Zonta Club of Bowen Inc hosts local International Women's Day event
For International Women’s Day, the Zonta Club of Bowen Inc, Australia held a Choose to Challenge event that featured various guest speakers and members of the community.
At the event, Faileen James from Flexi Care spoke about the challenges women have faced in the past and continue to face today. Other speakers included the club's 2019 and 2020 Tertiary Bursary Award winners, Courtney Turkilson and Samantha Wong. Both recipients are currently studying medicine at James Cook University and encouraged the audience to follow their dreams. Five local women were also recognized for their volunteer work in the community to promote and protect the rights, interests and well-being of women and girls.