To mark 2019 International Women’s Day (#BalanceforBetter), NCWQ is profiling an impressive women each day in and around 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 Erin Condrin shares her thoughts.

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

What were the benefits to you in being a 2018 NCWQ bursary recipient?

It was a great feeling to be recognised by the NCWQ. The recognition reaffirmed all of the hard work I had been putting into my studies. It was also inspiring to hear the stories of the other remarkable women who received awards.

What are your goals for this year?

I plan on graduating my Psychological Science degree this year and I have also sent the goal for myself to graduate my degree ‘With Distinction’ (GPA of 6.5 or higher out of 7). However, my ultimate goal for the year is to gain entry into a Masters of Speech Pathology.

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

I have two favourite mantras. Firstly “grow through what you go through” and secondly, “you either get bitter or you get better, the choice is yours”.

Who have been your most significant woman role models?

My Mum is the most significant role model in my life, she has been my source of strength through the illness I faced during my teenage years. She inspired me to never give up and to be the best I can be.

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