Finding the right balance

About 80 people attended last week’s Latrobe Women in Business luncheon in Traralgon which explored balance and priorities.

Guest speakers included Endota Spa chief executive Melanie Gleeson, CMV Truck and Bus group trainer and human resources adviser Sarah Tate and SafeTech Tieman Solutions commercial services manager Toni Wakefield.

Latrobe Women in Business secretary Michelle Anderson said the event focused on how to prioritise where women would commit their time and how they grappled with feelings of guilt.

“If your priorities are around family, you shouldn’t feel guilty if that comes before work commitments,” Ms Anderson said.

“All three guest speakers spoke about making a list, your seven things that are most dear to you and sticking with that and not feeling guilty if you’re not able to get home in time to bathe the kids.

“Women carry that (guilt) and sometimes it’s very hard and it’s really difficult for them.”

Ms Anderson said there was much input from the audience, which included men.

The next Latrobe Women in Business event will take place in September.