National Women’s Day, celebrated annually on the 9th of August in South Africa,
was particularly special for Sparrow Schools, as Jackie Gallagher, Founder and
General Manager of Sparrow Schools Educational Trust received the news of
being a nominated as a finalist for Standard Bank Top Businesswoman of the
Jackie Gallagher founded Sparrow Schools almost 30 years ago out of a need
expressed by a circle of friends and acquaintances for help with extra lessons
and assistance for their children. A newly qualified teacher, with a love for fixing
things, she established Sparrow Schools Educational Trust, with the aim of
helping learners with learning disabilities reach their full potential.
Aside from her love of education and empowerment, Jackie is passionate about
marketing and networking, and uses these passions to drive funding and
corporate partnerships for Sparrow Schools. She says of herself that she is a
dreamer at heart, and loves to come up with crazy ideas.
South Africa’s premier gender empowerment awards happens every year,
whereby a full-time team of researchers assesses thousands of individuals
against strict transformation and performance criteria. Sparrow is delighted to
be nominated and to celebrate gender empowerment, not just on Women’s Day,
but also throughout the year.