We will not be silent

Advocacy is about speaking up to be heard to make change. So we have to feature the now landmark quote by Grace Tame, 2021 Australian of the Year, when she stood up at the  March4Justice event in Tasmania on 15 March and said: “As often is the case when an issue that has been shrouded…

Award an honour

Zonta Club of Brisbane’s education awards are there to help women reach their academic and career goals. They are also the key focus of our fundraising activities. So it was great to meet the 2021 Dr Helen Row Memorial Award winner Dr Sarah Cameron who attended our club dinner meeting in April. Sarah is working…

Helen Row legacy

Flashback to 2001 and our Dr Helen Row Award winner was Professor James Scott, then a graduate: fast forward to 2021 and Prof Scott is a leading researcher working to free young people from the burden of severe mental illness such as psychosis. Over the past 20 years he has made some ground breaking discoveries,…

Film night a pearler!

Fundraising for Zonta Club of Brisbane education awards received a boost thanks to a successful film night where over 150 Zontians and friends saw a private screening of Beneath the Surface, a documentary about the Australian pearling industry and in particular the pioneering Ellies family. Aje Ellies (pictured with Margo McKinney and Barbara Kent), who…

Project gold star!

Banks don’t lend to older women – it’s a truism that is part of the homelessness risk for older women. Diving deep about the reasons behind it will be the subject of a research grant won jointly by Zonta and QShelter, the Queensland peak body for community housing with whom Zonta is affiliated. Called the…

Housing helping hand

Over 100,000 women 55+ in Queensland are living every day at risk of being homeless. Sharing with Friends is looking to change this terrible statistic. Sharing with Friends i a not-for-profit foundation set up by three Zontians (all members of the Brisbane Club) in response to the Zonta Advocacy issue of Homelessness in Older Women.…

Lacie graduates!

Another milestone moment for  Lacie Malcomson, one of our Zonta Club of Brisbane education award winners. Lacie won our Kingston Learning College award in 2019. Now Lacie has graduated from TAFE and she is about to start studies at Griffith University where she is going to study social work. It has been a story of…

Coercive control step

Zonta Club of Brisbane member the Hon Margaret McMurdo AC has been chosen to chair a new independent task force to examine the issue of taking action against coercive control. The Queensland Government has established the task force, just days before the one year anniversary of the tragic death of Hannah Clarke and her three…

Super six education winners

We are very proud to announce our Zonta education award prize winners for 2020. This award, valued at $500, was provided to six young girls at Brisbane high schools with the intent to provide encouragement to financially disadvantaged young women to complete Year 12; to encourage young women to enter professions in maths, science, technology…

Foundation funding

Vulnerable women and girls in PNG and Timor Leste will benefit from US$1 million in funding under new Zonta Foundation for Women 20-22 projects.  Zonta Foundation for Women has a globally recognized mission and commitment to women and girls worldwide. The US$1 million grant will go to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to help…