Taskforce Justice

The Zonta Club of Brisbane congratulates member the Honourable Margaret McMurdo and the Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce on all their recommendations from the first report ‘Hear Her Voice’ handed down in December being accepted by the Queensland Government. The historic announcement of a $363 million package of reforms includes legislating against coercive control, a…

Living free from violence

Our reach to help women and girls is global with Zonta Club of Brisbane providing funds to Zonta International for service projects around the world. One service project that is close to home and our hearts, with club members involved for many years in working with ZI to have a service project in Papua New…

Women making change

UN Women is marking International Women’s Day (IWD) 2022 with the theme Changing Climates—Equality today for a sustainable tomorrow. The theme celebrates and recognises the contribution of women and girls around the world who are creating a sustainable future by working towards changing the climate of gender equality. For the month of March Zonta Club of Brisbane…

Older women housing boost

The Queensland Government has listened to women and announced a $14 million fund to build new homes and deliver specialised housing support services to older women, ensuring they have the security and stability of a home. Zonta Club of Brisbane member Susan Davies, also President of Sharing with Friends and a member of the Housing…

Make a difference!

Here’s an opportunity to make a difference. Calling all young women who aspire to make a difference in public life. The Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs bursary is open for applications. This award is close to us here at the Zonta Club of Brisbane as it was started while charter Club member Leneen…

Esther’s education boost

We love to hear from the young women who receive one of our Zonta Education Awards. This year, Yeronga High School Student Esther Etoka contacted us to let us know how much she appreciated receiving the award, a $500 bursary that goes to the school to enable winning students to pay for schooling needs. “I…

Maria nurses ambition

Maria Guillena has worked hard to achieve her dream to be a nurse. Now that dream is closer thanks to her own determination and some assistance from Zonta Club of Brisbane. Maria the 2021 Kingston Learning College Award which is a $2000 bursary to assist young women to meet any financial challenges to encourage them…

50 and Fabulous!

What a night!  Zonta Club of Brisbane celebrated its 50th anniversary on 8 November with a gala dinner that also marked the winner of the Advancement of Women Award for 2021. The event – a gala dinner at the United Service Club – was an opportunity for members, club alumni and supporters to celebrate the…

Playing the winner!

History did repeat at the awarding of this year’s Zonta Club of Brisbane Babette Stephens Award. The $1000 award was won by Queensland University of Technology student Harper McIlroy and presented at a performance of Shakespeare In a Suitcase by students where there were two former winners of the award in the audience. Also at…

Prize supports dream

Congratulations to Rhianna Crosthwaite, awarded the 2021 Leneen Forde Zonta Scholarship. Rhianna is in the final year of study for a Bachelor of Midwifery at Griffith University. A mother of seven children, she has wanted to be a midwife all her life and she now can accomplish her dreams. “I would like to start by…