On 5 September 2017, Jennifer Wyborn, Partner at Clayton Utz, shared advice with WLA ACT guests over breakfast, addressing the topic ‘The Illusion of Perfection’.
Jennifer is Canberra born and bred and has extensive experience as a Commonwealth Prosecutor, Judge's Associate, in house government lawyer and in private practice.
Jennifer has had a fascinating career and is currently heading up the Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety Team at Clayton Utz, Canberra. Jennifer spoke to her impressive career and personal challenges in a very thoughtful talk.
Jennifer encouraged everyone to find joy and not chase perfection, which, in reality, does not exist. She noted, even if perfection is reached, it is only fleeting. Jennifer highlighted the importance of identifying core values, through which joy can be found. Her reflections on her core values of access to justice, fairness and equality provided useful insight and inspiration for all those attending.
Jennifer challenged guests to kick out the toxic in their lives and to not be afraid of asking questions or requesting help. She let everyone know that it is okay not to have a plan, and while life may bring its challenges – it will be alright because you can always get up again.
WLA ACT extends its thanks to Jennifer for taking the time to share her experiences and advice.