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 Tiffanie Turnbull 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?
The bursary was an enormous financial help for me and was put towards my tuition and living expenses while on exchange in Indonesia in early 2018.
What are your goals for this year?
I graduate from my degree at the end of this year, so my goal for 2018 is to get as much experience as I can and enjoy my last year of study!
What is your personal mantra or self-talk that you use to keep yourself on track in pursuing your aspirations?
I have two mantras that help keep me on track towards my goals: “You never know if you never try” and “the harder you work, the luckier you get”. My best advice is always throw your hat into the ring and be willing to work harder than those around you.
Who have been your most significant woman role models?
There are so many strong women I admire, and who have contributed to the way I see life today; Turia Pitt’s persevering attitude, Michelle Obama’s grace and wisdom, and Malala Yousafzai’s passion and drive are all qualities I aim to replicate in my own pursuits.