Quota International of Jimboomba celebrated their fifth annual International Women’s Day on March 8.
The breakfast event catered to more than 55 women, the largest International Women’s Day event ever hosted by Jimboomba’s Quotarians.
This year’s International Women’s Day theme was ‘be bold for change’, so event coordinator Janet Hughes engaged The Cochlear Kids author Heidi Dredge to be guest speaker at the event.
Ms Dredge’s The Cochlear Kids: Liam the Superhero is a fun and informative children’s book about a boy with cochlear implants.
She is currently working on the second book in the series.
Her writing motivation stemmed from her daughter’s diagnosis with severe-profound hearing loss as a newborn.
“I really wanted a book that could teach my daughter about her magic ear,” Ms Dredge said.
“I felt compelled, for my daughter’s sake, to write this book.”
Ms Dredge said it was an honour to address an International Women’s Day event, as there had been so many influential women throughout her life and also through the process of improving her daughter’s hearing.
“Quota is just a fantastic organisation and they put so much service into their communities,” she said.
Quota International works to help disadvantaged women and children and those who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, and speech-impaired.
Event coordinator Janet Hughes said she was extremely proud to see so many women from various professions at the breakfast.
“International Women’s Day is an important celebration for us as Quota supports women,” she said.
“Heidi was a great guest speaker and she was bold and wrote a book to help children with their cochlear implants.”
Proceeds from the International Women’s Day breakfast will go towards a Quota International world service project.
Find out more about The Cochlear Kids here.