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 is an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, 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.