Do you have the drive to make a difference for women and girls instead of just waiting for change? You have partners in Germany, Chile, the US, Bangladesh, Japan and Nepal and more than 60 other countries worldwide. Will you join them? Will you change the world for women and girls?
A global service organization creating sustainable change
Zonta International has been bringing professional women and men around the world together for the common mission of empowering women since 1919. Whether you join for professional advancement, personal mission, or social reasons, you will help create a better world with Zonta.
Work locally, impact globally
Zonta International gives club members local opportunities to support their communities while also focusing on larger international projects. Partnering with agencies of the United Nations, Zonta International focuses on projects that empower women and bring about sustainable change to ensure that each generation is stronger than the last.
Investing in the future of women thru education
Our mission and our members are rooted in the belief that true change lies in education. To support women’s education, we offer three annual scholarship and award programs to women in business, public affairs, and aerospace related sciences and engineering. These programs have provided more than US$10.5 million since their inception and continue to provide more than US$530,000 each year to support women in traditionally male-dominated fields.
Global partnerships for lasting change
However, Zonta knows that money is not the solution for all problems. Through its long-standing partnerships with UN Women, UNICEF, UNFPA and hundreds of other local organizations around the globe, Zonta International and its nearly 1,200 Zonta clubs continually advocate to change laws, harmful cultural norms, and overall attitudes that have hindered gender equality and human rights for all.
Rewards of membership- leadership global impact and friendship
As a member of Zonta International, you can expect to be a part of a greater movement to help women in your local community and around the world. You will:
- gain opportunities to be actively engaged in local service
- participate in local and global advocacy activities
- develop leadership skills
- network with like-minded individuals around the world
- share cross-cultural experiences
- enhance your understanding of global issues and
- build lifelong friendships.
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