THREE JOURNEYS: Rebecca Lancaster, Hailey Cosh and Detective Senior Constable Julie Hauff shared the inspirational story of their journeys at the Zonta Club of Warwick's International Women's Day Breakfast in 2015.
THREE JOURNEYS: Rebecca Lancaster, Hailey Cosh and Detective Senior Constable Julie Hauff shared the inspirational story of their journeys at the Zonta Club of Warwick's International Women's Day Breakfast in 2015. Jayden Brown

Women-only club wants to empower girls in the Rose City

WHEN Leanne Olsen first heard about a group run in Warwick and what it stood for, she knew she needed to get involved to empower women across the Southern Downs.

"We want women to live in a world where they are considered equal to men,” Mrs Olsen said.

"Where no woman has to live in the fear of violence.”

The Zonta Club of Warwick is a hub for ladies who want to band together to encourage generations of females to live a powerful life.

"Something I find wonderful about Zonta is that most people in the group are there for one reason and one reason only - to empower each other,” Mrs Olsen said.

"There is no competition and no ego.”

Mrs Olsen, who is now the club's treasurer, has been a proud member of Zonta for 11 years.

One of the most important things she has learned during her time with the women's group is the importance of education for younger generations.

"If women have education, they can rise above any issues that come their way,” Mrs Olsen said.

To celebrate the upcoming International Women's Day on March 8, the Zonta Club of Warwick is encouraging women to gather together for breakfast.

Mrs Olsen said they decided to celebrate the day to encourage Rose City females to live a happy and empowering life.

"International Women's Day is a celebration of women and their wonderful achievements,” Mrs Olsen said.

Guest speaker for the women's day breakfast is Caitlyn Gribbin, a national television and radio online journalist for ABC News, who went to school in Warwick.

"Caitlyn is incredibly humble,” Mrs Olsen said.

"It's no surprise she has gone as far as she has.

"To have her come back and talk will be very inspiring for young girls.”

The early morning event will be held at Warwick's Gardens Galore to inspire and motivate females across Warwick.

To buy tickets head to Style Shoes or visit the Zonta Club of Warwick Facebook page.