There's plenty of challenges that young professional mothers face.
It's something that Shellie Burgess, who is a mother of a six-year-old and four-year-old, understands, especially the challenges that her and many in the same boat as her face as working women.
And that's why Ms Burgess, who was recently selected by the National Rural Women’s Coalition to be a part of their rural women’s leadership program, is set to host a Resilient Working Women Workshop early next month.
"[Being a mother and full time worker] can be really challenging particularly in a rural area where the demands are high and the support is not necessarily there," she said.
"Any mum and working parent can advocate for the challenges that you face. It's not just the external pressure but the internal pressure we put on ourselves to keep that miracle of work and life balance.
"We're looking to bring a mix of people [to the workshop]. People like working mums is our key target audience. As well, young professionals entering the work force.
Mentors have been carefully selected for the workshop so that a broad representation of women will be on hand to share their stories and life lessons.
"We're spoilt for choice in this region for incredible female mentors, so it has been a great experience to learn a little about them and invite some of these women along," Ms Burgess said.
But on being named as one of 12 women selected to be on a rural leadership program, she said she's honoured by the role.
"I feel really, really privilege to be named one of them, considering there was only 12 of us from across Australia," she said.
Any mum and working parent can advocate for the challenges that you face.Shellie Burgess
"I'm very proud to be selected to be one of those lucky women.
"I think they're choosing women that are already showing signs of leadership in their community.
"[The role] is all about supporting women so they can develop their skills even further and to make sure they continue to do those things that we care a lot about."
Ms Burgess has been working at Marathon Health for five and half years now, currently in the role of portfolio manager of primary health.
"I'm very privilege to manage a team of wonderful health professionals that deliver some very valuable health services," she said.
She's originally from Lithgow and her background in physiotherapy moved her across Australia, from rural NSW to rural Queensland, before settling in Bathurst almost six years ago.
In her spare time, Ms Burgess, her husband and two children are quite active and are regular competitors in triathlons and parkrun.
They also like to travel and camp all over Australia.
The free Resilient Working Women Workshop will be held on Saturday, April 6, at 102 Keppel Street.
For further details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our Facebook event "Resilient Working Women Workshop, Bathurst".