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Remarkable Women Powerful Stories

Be Zonta's guest 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.


The story does not end here, but continues with each of you, bringing your own ideas to the series and back to your communities. Together, we are remarkable.

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Meet our guest: Aviaja L. Hauptmann, Ph.D.

Aviaja L. Hauptmann, Ph.D., is a microbiologist and public debater from Greenland. After finishing her Ph.D. in microbial metagenomics at the Technical University of Denmark in 2017 she returned to her birth-town in Nuuk, Greenland, to lead the research project on the Greenland Diet Revolution Project. Her research centers on the animal-sourced Indigenous diet of the Inuit.

For the past four years her research focus has been the human and microbial culture of Inuit foods. Aviaja recently moved with her husband and two sons to Davis, California, where she holds a position as visiting postdoc at the University of California, Davis. During her stay Aviaja is collaborating across disciplines including microbiology, Indigeneity and Feminist Science to explore the microbial potential and the importance of the Inuit fermentation culture.


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, 29 Sept 
         Aviaja Lyberth Hauptmann
Wednesday, 27 Oct 
         Helen Clark
Thursday, 18 Nov
          V. Renée Cutting

Our past guests, HEAR HER STORY:



Sharon Langenbeck, Ph.D.



Tiaji Sio



Tressa Lacy



Bandana Rana



Kendra Sharp,  Ph.D.



Holly Ransom



Felicia Davis



Dr. Anne Gallagher

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