Zonta dinner date set

EVENT: Samantha Corlis, Amy Henry, Laura Ousby and Courtney Hoffman get ready for International Women's Day in Mount Isa.
EVENT: Samantha Corlis, Amy Henry, Laura Ousby and Courtney Hoffman get ready for International Women's Day in Mount Isa.

The date has now been set for one of the most popular events on the Mount Isa calendar.

The Zonta Club of Mount Isa’s International Women’s Day Dinner has been scheduled for March 11, and the organisers are well underway to ensure the event is another outstanding success.

Sponsors of this prestigious event are now welcome, with many sponsorship packages available to suit.

Having grown from strength to strength in recent years, the event hands out awards for women of achievement in the region in the last 12 months.

The event attracts more than 400 attendees each for the dinner and social event, which includes a different guest speaker each year, chosen for their inspiring stories and courage.

This year the confirmed speaker is industrious entrepreneur Naomi Simson, who founded one of Australia’s tech success stories RedBalloon in 2001.

This year the confirmed speaker is industrious entrepreneur Naomi Simson, who founded one of Australia’s tech success stories RedBalloon in 2001.

From just an idea and persistence, redballoon.com.au has now served more than three million customers, has seen her rise the ranks of brand success which supports more than 3000 activity partners throughout Australia and New Zealand.

She is a champion of great workplaces and her entrepreneurial energy focuses on REDii.com.

Naomi is a speaker, author, blogger, entrepreneur and LinkedIn Influencer with 1.5 million followers, with whom she shares her insights, experience and observations about business, innovation and success, who will bring her powerful messages to share with her Mount Isa audience.

Tickets for the event are expected to go on sale next month. The speaker at last year’s dinner at the Civic Centre was Stacey Currie, an inspirational 32-year-old mum of five children, a businesswoman, speaker, published author of The Rich Get Richer, The Poor Can Too and official ambassador for The Lighthouse and Brave Hearts.

For further information about the 2017 event, contact Zonta Mount Isa president Lyn White at lmdwhite@bigpond.com