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Last updated 12:31 PM on 18 March 2013

Dubbo College student Leticia Quince has been selected for the UBS Women's Leadership Academy.

Dubbo College student Leticia Quince has been selected for

the 2013 UBS Young Women's Leadership Academy.


Dubbo College Year 11 student Leticia Quince will spend a week during the coming school holidays in Sydney as part of the UBS Young Women's Leadership Academy. Leticia, an Indigenous Youth Leadership Scholar at Senior Campus, was selected for the prestigious school after sending in an application stating her aims for the future.

The UBS Academy is a residential program based at the University of Sydney and consists of sessions on personality type, styles of leadership, women's leadership in business, community and politics and presentation skills. Students will have the opportunity to meet with UBS employees and several successful women in business and the community.

UBS is a Swiss corporation specialising in wealth management, investment banking and asset management. It has more than 63,000 employees working in 50 countries throughout the world.

Leticia said she would be one of 12 participants in the academy from NSW.

"This is a great opportunity and I'm very excited about it," Leticia said. "It will be my first time travelling on a plane to Sydney and I'm very much looking forward to meeting other girls on the program when I get to Sydney.

"One of the sessions is on image and attitude and focuses on building a signature style and personal brand and I am looking forward to that. We will also be visiting the Art Gallery of NSW and I'm very excited."

The academy will also incorporate sessions about physical and vocal presence, thinking on your feet, goal setting, ethical leadership and cyber bullying.

Leticia wants to become a youth worker and intends to study social work and Aboriginal professional practice at university following her HSC next year.

"I plan on opening up youth shelters to help accommodate children needing a place to stay and to provide protection, food, clothing and shelter for youth who have difficulty accessing these life fundamentals," she said." I would also like to run support groups and provide counselling within each shelter."

Leticia's involvement in school activities at South Campus and now Senior Campus means she is already well practiced in leadership. She has been a member of the junior AECG, taken her place on campus SRCs, been a member of an Aboriginal debating team and a member of an anti-bullying committee, as well as part of this year's Indigenous Youth Leadership team.