The Honourable Di Farmer, Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence has announced Madina Mohmood as the prestigious Queensland Young Achiever of the Year on Friday 3 May, who was selected from the eight category winners. The winners were announced on Friday 3 May at Royal on the Park Brisbane, in front of an audience of 400 people with Max Futcher and Katrina Blowers from Seven News as the hosts.

Madina firstly won the Soroptimist International Women Empowering Others Award from a strong field of young achievers and was presented by Gayle Carrick, Immediate Past President of SI South Queensland, Soroptimist International. Madina Mohmood, age 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 Womenโ€™s Day Breakfast.

Winners each received a magnificent trophy and $2000, courtesy of Auswide Bank. Madina received an additional $2000 from Auswide Bank and a state trophy. Alexandra Wells was also announced as the winner of the Peopleโ€™s Choice Award, presented by Hit105 and received a ticket and event pack for 2019 courtesy of Hit105.

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