Toastmasters International-2021 Virtual Convention
Toastmasters International-Education Sessions

Following a Leader Is Voluntary

Whether you are leading a group of individuals in a personal or professional setting, the commitment others make to follow you as a leader is voluntary. In this interview-style session, Jennifer Jones, Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, shares her experience in leading global initiatives and projects to completion with the support of volunteers. Learn how she effectively communicates to motivate a diverse team to accomplish a common goal.

Session objectives:

  • Inspire a team to follow
  • Implement proven leadership communication techniques
  • Better understand the qualities of leadership in a volunteer environment


Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones
Media Company President, Rotary International’s President for 2022-23

Rotary International’s president for 2022-23 (and its first woman president), Jennifer Jones is the president of Media Street Productions Inc., a 25-year-old, award-winning media company in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Her talents have strengthened Rotary’s reach and impact through many roles, including as Trustee of the Rotary Foundation, RI Vice President, and co-chair of the End Polio Now: Make History Today campaign.

Working alongside political figures, celebrities, and global leaders, she uses her voice to raise awareness and hundreds of millions of dollars to eradicate disease, support peace, and provide clean water and sanitation in developing areas of the world. Her skill as an expert storyteller inspires hope and promise and motivates people to take action.

She has received many honors and much recognition, including Rotary’s Service Above Self Award and the Citation for Meritorious Service, the YMCA Peace Medallion, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and Wayne State University’s Peacemaker of the Year Award—a first for a Canadian.

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