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Remarkable Women Powerful Stories

Join Zonta to hear the remarkable, personal story of one great woman and learn from her reflections on leadership, success and the path she has forged.
Gain insights on what it takes to meet the challenges of a profession while breaking down barriers, managing family life, and advocating for a cause.
Explore the keys to growing resilience, self-belief, courage and leadership skills to achieve that breakthrough you may need in your own career and life.

Remarkable Women Powerful Stories is a leadership series hosted by Lynne Foley OAM.
Each month, hear a remarkable woman share her achievements and personal story.

Meet our guest: Tiaji Sio

Tiaji Sio is a 24-year old Afro-German diplomat who currently serves as an Attaché for Economic Affairs and Development Cooperation at the German Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam. Simultaneously, she is pursuing an MSc in International Development online at the University of Edinburgh. After completing her undergraduate degree at the German Foreign Service Academy in 2018, she immediately began her full-time employment in the German Foreign Service and held different positions in Berlin, Dakar and Maputo.

In 2019, she founded the Diplomats of Color network – the first and largest diversity and inclusion network within the Federal Government. As a pioneer in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in the German public administration, she was listed on the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. She was also nominated for the Digital Female Leaders Award and serves as an Ambassador for the Beyond Gender Agenda campaign.

In 2015, she was an international recipient of the Zonta Young Women in Public Affairs Award.

Meet our host: Lynne Foley, OAM

“I channel my energy into influencing and supporting each woman I meet to be empowered to reach her aspirations. I intend my legacy to be the contribution I make to achieving gender equality, through opening doors to education for women and girls.”

An exciting motivational speaker, Lynne Foley, OAM, is passionate about leaving her audience with new ideas, thoughts and challenges and full of confidence to break through personal and professional barriers. She works professionally by facilitating leadership programs for individuals and organizations whose mission is to empower women and men through personal and leadership development. Lynne is an accredited and highly respected executive coach, speaker, consultant and educator, gaining her experience through successful executive leadership, consulting, board chair and director roles. As chairman of the 2020-2022 Zonta International Leadership Development Committee Lynne implements the organization’s global strategy to meet the leadership needs of members, clubs and districts  facilitates at conferences and workshops.

Future Dates:

Wednesday, 24 March 
Wednesday, 28 April 
Wednesday, 26 May 
Wednesday, 23 June 
Wednesday, 28 July 
Wednesday, 25 Aug 
Wednesday, 29 Sept 
Wednesday, 27 Oct 

Guests to be announced soon!


Sharon Langenbeck, Ph.D.

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