Sue Dorsey: 8 tips to ensure work-life balance in development

Stones balanced on top of one another. Water for People's Sue Dorsey shares eight tips on achieving work-life balance. Photo by: Demion / CC BY

Twelve years ago, Sue Dorsey, CFO of Water for People, was wondering how to blend her passion for business with social justice and international affairs.

She found her answer by becoming the first employee for an international microfinance and education start-up organization based in Colorado. As its executive director, Dorsey helped grow Friendship Bridge into a nonprofit with $5 million in assets, but in the meantime she also got married and had three kids.

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    Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is a global development reporter for Devex. Based in Bangkok, she covers disaster and crisis response, innovation, women’s rights, and development trends throughout Asia. Prior to her current post, she covered leadership, careers, and the USAID implementer community from Washington, D.C. Previously, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.