IWD 2023 – Susan & Nadine Dodd

Q: How did I start and what are the highlights of my career?

Sue: In my current role of managing director of Nurse next Door Fraser Coast which is a franchise my daughter and myself started in May 2022. My best highlight to present is knowing that I have a business that helps so many people in our community have the best home care nursing service so that they can get the best health care at home and am able to help make this happen. Our Motto Making Lifes Better. I am also able to work with my daughter everyday to achieve this goal.

I am also one of the founders and managing directors with my girlfriend Michelle Lockwood to establish Weve Got You Foundation which is a new non profit organisation that we have set up to Support the Fraser Coast Region with Health and Transport Needs.

Nadine: I am a Hervey Bay local, and I started studying nursing straight after school, I have had many highlights in my career. But my most significant would be working alongside my mum, Sue and opening Nurse Next Door Fraser Coast. And knowing that we are contributing to our beautiful community every day. We have an amazing team supporting us with our vision of being able to assist locals in their health care goals. And assist the much needed health sector within our community, by reducing workload on the hospitals and other services.

Q: How can we encourage future women leaders?

Encourage women to pursue leadership roles by providing them with mentorship, coaching, and access to role models who have already broken through barriers in their respective fields. This can include connecting them with successful female leaders in their industry or community, who can serve as role models and provide guidance and advice.