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 Rebecca Senini 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?
The benefit of being a 2018 NCWQ bursary recipient, was being able to take the pressure off of my parents after my father’s cancer diagnosis, in trying to source the money to buy myself a laptop during my first year of university.
What are your goals for this year?
My goals for this year are to successfully complete my second year of pharmacy and continue striving towards finishing my degree. Additionally, one of my goals is to represent my university playing women’s rugby union at Nationals Div 1 this year.
What is your personal mantra or self-talk that you use to keep yourself on track in pursuing your aspirations?
My personal mantra to keep myself on track is “Quitters never win, and winners never quit.” This quote pushes me to keep going and not to give up despite the circumstances.
Who have been your most significant woman role models?
The most significant woman role model in my life is my mother. She is positive, has always supported and encouraged me to do my best. She is the reason why I understand the power of education. My mother is the strongest and most determined woman I know. Last year she managed to keep smiling and kept on moving despite the dramas my family faced.