Flexibility is key
42, understands about the challenges facing women in the workforce. As South Australian Cricket Association general manager sales and commercial, Ms Klei works 50 to 60 hours aweek.
She has two daughters, aged seven and five, and a husband who works part-time.
‘‘I tend to think that aworking mother needs a bit of flexibility, so you work from home or on a Sunday,’’ she says. ‘‘I look at my working week as seven days. It’s too stressful to try to cram in everything from nine to five and then relax. You have to be mentally flexible. It’s about the job you need to do and the outcomes you need to achieve, not the hours at your desk.’’
Ms Klei is the first female senior executive at SACA, which recently appointed its first female board member, Andrea Slattery.