Zonta Club of Toowoomba will host its International Women’s Day event on Friday 6 March, with inspirational guest speaker, Toowoomba girl Alyssa Azar who is the youngest Australian to climb Mount Everest.  Alyssa has a story of courage, endurance and never giving up attitude despite facing remarkable challenges.

Alyssa’s thirst for adventure started years earlier when she crossed the Kokoda Track at the age of eight years old.  This was the catalyst for bigger things to come, as Alyssa then went on to climb mountains on five different continents and challenged herself with adventures of varying degrees. Alyssa has climbed in New Zealand, South America, Australia, Nepal, Africa, Russia and is aiming to complete the Seven Summits and eventually wishes to climb all of the 8000 metre peaks around the world. Hers is a truly inspiring story.

Zonta Club of Toowoomba’s International Women’s Day event will include major raffles including accommodation and jewellery vouchers. All proceeds raised from the luncheon will assist Zonta International helping women all over the world, as well as the organisation’s local charity of choice, Protea Place.

Zonta International is a leading global organisation empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. The Zonta Club of Toowoomba Inc. has been part of this International organisation for more than 50 years and has raised thousands to support women and girls all around the world and locally. The club’s local charity Protea Place provides a safe day space for women to connect to practical supports, where women can receive holistic care under one roof.

The eighth Zonta Woman of the Year will be announced at the lunch. This annual award recognises the achievements of a local businesswoman and their contribution to the community. Secure your tickets and join in the celebration. Enjoy a decadent two-course meal and bubbles on arrival in the stunning panoramic room at Picnic Point from 11am to 2pm.  Tickets are on sale at the Zonta Toowoomba website or on Facebook.

See socials from last year’s event here