First female general manager at Wannon Water says it can be difficult to manage a career and motherhood.

THE first female general manager at Wannon Water says it wasn’t until she had children that she noticed differences between the way men and women were treated at work.

Kellie King said she hadn’t experienced any more barriers or challenges than any other woman. “It wasn’t really until I had kids that I realised the challenges to women in terms of career,” she said.

IN CHARGE: Kellie King is the first female general manager at Wannon Water. Picture: Christine Ansorge

IN CHARGE: Kellie King is the first female general manager at Wannon Water. Picture: Christine Ansorge

Kellie King - Wannon Water

“The challenge was around how you manage a career and motherhood.” She said the community needed to keep shining a light on the issues facing women in the workplace. “It’s about not making judgements,” she said. “Because mothers who choose to stay home is a very important and valid choice. And not making judgements about women who choose to work full time.”