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…

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…

16 Days of Activism

ZONTA SAYS NO to any violence against women and girls and NO to child marriage and the growing issue of women’s homelessness. These topics will dominate the 16 Days of Activism from 25 November to 10 December 2021 as clubs across Queensland join in this global campaign. For over 100 years, ZONTA International’s 28,000 volunteers, have…