Education awards

Education plays a key role in advancing women, girls, and communities. This is why the Zonta Club of Brisbane has a strong focus on fundraising so that it can provide education awards to students in high school and university. In the past 20 years it has enabled Zonta Club of Brisbane to award bursaries and prizes to more than 250 recipients.

Zonta International Awards

Zonta International offers four awards which attract international applicants. Jane M Klausman Women in Business ScholarshipThe Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship is a Zonta International Award to help women pursue undergraduate and master's degrees in business management and overcome gender barriers from the classroom to the boardroom. The program operates at the Zonta…

Advancement of Women Award

Background To mark Zonta’s cententary year in 2019 the Zonta Club of Brisbane established the $5000 Advancement of Women Award to assist other women now and in the future. This is an biennial, gender neutral award that recognises a person who, through their leadership, work or advocacy is progressing the status of women. This may be…

Domestic Violence Safety Cards

History In response to the growth of domestic and family violence in Australia, the Zonta Club of Brisbane in 2001 embarked on a long-term project to help reduce the incidence of family violence in the greater Brisbane area. The project involved designing and printing credit-card sized cards listing emergency numbers and services for women escaping…

Cassandra Weddell Fund

Cassandra Weddell joined Zonta in 2002 and immediately demonstrated her commitment to Zonta’s ideals through her energy and hard work. She was elected to the Board in her first year of membership and in her brief time with the Club, charmed everyone with her humour and zest for life. She died in February 2003, aged…

Windana Support Centre

Windana, a refuge for women and their children, was set up initially by Sunnybank Family Care and Support in November 1978. It operates within a framework of strength and social justice and is child focused and culturally sensitive. With decreasing resources and services available for women and children, there are often long waiting-lists for women…