Zonta Club of Sydney Breakfast Inc
Located Sydney’s central business district
Meets 1st Tuesday for breakfast
Members are senior sales and marketing executives, business owners in several industries, senior academics, lawyers in several specialities, accountants, engineers, HR specialists, and career not for profit executives.
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A Glimpse of What We Do
Women in Engineering Education Award 2012
Su Myat Khine Win, a second year civil engineering student at the University of Technology Sydney, is the recipient of the 2012 Zonta Club of Sydney Breakfast Inc Women in Engineering Education Award.
The award’s purpose is to provide encouragement to young women studying engineering. The recipient is assessed in terms of both leadership and academic achievement, and needs to demonstrate an awareness of the need for culture change in the field of engineering. Judging and presentation of the award are completed in association with the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).
Applicants are second year student at UTS. They submit an essay about their experience of first year of engineering, how it matched, or differed from expectations. They are about their views on what can be done to increase the participation of women in engineering education and the profession. Short-listed applicants are then interviewed.
Ms. Khine Win was named the Zonta Club of Sydney Breakfast 2012 Zonta Club of Sydney Breakfast Inc Women in Engineering Education Award recipient because of her demonstrated insight in and commitment to advancing both women in engineering and raising the status of women more generally. She speaks passionately about her interest in buildings and how they work.
The award was presented at the club’s September Women in Engineering meeting and also announced at the University of Technology Sydney’s annual awards night.
Caption for photo: Su Myat Khine Win, winner of the Zonta Club of Sydney Breakfast Inc 2012 Women in Engineering Education Award, Mariam Darestani (Zonta Club of Sydney Breakfast WIE Award Committee) and Bronwyn Holland (Program Director, Women in Engineering, University of Technology Sydney) at the UTS awards night..
Interim Club President Elected
Members of ZCSB regularly find themselves promoted, moving to another job, and through both, moving out of Sydney. It’s exciting for the individuals but sometimes a little unsettling for the club. Hannah Avenell, club president 2012-2013, found herself moving to Perth to a new job opportunity midyear. Mary Jane Mahony was elected club president for the remaining term at the September meeting.
Caption for photo: Mary Jane Mahony interim club president 2012-2013
2012 Young Women in Public Affairs Award
The recipient of the 2012 Zonta Club of Sydney Breakfast Young Women in Public Affairs Award (YWPA) is a Kambala School student. She was selected of her global outlook, substantial commitment to community service and commitment to improving the status of women, in particular addressing issues of gender inequality. She intends to pursue university qualifications in anthropology and international lawand to eventually establish and lead a non-profit organization. Energetic and compassionate, She has contributed widely to community service projects at Kambala School in Rose Bay. Wherever possibleshe has built in mentoring of students in following year groups so that the projects become a legacy sustained beyond her personal involvement, such as the annual blood drive awareness campaign she initiated.
The goal of the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Program is to encouragemore young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing a young woman’s commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to the advancement of the status of women.
The award was presented on August 28 at a celebratory dinner with the Zonta Club of Sydney East and the Zonta Club of Sydney at Women’s College in the University of Sydney
Caption for photo: 2012 Club YWPA award winner with Kellie Dundon, Club YWPA Committee Chair.
Working with Other Zonta Clubs - YWPA
The whole is often greater than the sum of the parts. During 2012 ZCSB joined with the Zonta Club of Sydney East and the Zonta Club of Sydney to plan and implement inaugural YWPA club awards. The clubs have a combined brief roughly covering Sydney’s CBD, Inner West and Eastern Suburbs. The award was promoted to about 35 high schools in the area. The 3Zonta team met several times during the year and enjoyed considerable fellowship in the process.