The inspiring woman has had many roles during her working life and learnt to deal with a variety of issues along the way.
But it is what she has discovered dealing with life in the public eye, which has proved invaluable.
‘The immortal words of Abraham Lincoln when he said, ‘you cannot please all of the people all of the time’ is very true,’ Lord Mayor Scaffidi said.
‘But what you can do is try and explain your views and hope people who may not appreciate it will learn to know that you have a great deal to consider and provided you are fair and balanced you should reach a good outcome.’
Last weekend Ms Scaffidi shared her careers advice with ambitious young women from across WA, as part of the Dream Collective Master Class presented by Little Girl Dream Big.
Kylee Schoonens, WA’s youngest female director of an architectural practice, was also a guest speaker.
Ms Scaffidi said it was crucial for the next generation of women to keep striving hard for their gender.
‘Any struggles I have endured are small in comparison to any others, but I have spoken about them when I can to others and hope that my experiences can assist someone in possibly avoiding those same struggles or tackling them in a different way.’
‘We have a way to go and until such a time that women being in these roles is less of a topic of conversation and more ‘the norm’.’