Warner.  She then moved into retail, spending over a decade at McDonalds and Starbucks.

Her passion is building cultural bridges and creating workplaces where individuals can come be their authentic selves.

Elizabeth Jenkin

Elizabeth is a Managing Director at RFIB, a Lloyds re-insurance broking house.

She began her career in financial services and moved to insurance as an underwriter in 1999, specialising in commodities. Following this, she moved into broking working with Aon for 19 years, latterly as the Chief Broking Officer for EMEA.

Elizabeth serves as a Non-Executive Director for the Women’s FA and sits on the advisory board of Amaechi Performance Solutions