first_imgDo you have to choose between parenthood and professional success? Or can you do both?At the July Women in Tourism Leadership Lunch, three leading tourism professionals will discuss the challenges women face balancing motherhood with work, the ups and downs and realities of working life with children.This lunch event isn’t just for parents (or future parents) but leaders who may also need to manage parents returning to work.Panelists include:Bronwyn White, Co-Founder of had one child when she fell pregnant – quite quickly – with twins. She will share her journey and speak frankly about the difficulties of having three very young children while trying to run a business.Kate Sorensen, Manager, Commercial Effectiveness Australasia and Japan at IHG was already in a very senior position when she fell pregnant. The issue was that her husband was also in a very senior and demanding role – so who was going to give up their job to take care of the baby? It turns out neither of them – they worked it out. Come along and hear how they do it.Walkley award-winning photo journalist and Australian Society of Travel Writers President Danielle Lancaster was already the single mother of three children when she made the radical decision to adopt four Cambodian orphans, thus rescuing them from a sex trafficking ring. She will share her story and explain how she raised seven children on a single freelance income.Event information:Friday 6 July, 201812pm – 2.45pmCafe del Mar, 35 Wheat Rd, SydneyTickets are $79 which include a 2-course lunch, glass of bubbles on arrival, networking, lively panel session & booking fees.Women In Tourism held their first event in Sydney in March 2015. Three events were run in 2015, three in 2016, four in 2017 and this will be the second lunch event for 2018.Any questions please contact: Emma Castle or Holly Galbraith 0432 274 846last_img

Do you have to choose between parenthood and profe

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