Soroptimist International Region of South Queensland, Women Empowering Others Award, is a great award that acknowledges and celebrates young women excelling in their field. This is a category of the Young Achievers Award
Do you know someone who fits this description?
Maybe its you!
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This is the 4th year that Soroptimist Interenational of South Queensland have proudly sponsored the category of Women Empowering Others Award.
Past Awardees are:
Katie Norbury, 25 of Newmarket is ending the stigma around vaginal health. Katie runs an Instagram called Get Papped, aiming to normalise women’s health and make people accountable for getting a pap smear. Katie has cards for 25th birthdays to be gifted to friends which come with a promise that the giver would attend the pap smear if the recipient is scared to go alone. She has done podcasts to promote women’s health, answer questions and recommend friendly, approachable doctors. She encourages other women to get their pap smear and stop it from being taboo subject. Katie has a degree in Communication and Marketing.
Madison Birtchnell, 19 of Willow Vale is determined to be a catalyst for change. Madison represented Australia in the Class of Women Deliver Young Leaders Program where she helped shape programs and policies that affect the lives of young girls and women. She undertakes consultation to effectively implement Sustainable Development Goals. Madison volunteers with the National Council of Women of Queensland as social media manager. She presents empowering workshops to marginalised young people in Multicultural Communities Gold Coast and has devised a free International Women’s Week Conference with a Queensland Government grant. A business student at QUT, Madison has raised over $20,000 to deliver initiatives.
Madina Mohmood, 22 of Redland Bay is dedicated to promoting and raising awareness of cultural diversity and empowering young women. She helped establish the Afghan Student Association and the Muslimah Student Society at the University of Queensland. Madina was directly involved in creating the Queensland Afghan Community Association youth committee. As a result, many young Afghans and Muslim women gained confidence to contribute in public discussions. In 2017, Madina was chosen as university delegate to visit New York for the National Model United Nations. She secured a state leadership position as part of the QLD Vision Generation and was a keynote speaker at the International Women’s Day Breakfast.