Advancement of Women Award

Who will you nominate? We are very excited to be calling for nominations to the 2022 Advancement of Women Award. This $5000 award recognises a person, who through their leadership, work or advocacy is progressing the status of women by either creating new pathways for women, facilitating women’s advancement along existing pathways or advancing the…

Northern post for award winner

Travelling north for her first-year internship has been a boon for University of Queensland graduate Eleanor O’Neill and the Zonta Club of Brisbane 2022 Dr Helen Row Award winner. Since graduating from UQ last year, she took an internship to the Townsville University Hospital which is the only tertiary referral centre in North Queensland, Townsville…

Reach out to Beyond DV

Beyond DV founder and CEO Carolyn Robinson was a special guest at the Zonta Club of Brisbane dinner meeting on 6 July. Carolyn spoke to the club about the extensive work her organisation is doing to help victim-survivors in their recovery from domestic and family violence. Club member Borsca Vass introduced Carolyn to our club…

It’s a win win Ring Raffle!

That’s right – it’s a win win if you buy a ticket in our major fundraiser for the year. And it was a win for the wonderful Margaret McMurdo AC who was the winner after an electronic draw on the Raffle website on 6 July. Margaret won a stunning emerald ring designed by Brisbane jeweller…

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…