Tue, March 26, 2019
Madina Mohmood (2013) has been announced as Finalist for the Soroptimist International Women Empowering Others Category, in the 2019 Seven News Young Achiever Awards

The purpose of the Seven News Young Achiever Awards is to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote the positive achievements of all young people throughout Queensland up to and including 29 years of age.

Sheldon College Alumni Association Chair, Matthiew Hogg (2004) has said of Madina that she “continues to impress with her tireless community work in amongst her very busy life. She is a fabulous role model and this nomination is testament to the positive impact she is having. I’m sure that all Sheldon College Alumni are very proud of Madina’s achievements”.

The Sheldon College Community can vote for Madina until 29 April by clicking on the 'Vote Now' button below.

The 2019 Seven News Young Achiever Awards Gala Presentation will be held 3 May at Royal on the Park, Brisbane.

Madina has made great strides in her endeavours to promote awareness in cultural diversity and empowering young women in the community since graduating from Sheldon College in 2013. Madina is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Dual Degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), following her interests in International Law. She continues to advocate correct media representations of cultural differences in a non-stereotypical and sensationalised way.

Founder and Principal/CEO of Sheldon College, Dr Lyn Bishop OAM also commented on Madina’s achievements, saying that “Madina is an inspiring community ambassador who truly epitomises all that is good and great in the young women of today. Madina’s passion for empowering young women is palpable. She truly sets an outstanding example for both current and future generations of young women.”

Madina and three of her colleagues started the University of Queensland Afghan Student Association (AfSA UQ) to support and assist the needs of Afghan students. Madina’s work with AfSA has resulted in increased discussions around cultural diversity, inclusion and improved representation of Afghan culture in the media. She continues to advance the AfSA initiatives beyond the UQ community through collaboration with six other cultural societies in Queensland.