“Find your passion. Find your purpose. Find your voice.”

(Crackenback Farm, Crackenback, NSW) Snowy Mountains Grammar School’s 4th annual International Women’s Day keynote speaker, the Hon. (Bronnie) Bronwyn TAYLOR, MLC, Minister for Women, Minister for Regional Health, and Minister for Mental Health, delivers an inspiring address.

Snowy Mountains Grammar School’s 4th annual IWD event saw SMGS students and staff join together for a special high tea to commemorate the global event. This year’s keynote speaker was the Hon. (Bronnie) Bronwyn TAYLOR, MLC, Minister for Women, Minister for Regional Health, and Minister for Mental Health.

For twenty years prior to her election, Bronnie was a registered nurse, specialising in cancer care and palliative care. Her work in these fields saw her become one of the first McGrath Foundation Breast Care nurses, then going on to become the Director of Cancer Services in the Southern NSW Local Health District. 

She is passionately committed to our rural and regional communities, health and education outcomes, local government and agriculture. 

“Bronnie delivered an inspiring address, encouraging our students to support each other, respect each other and look after each other. Her advice to students to learn about superannuation and strengthen their financial literacy was a powerful component of Bronnie’s speech. Staff and students in attendance also thoroughly enjoyed Bronnie’s stories from her early days moving to the farm in Bombala and her career pathway,” said SMGS IWD committee member, Mrs Melissa Bell. “It was a beautiful day and venue to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.”

“It has been such an enjoyable afternoon with these young women. They’ve asked me some insightful, difficult and challenging questions. I come to events like this and think, wow, the future is in safe hands,” said Bronnie Taylor. “When women are happy, thriving and contributing to our communities, everyone benefits, not just women, but the entire community.”

Of this year’s event, Head of Middle School, Mrs Jennifer Thompson, said, “Thank you to the Honourable Bronwyn (Bronnie) Taylor for her words and insights in allowing our girls to share their ideas and dreams, to listen and to question, and to laugh together. A stunning afternoon, where our girls were encouraged to consider their ‘who’ and their ‘why’, as well as their ‘where to’.”

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the event, Crackenback Farm Restaurant & Guesthouse for the beautiful venue and high tea, and our lucky door prize sponsors, Alpine Yoga Jindabyne, Sendy MTB Gear, High Country Fitness, High Country Driving School, Peak Performance and Nutrition Café, and Rokits Jindabyne.