Higher education transforming women

How higher education can transform women’s lives will be the discussion focus on 8 March, as Griffith University’s Professor Jayne Clapton arrives in Gympie to speak at the International Women’s Day (IWD) Breakfast.

Held by the Zonta Club of Gympie, this year’s United Nations IWD theme is The Gender Agenda: Gaining momentum? and is coupled with Zonta’s campaign to ‘Say no to domestic violence against women and children’.

Having begun university at the age of 31 and a strong believer in the transformative opportunities presented by achieving in higher education, Professor Clapton from Griffith Health, will discuss the importance of the Widening Participation agenda in Higher Education and the work being done for student success, especially for students from non-traditional backgrounds.

She will draw from her experiences of working on Griffith’s Logan Campus with students and staff from a diverse range of backgrounds. What these experiences have taught her about the transformative power of education, particularly in women’s lives, will be a focus of the presentation.

A Gympie resident herself, Professor Clapton will also talk about some of the local opportunities available to women in the area.

The International Women’s Day Breakfast will be held by the Zonta Club of Gympie on Friday 8 March at Gunabul Restaurant, Power Road, Gympie.
Time: 6.30am for a 7am start.
Tickets: Tickets are available priced $30 from Karinya Florist and The Apron Shop, Mary
Street, or Market Place News, Reef Street, from Monday 10 Feb 2013.
Limited seating, so payment before Monday, 4 March essential. Vegetarian option
available if requested when booking.
Enquiries: Barbara: 54824182 or Elizabeth: 54836040

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