Zonta Club of Wangaratta builds better men at breakfast

Following the continued success of its annual IWD Girls' Breakfast, the Zonta Club of Wangaratta, Australia, held the inaugural Boys' Career Breakfast on 23 March at Gateway Quality Hotel. The breakfast event aims to bring boys and men into the conversation on gender equality.

The club invited Year 11 boys from 9 secondary schools with teachers, special guests and dignitaries. Mentors from 14 career areas in multiple industries networked with students between the guest speakers' presentations. A police officer and a real estate agency director delivered inspirational speeches about finding the career that best answers their interests and skills while integrating the theme, "Building Better Men."

Gender equality and respectful behavior in the workplace can only lead to a more peaceful and harmonious community. The club received sponsorship from the RSL, Bendigo Bank and Northeast Learning and Employment Network. The event was a huge success, and one local school principal entered this event in his calendar for next year.