Zonta Club of Ipswich invests in women on International Women's Day

The Zonta Club of Ipswich Inc, Australia, invited more than 180 political and community leaders, school students, educators and residents to attend its 33rd annual International Women's Day breakfast at the Racehorse Hotel in Ipswich.

The club asked attendees to consider how they invested in women and girls through education and employment, advancing their career ambitions, improving their visibility and amplifying their voices. They also showcased Zonta's work in providing scholarships and awards to young women, demonstrating that they not only talk but also walk the walk.

The club's guest speaker is a serving police officer in charge of the Ipswich District Domestic, Family Violence and Vulnerable Persons unit. She spoke about how the police service is investing in the safety and well-being of women and supports Zonta's goal of eliminating violence against women. The event was supported by generous raffle donations, which helped to raise nearly AUD$1900, and one Ipswich local gave a generous AUD$1000 donation to support a planned community birthing kit initiative.