Women's place in society noted
WITH role models like Germaine Greer as her inspiration, Jane Grieve will speak in front of 200 Warwick women in celebration of International Women’s Day on Friday.
The Zonta Club of Warwick is hosting its annual breakfast at the Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE, and Mrs Grieve will speak about her generation and growing up with women’s movements.
She has spent the past 20 years in the Rose City raising her children and working in the community, including 14 years working for local member Lawrence Springborg and as a past secretary of the Warwick Turf Club.
She also worked as a columnist for the The Courier Mail and has written a book called Slippin’ on the Lino, which she said only got published due to the support and friendship of a group of women.
“Women have come an awful long way in Australian history and even in my time,” Mrs Grieve said.
“It’s fantastic to see the independence of young women.”
The career woman said she believed it was good for women to be aware of the struggle that was fought on their behalf.
“It was worth it. I love seeing how confident my daughter is,” she said.
Tickets to the breakfast, at 6.45am at TAFE’s Dragon Street campus, are $20. Call 4661 1364.