Holding an international designation like CPA Australia is always a valuable addition to existing qualifications, as it provides good opportunities and gives a competitive advantage over other professionals. The skills that I have gained have practical implications for business practices, leadership, strategy, and management. Studying with CPA Australia has enabled me to feel empowered and confident at work and support other employees to follow best practice. The CPA program has allowed me to balance my work and family commitments with my studies with great flexibility. I am so grateful to have been awarded an Australian Scholarships Foundation scholarship.