JILL FLYNN is the author of Break Your Own Rules, How to Change the Patterns of Thinking that Block Women’s Paths to Power. This business book for women, co-authored by Jill and her two business partners, made the New York Times best seller list as well as best seller lists on Amazon, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal. Most recently Jill co-
authored a Harvard Business Review article, Women Find Your Voice which was published in June, 2014.
Jill is a founding partner of Flynn Heath Holt Leadership whose goal is to move women
leaders forward, faster. She specializes in partnering with corporate clients to design
and implement tailored strategies that result in higher retention and promotion rates for
their women leaders. Jill is widely recognized for her coaching, training and consulting
expertise and has a roster of happy clients.
Prior to co-founding Flynn Heath Holt Leadership, Jill was Senior Vice President at the
nation’s fourth largest bank, First Union (now Wells Fargo), where she established their
leadership development, diversity, organizational consulting, and employee satisfaction
initiatives. The corporation grew exponentially during her tenure, with more than 100
mergers. Jill and her team prepared a cadre of more than 100 high potential leaders to
assume senior positions. Within a three-year timeframe, the number of women in these
roles increased from 9% to 26%.
Jill received her B.A. from Salem College and M.Ed. from the University of Alabama at
Birmingham. She also holds post masters certifications in psychometry and counseling.
Jill was recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals as their 2012
Champion for Diversity. In addition Jill was honored as Charlotte Woman of the Year in
2000, First Union’s “Keeper of the Flame” in 1998, and Charlotte Business Woman of the
Year in 1992.