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Zonta Achievement Award for a Young Indigenous Woman

 

The Award recognises and celebrates the achievements of young women of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, currently enrolled in Year 12 or the TAFE equivalent. The criteria for the school nomination are for a young Indigenous woman who has made a marked contribution to the life of her school and community through:

 

• service to her school or wider community;

• leadership within her school or wider community; and,

• determination to successfully complete her secondary education.

 

The applicant is required to:

• outline her post HSC career goals;

• explain the importance of her Indigenous heritage;

• describe the importance of an influential person in her life, particularly related to her career goals; and,

• reflect upon a current issue impacting upon the lives of young Indigenous women and how she may facilitate positive change.

 

Re: Taylah Iverach NSW 2023 Winner of Zonta Achievement Award for a Young Indigenous Woman

 

Quotes from Zonta NSW/ACT Chair Bronlyn Schoer:

 

“Taylah Iverach is a proud young woman of the Dunghutti Nation, who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and service both within her school and the wider community. She connects deeply to her Indigenous heritage and language, and has a clear vision of her career goal of studying medicine and to eventually work in health and community development programs in regional NSW.”


Contact details:

Kerrie O'Connor | 0474 909 644 | kerrie.oconnor4@det.nsw.edu.au

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