Penny Webb – Woman of Achievement

Sandra Burns (District 23 Governor), presents Penny Webb with the Zonta Club of Perth Woman of Achievement Award 2020

Congratulations go to Penny Webb, the Zonta Club of Perth’s Woman of Achievement for 2020. For over 30 years Penny has helped vulnerable people – women escaping family violence, the homeless, the frail, the sick, and the poor. She has worked for innumerable community organisations at home and abroad, in both voluntary and professional capacities. She co-founded and is currently the CEO of People Who Care – the parent organisation for Starting Over Support, that helps women leaving refuges to rebuild their lives.

Penny related some of her professional and personal experiences at the November meeting and highlighted the difference we can make to people’s lives when we help each other. Penny urged us to be fearless: to be fearless of letting go of past positions, titles, people not liking us, adversity and obstacles and taking on the new. She said, “Women are phenomenal and it would be incredible if we were fearless together”.

Congratulations Penny on your well-deserved recognition as our Club’s Woman of Achievement 2020!