Nearly 300 women chatted, laughed and listened over cups of tea at the Zonta Club of Bunbury’s International Women’s Day breakfast on Sunday.
The Zonta Bunbury International Women’s Day Breakfast was also a time to celebrate a milestone century of the club’s existence.
The event guest speaker commander Cath Hayes Royal Australia Navy, shared her life as a naval commander, including active service in the Middle East.
Zonta Club president Beth Talbot’s address focused on this year’s centenary of Zonta international on November 8 and she outlined the changes to all facets of women’s lives over this time.
Mrs Talbot said the breakfast was a great success and was inspired by guest speaker commander Cath Haynes.
“I thought Sunday was really successful, there was a lovely atmosphere, the food was great and the guest speaker was amazing and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves which was wonderful,” she said.
“Her (Cath Hayes) main message was your not defined by your job or by your sex or by how other people see you - you are who you are and you shouldn’t let yourself be defined by one particular thing.”
Mrs Talbot said she was thrilled so many people came along and hopes even more women attend next year.