Warwick IWD Breakfast

Zonta Club of Warwick Inc celebrated International Women’s Day with a breakfast held at Horizon’s Restaurant, TAFE College, on Thursday 5th March.

This year’s theme was ‘3 Women 3 Journeys’ and our Guest Speakers spoke about life changing events that tested their Conviction, Commitment and Courage. Each presentation linked to service projects targeted by Zonta Club of Warwick during 2014-2015: Advocating for optimal education for girls, Young Women’s Development, and Breast Cancer support.

Rebecca Lancaster took over ownership of a local law practice in 2013, practising in the areas of Property Law, Commercial Law, Family Law, and Estate Planning and Administration, and overseeing the practice of a team of 14 full-time and part-time employees. Rebecca highlighted her conviction, commitment and courage in persevering with her education despite changes in her personal life. She has attained Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Business, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice while raising 2 young children as a single parent.

Hailey Cosh is the Youth Development Officer for Southern Downs Regional Council. She has worked in this role since 2012, following 2 years working for Southern Downs Industry Education Association in a youth work case management role. Hailey’s career plans were interrupted when she chose to leave tertiary study (in teaching field) to help care for her father during his terminal illness. She displayed her conviction and commitment to family, and her courage in relaunching a career path in a new role, which she is enjoying immensely.

Julie Hauff is a Detective Sergeant in the Qld Police Service, working in Child Protection and Investigation Unit. Julie was diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago, when her children were aged 1 and 4 years. She displayed her conviction and commitment to family to ensure their security and happiness and her courage undergoing cancer treatment and dealing with uncertainty for her future.

At our International Women’s Day breakfast we presented this year’s winner of the Young Women in Public Affairs AwardAlice Wu, who impressed through her commitment to school and community activity, and her awareness of international and status of women issues.

Here are some photos from the event!


Jenny Eldridge and Faye Marley making presentation to Alice Wu











Guest Speakers: Rebecca Lancaster, Hailey Cosh and Julie Hauff