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2020 Yellow Rose recipients

As part of our IWD celebrations, Zonta Club of Sydney nominated four women who excel in their fields, and who have made significant contributions to their community or profession, and acknowledged them with the presentation of Yellow Roses.

In my previous post I wrote about Iqra Ahmed, who was our guest speaker at the breakfast and also a recipient of a rose.

Also recognised on the day were –

Moya Dodd – is a lawyer, an Australian soccer official and former national team player.  She is a former executive committee member of the Asian Football Confederation and former member of the FIFA Council.

In 2015, Moya Dodd sent a submission in for gender reform proposal in football.  This was sent to the Chair of FIFA Reform Committee, Francois Carrard. In this proposal, Dodd’s main goals were for women to have more inclusion in the decision making process and for there to be a larger investment in the women’s game.  In 2016, FIFA passed this proposal and added a requirement that every continent mush have a seat filled by a woman.

In 2016 Dodd was named the the overall winner of The Australian Financial Review Westpac 2016 Women of Influence.  In 2018, Forbes ranked her number seven in their list of Most Powerful Women in International Sports.

Delia Donovan
Delia Donovan receiving her Yellow Rose

Delia Donovan – previous Director of Community and Programs for White Ribbon Australia.  Delia played a key role in the development and implementation of White Ribbon’s school, workplace and community prevention programs.  She had previous extensive experience in non government and social services settings including 15 years in frontline social work and social care management roles.

She demonstrated great passion for her role, and much was accomplished during her time in the role.  The schools program “Breaking the Silence” and the Workplace Accreditation Program were designed to bring about the attitudinal and behavioural change which is pivotal to bringing about a reduction in the scourge on society that is domestic violence.

Gail and Sarah
Club member Gail together with Sarah Whitlock who received a Yellow Rose

Sarah Whitlock – After completing an Associate Diploma of Arts – Jewellery and Object Design at Sydney Institute of Technology, receiving the Faculty award for Arts and Media for “academic excellence in all stages of study” along the way, Sarah stepped straight from graduation to launching her business Flying Lobster Jewellery.  She has operated her business for the past 25 years in Sydney City, making one of a kind pieces of jewellery, uniquely remodelling clients’ heirlooms as well as participating in numerous exhibitions, both solo and group.  Most recognisably she made the gold immunity pins for Masterchef Australia!

In addition to her business, Sarah presents silver jewellery courses with Bankstown Community college and Sydney Community College amongst others.  She has also delivered jewellery courses within the Juvenile Justice system at Yasmar.


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