Jodie also has a passion for helping to encourage understanding around mental health and has a strong desire to help end stigma surrounding the subject, to create a happier, healthier workforce. This passion can be seen in her campaign: #OneMind, to bring mental health to the top of the business agendas, with her campaign being featured by Sky News, the BBC, The Times, The Law Society Gazette, Yorkshire Post and other key media. Jodie’s campaigning has been recognised by many, which recently led to her being shortlisted for several Law Society Excellence awards, she awarded a fellowship of the Royal Society for Public Health.
In 2019 she became a Law Care Champion and in 2020 she launched This is Me Yorkshire, and appeared on the InsideOut Leader Board as well as being awarded their Advocacy Award.
Thrive Law have won two prestigious awards in 2019 for social mobility and diversity and inclusion. And again in 2020! Thrive were also featured by the SRA in their disability leadership campaign and by the law society in their managing mental health in the workplace guidance for their culture. Thrive are now the only small firm who were asked to be an EDI mentor for the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
In 2019, Jodie also founded Thrive Women – part of her ongoing mission to enable women to ‘Thrive’ in the workplace – and is disrupting the world of Employment Law as a female entrepreneur with her own firm before the age of 30.
Jodie was recently appointed to the Law Society’s Employment Law Committee in 2020 where she will be at the forefront of the changes post Brexit and COVID.
Jodie is frequently asked to comment in national media (TV, radio, print and online) on a range of employment law, mental health and D&I issues.