Welcome to ZONTA DISTRICT 29
Zonta International is a leading global organisation of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.
Zonta International envisions a world in which women's rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential.
- In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision-making positions on an equal basis with men.
- In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.
The new motto of Zonta International
For news and updates on our work in Zonta District 29, please see below.
Education Programmes - Scholarships and Awards
Zonta is dedicated to achieving gender equality in education and supports scholarships, fellowships and awards for women and girls pursuing education and careers in these traditionally male-dominated fields.
Globally, women make up around 25 percent of the workforce in the aerospace industry. In an effort to carry out its mission that women have access to all resources and are represented in decision-making positions on an equal basis with men, Zonta International offers the Amelia Earhart Fellowship.
Women have made great strides in the pursuit of education, careers and leadership roles they were once denied. However, they still comprise a minority of leaders in the business world. As of December 2020, 21.2% of S&P 500 companies’ board seats are occupied by women, and just 6% of the companies' CEOs are women.
The Zonta Foundation for Women awarded the first Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships in 1998 to women pursuing degrees in business leading to a business management career.
Zonta International was pleased to support the 2019 and 2021 Zonta International Women in STEM Scholarships to encourage women to pursue education, career opportunities and leadership roles in information technology. The programme will continue for another biennium, 2022-2024.
Though about 40% of the world’s workforce is women, according to data from the Inter-Parliamentary Union, only 25.7% of all national parliamentarians were female as of 1 September 2021.
Because Zonta International believes that young women are the key to women’s advancement in the field of public service, it offers the Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award, which recognizes young women, ages 16-19, for demonstrating leadership skills and commitment to public service and civic causes, and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life.
News and Dates from District 29 | see below
Amazing activities across D29
16 days of activism and the Zonta Says NO to violence against women campaign are still ongoing, ending the 10th of December.
One-hour Webinars to several topics – on Zoom
March 9th 2024 | 10.00 CET
Webinar: 'Designing with 'Canva' quick and appealing'. With Sarah Krom, from Zonta Club of Niederrhein.