On 23 August 2017, WLA ACT in conjunction with Mother’s Uplift Movement (MUM) held a workshop for our members to share their experiences and tips as working mums in the legal profession.
Our guest speakers for this event were:
Prue Bindon, Barrister, Blackburn Chambers, and President of WLA ACT
Margaret Tregurtha, General Counsel, Department of Environment and Energy
Lindsay Reid, Teacher at Daramalan College and formerly a Senior Associate at King & Wood Mallesons
Our guest speakers shared the following advice:
Do things that are important to you and your identity.
Make sure you have time blocked out for yourself.
Learn to let go about things like household chores (if they’re not done the way you’d like them).
Have conversations with your partner about sharing tasks.
Think about implementing new systems, for example, designate a day each week that would be your ‘free’ day.
Rely on external sources, for example, family, get a cleaner, get an au pair.
Believe in your job.
Thank you to Liz Huang Hughes-Brown and Alicia Prest from MUM for facilitating this event. Liz and Alicia are also mums working in the law. Please feel free to email Liz or Alicia at email@example.com if you’d like to join MUM’s mailing list.
Thank you also to Jindii EcoSpa for their generous sponsorship, who provided each seminar attendee with a voucher for a complimentary 20-minute massage or facial (valued at $40). We take this opportunity to remind attendees that the vouchers can be redeemed by itself or used towards the cost of any other treatments on Jindii’s service menu by 4 October 2017. Jindii EcoSpa is located at the Australian National Botanic Gardens.