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Club Meeting February 2021

Zonta Club of Sydney February 2021 club meeting featured our guest speaker, CEO of Domestic Violence NSW, Delia Donovan

Another month and another fantastic guest speaker at our Zonta Club of Sydney monthly meeting. On Wednesday 17th February 2021 members of the Zonta Club of Sydney were pleased to welcome Delia Donovan, CEO of Domestic Violence NSW and recipient of a Zonta Club of Sydney Yellow Rose in 2020 as our guest speaker.

Delia spoke about her career, starting at the tender age of 18 and working with children in out of home care in the UK, through her social work degree and then her work with organisations such as the Dash charity (Domestic Abuse Stops Here) in the UK and White Ribbon Australia before taking up her current role.

Two women smiling at camera, one presenting the other with a gift
Delia Donovan presented with a gift by Dr Kerrie Bigsworth

Domestic Violence NSW is the peak body for specialist domestic and family violence services in NSW. The breadth of their work is huge – working in policy and research, providing advice to the government on issues facing the sector, advocacy, building capacity and developing guidelines are just some of the areas Delia spoke about.

Delia also spoke about the Voices for Change program, which supports and mentors people with lived experience to become advocates.

As well as hearing from Delia, members of the Zonta Club of Sydney also took time to update our club photos!

A group of women posing in front of a sign saying Zonta International
Zonta Club of Sydney February 2021
Delia Donovan with members of the Zonta Club of Sydney

The dinner provided by Club York was excellent, and we encourage anyone who would like to join us to hear more about Zonta, to hear from our excellent speakers or just to eat a good meal to join us on the third Wednesday of every month for our club dinner. The cost for dinner is $45, and to join us please email

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