This Working Life

This Working Life: ‘Take guidance from someone who has walked the path before you’ – Elaine Byrne, Elaine Byrne Solicitors

For anyone feeling uncertain about their career, the support of a mentoring scheme such as the Law Society’s Women in Leadership programme can make all the difference, advises solicitor Elaine Byrne, who has ‘reaped the benefits’ of the experience

Those experiencing a period of uncertainty in their careers can do with a little helping hand from time to time. Picture: Getty

Elaine Byrne is a solicitor at Elaine Byrne Solicitors, Athboy, Co Meath

In 2018, I realised I was at a crossroads in my career. I had three small children and I was returning to work from maternity leave after the birth of my youngest child. I was a successful solicitor, having qualified in 2008, but I wanted to progress my career and started wondering what was next.

It was around this time that I first ...