Today, we are profiling Dorothy Topfer who is is a lawyer for the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport. Dorothy has over 20 years experience in government - in both legal and non legal areas. She has a broad understanding of governance and corporate issues enhance by practical experience as a board member and company secretary.
Dorothy also has counseling qualifications and is an experienced mentor. Dorothy is also a mentor for Women on Boards.
Don’t be too hard on yourself – we are all doing the best we can and don’t try to be perfect. Good enough in most areas is fine.
We learn so much from being a mother – how to negotiate, time management and acceptance of different ways of doing things. And these skills also benefit our career.
Flexible working hours and ability to job share (if the work function permits) or work from home.