To mark 2018 International Women’s Day, NCWQ is profiling an impressive women each day in the lead up to the 8th March. These featured young women are past NCWQ Bursary Recipients, and have demonstrated incredible leadership, success, community service, intelligence and commitment to their personal and professional passions. In today’s feature, past bursary recipient Taylor Birtchnell shares her thoughts.

To learn more about the bursary program, keep an eye on our website in the coming month or two.  

What were the benefits to you in being a 2017 NCWQ bursary recipient?

Being a NCQW bursary recipient offers many benefits and is a wonderful experience. The financial support is greatly appreciated, but even more importantly, the team offers support to recipients throughout the year, including invitations to networking events and similar opportunities. Personally, I’ve had members of the organisation who sponsored my bursary very kindly attend events I’ve held, and really supported my goals throughout the year.

What are your goals for this year?

This year I aim to continue working hard at university as well as continuing to give back to my local community through volunteering with various local legal organisations and charities.

What is your personal mantra or self-talk that you use to keep yourself on track in pursuing your aspirations?

I’ve always loved the quote by Margaret Thatcher: “Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the high road to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.”

Who have been your most significant woman role models?

I’ve been very lucky to have amazing women in my life, from friends, colleagues and family to fellow volunteers and Rotarians at my local Burleigh Heads Rotary club.

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