SWAN View Senior High School Follow the Dream students were delighted to spend the afternoon with current Ms Naidoc 2016 Shelley Cable on Wednesday, August 10, when she spoke to the students about her achievements so far in life.
Cable is 21 years of age but has achieved an enormous amount already.
Some of the highlights of her career so far include winning the Rob Riley Scholarship 2011 for being the top Aboriginal student in WA; graduating from Curtin University with a degree in commerce and being chosen to attend the 2014 Aurora Indigenous Scholars International Study Tour at Harvard Business School.
Currently working at Shell Resources, Cable’s plans for the future include engaging with the indigenous community and developing indigenous entrepreneurship.
She said she experienced a pinch-me moment when she found herself at Harvard University.
Follow the Dream student in Year 8, Nakita Humes said Shelley was very inspiring.
“She is so confident and outgoing and has obviously worked hard to achieve so much success,” Nakita said.
“It was really kind of her to take time out of her busy schedule to meet us.”
Follow the Dream co-ordinator Nicola Angell agreed.
“Shelley Cable is a perfect choice to be a guest speaker for our young indigenous leaders. With her passion and positivity, she is an amazing role-model.”