District Conference 2023

29/30 September – 1 October 2023 | Le Havre/France


  • District 29 Conference Handbook | PDF | link follows
  • Photogalerie see below
  • Short summary of the D29 Conference: see the October newsletter of D29

Governor’s welcome

Dear Zontians and Guests,

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to the District Conference, under the resonant theme “The Future of ZONTA is Now!” » in Le Havre, a very dynamic city in the heart of Normandy. Congratulations to the Havre Conference Committee, you have done a fantastic job creating a wonderful program for all of us.

Our theme highlights the importance of the present moment to shape the trajectory of our organization, we have the honour to welcome our International Director, Anne-Marie French Cudjoe who will provide details of Resolution 2 by addressing the measures taken through the Strategic Plan. Zonta’s legacy is rich with achievements and unlimited potential. It is in our power to shape the present that will allow us to fulfil our mission and envision the possibilities of tomorrow.

Throughout this conference, we will explore and embrace the multifaceted dimensions of our theme. We will listen to exceptional guests who will share with us their experiences and talk about their fights for gender equality, for women’s empowerment and to eliminate violence against women.

From visionary leadership and advocacy to harnessing the power of innovation, through exciting workshops offered by committed Zontians, we will engage in stimulating discussions that will ignite the spark of action and of transformation.

A special highlight will be the panel discussion featuring the remarkable Awardees of international Scholarships and Awards, engaging in conversation with Past International President Dr. Susanne von Bassewitz. You also have the chance to meet and exchange with members of the ZAC (Zonta Awardees Connected) network.

I sincerely hope that every session, every interaction, and every exchange of ideas will lead us toward a future that reflects our shared commitment to gender equality, women’s empowerment, and meaningful societal change.

The journey ahead will be guided by the collective wisdom and unwavering commitment of our District’s outstanding members and guests. It is the convergence of our passion, our ideas and our determination that will lead us to have a lasting impact on the lives of women and girls around the world. As we come together to deliberate, learn, and communicate, I encourage each of you to fully immerse yourself in this experience. Engage with your fellow attendees, seize the opportunity to learn from each other, and leave this conference inspired and motivated to contribute to the vibrant future of Zonta.

I express my deepest gratitude to all the speakers, my Board and Committee Team, volunteers, participants and Conference Committee Team who helped make this event a reality.

Together, we have the ability to set the stage for a new era of Zonta evolution. With optimism and enthusiasm, let us embark on this journey of discovery and empowerment. The future of Zonta is now, and it is a future that we, as members of Zonta, have the privilege of shaping.

Warm regards,
Christine Mousset
Governor District 29, 2022-2024