International Women’s Day 2019

James Vaughton – Brisbane Branch Manager

James talks about what #balanceforbetter means to him…

Why do you think #balanceforbetter is an important message?

I would like my daughter to grow up in a world where she will have the same opportunities and respect as her brothers in all aspects of her life.

Why is it so important that men are included in the conversation?

It is essential that men are included in the conversation. The change starts with us. We have to understand and be aware of where the imbalances lie. It is up to us to be role models for the next generation of men and ‘balance for better’ advocates for the sake of our daughters, granddaughters and nieces.

You have 3 kids under 5 and also manage our Queensland business, how do you personally balance your work/life responsibilities?

It can be hectic with 3 little kids but when I am at work, I give it 100% and I try to do the same at home. Family holidays are very important to us so that we get to spend that quality time as a unit. My wife and I work as a team at home and we have found a daily routine that works for us. I also find that physical exercise helps me to regain my focus and balance my mind.

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