Warning: This post deals with sexual assault and may be triggering for some readers.
What happened to Jessica Wilson in a boardroom in November 2016, sent her into the darkest point in her life.
She was 25, the CEO and founder of a very successful fashion brand, and she was busy raising capital for her next expansion of the business when she was sexually assaulted by a prospect investor.
The attack floored her.
"I had never come up against a trauma like that before, nor was I equipped on how to handle it.
"I was in a state of shock for a pretty decent amount of time," she explained.
But that was only the start.
While trying to seek justice, Jess found herself facing hurdles and roadblocks in the Australian justice system that left her confused and deflated. Like many survivors before her, that frustration has since turned into a plight for reform.
This is her story.
Jess was destined to become a CEO.
Aged eight, she started her first business selling cow poo fertiliser for a dollar less than the nursery up the road.
Her family lived in a small country town just outside of Coffs Harbour, NSW, and by the age of 15 she had upped her game.
After the school principal refused to hold a formal afterparty, Jess decided to host her own for her Year 10 cohort on her family's paddock - bringing in all the food, entertainment and music to turn it into a proper event.