As Childers Show preparations get underway a new hat has been thrown into the ring with Paige Caldwell taking on an ambassador role to inspire young women.
Moving to Childers to pursue a career in law, Paige has taken the reins to coordinate the Showgirl and Rural Ambassador.
As Showgirl and Rural Ambassador coordinator Paige will be leading the search for applicants, and she knows what it takes after holding the title of Darling Downs Showgirl and then going on to compete in the Queensland Country Life Showgirl State Finals.
“I only moved to Childers towards the end of last year and went to a show meeting in the second week that I was here as I was keen to get involved in the community, meet new people and see how a different show operates.
“I have been involved in the show in my hometown, Bell, for years now and knew that it was a great way to immerse myself in a new community.”
Paige hopes to inspire other young women to be confident to pursue their passions and stand in front of their community proudly.
“I believe that as long as you have the confidence to stand up and represent your community, paired with a genuine passion for that community, then you have what it takes to be a showgirl.
“There is no specific mould that you must fit into. I believe that what you can get out of the experience is what is most important.
“Gaining confidence, developing your leadership skills, making friendships, building valuable networks and developing your skillset are just a few of the key takeaways that myself and many other showgirls have gained from the experience.”
Paige said after she found her work experience in Childers was so rewarding it was nice she could combine her passion for shows with her career.
“I graduated from a law and business degree at Bond halfway through last year and had always wanted to practice law in a rural area,” she said.
“I had a few offers across Queensland but ultimately why I chose the firm in Childers was because of the positive experience I had doing work experience there.
“The solicitor whom I did work experience with had so much in common with me and is also very involved in shows.
“I am so glad I made the decision to move here and have found that she has been a great mentor to have both for law and for shows.”
To find out more about how to become the Childers Showgirl or Rural Ambassador click here.
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