Louise McCabe from West Wyalong is one of two recipients in the Cootamundra electorate being awarded a one-year scholarship under the 2023 NSW Rural Scholarship Program.
The program will begin with the finalists attending the Future Women Leadership Summit in Sydney on March 6 and 7, as part of the 2023 NSW Women’s Week celebrations.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said regional women like Louise are a tremendous example of someone who loves their community and enjoys giving back.
“A dedicated volunteer in her role as President of the West Wyalong United Hospital Auxiliary and the West Wyalong Rugby Union Club, coach for the women’s rugby team, along with conducting several fundraising events for the hospital including compiling the 2023 calendar,” Ms Cooke said.
“Louise was one of the first responders whilst attending a local rugby union match where she provided CPR when a player suffered critical injuries.
“As a result of her quick life-saving response, Louise was awarded with a NSW Government Community Service Award.
“Having worked in the health sector for over 20 years we are so lucky to have her as one of our amazing registered nurses at the West Wyalong Hospital looking after our community.”
Ms McCabe said she is really grateful for this opportunity provided by the NSW government and is looking forward to immersing herself in all that the Future Women Leadership Program has to offer.
“I feel that it is important for women wherever we are geographically located, to continue to expand our horizons and challenge ourselves,” Ms McCabe said.
“I’m aiming to accelerate my professional journey with this unique opportunity to network with other like-minded women. As well as developing my leadership skills within the supportive program. This enables me to the pass on knowledge learnt to those I support and work within my community.”
Not only do the winners get access to the coveted Future Women Platinum+ Emerging Leaders Program, valued at over $6,000 each, but all 237 women who entered will also receive a complimentary one-year Gold membership, which gives them access to FW Advance, a year-long career development webinar series, and a 50 per cent discount to attend the Future Women Leadership Summit on 6-7 March.
To find out more, visit: https://futurewomen.com/rural-womens-scholarship/