7 March 2021|Latest Posts, Meet the Successful Founder
The internationally acclaimed Beverly Joubert is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer, wildlife conservationist and National Geographic Explorer-at-Large with over 40 films co-produced with husband Dereck Joubert and with 12 published books as co-author with Dereck. She is one of the passionate co-founders of Great Plains, a unique conservation tourism company built around bespoke, caring, meaningful and considerate values with 16 sensational safari camps in Botswana, Kenya and Zimbabwe.
Entirely self-taught, Beverly Joubert has been recognised with her husband internationally for the raw authenticity of their work with accolades including: The World Ecology Award, a Peabody Award, 22 Emmy nominations and 8 Emmy Awards as well as the Presidential Order of Merit in Botswana.
What are your top tips for entrepreneurial success?
Be passionate, this is not the time to be neutral about social issues, conservation of the environment.
A collection of small voices makes a big voice. So collaboration is key.
Forget normal and what was before, and define what we want the future to look like today, and then go and fetch that from the future
Be fair. Kindness is the best investment we can make and pays off in unexpected ways.
For women, try not to be the worse version of men in business, let’s be ourselves.
Who are the 5 women who inspire you the most?
Jacinda Ardern: Prime Minister of New Zealand, Listen to her “what we achieved in 2 years in 2 minutes
Pat Mitchell: friend and author of Becoming a Dangerous Woman.
Wangari Maathai: Nobel Peace Prize environmentalist from Kenya
Amelia Earhart: explorer, adventurer, woman pilot in a man’s only era of flying, who just said, ‘yes I can.’
Lizzy Bayane: camp manager at Great Plains for many years, brave, smart, friend, a survivor of cancer, confident, no BS!
What is your favourite saying/inspirational quote?
From famous feminist that my husband Dereck Joubert always quotes:
“We must rail against injustice, change what we can and laugh at the rest,” – Camilla Paglia