Change starts with the individual. Change ignites when love and fear collide.
We are advocates, we are corporate leaders and we are innovators.
But first and foremost we are mothers.
And we love our kids.
From the moment our children are born, we can see the complex mix of personality and gender forming – and what we want most in that instant is for them to learn to be happy, healthy human beings who actively contribute to and thrive in the world.
Jan Frolic is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for advocacy. After 20 years in the media and advertising industry, Jan has spent the last 6 years honing both her advocacy and entrepreneurial skills as Vice President of Women of Influence Worldwide Inc., a global organization that works for the advancement of women in the workplace.
As Co-Founder of boypro-ject she aims to take her expertise around diversity and inclusion to create new pathways for boys and girls to have a better understanding of masculinity. There is an urgency required to make both micro and macro change in the gender landscape and she feels that instilling new ideas earlier will be the best way to create full systemic social change. Jan holds on to the idea that building from the bottom up should create gender equity in home, social and work environments.
Her most important role is to raise happy and kind socially aware kids into socially responsible adults. Jan is mother to two teenage boys and a pre-teen girl. She is passionate about building kids who will champion each other as adults.
Jennifer has a Masters in education from OISE (U of T) in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning. Her passion for leadership and innovation spans over two decades back to her days as an educator where she authored board curriculum and OSSTF resources for teachers working with students at risk.
Today, she is a seasoned business leader and entrepreneur whose largely female organization was acquired by a male-dominated global corporation. With first-hand experience navigating cultural transformation, harnessing millennial demographics and spearheading innovative new services, she is an accomplished leader in program and services design, organizational development and change management.
As Co-Founder of boypro-ject, Jennifer aims to catalyze the transformation underway in educational and organizational settings to create a world where we all thrive.
Her focus as a parent of both a son and a daughter is on nurturing self-leadership skills and the ability to navigate an increasingly dynamic world with compassion, resilience and authenticity.
For more information please download the detailed overview of boypro-ject. We encourage you to take this material to your school or organization to assess how you can utilize our curriculum to drive transformation from within. We are a global community project and welcome your feedback and ideas on how we can work together to catalyze positive change.