It was great:
Zonta District 29 Conference in Eindhoven


Friday 4th October 2019

Preconference program: visit to Van Abbe Museum

Opening reception at PSV Stadium, Eindhoven

  • Music Choir Vivace
  • Welcome by Jeanne de Loos, president of Zonta Eindhoven
  • Welcome by Brigitte Leferink, governor Zonta District 29
  • Keynotespeaker Heather Barclay, Head of Policy and Advocay at Girls not Brides
  • Delicious Tapas buffet
  • Music by MonTet

Saturday 5th October 2019


  • Welcome by Monique List, deputy mayor of the city of Eindhoven, member of Zonta Eindhoven
  • Videoclip Anouk: It’s a new day. A video dedicated to 28 women leading the way
  • Speech from Marguerite Akossi Mvongo, International Representative
  • Approval of the financial report of 2016-2018, the auditor’s report, the revised budget of 2018-2020 and the budget of 2020-2022
  • Intermezzo Zonta 100: 5 Zontians represented women from the past 100 years. In the pdf you will find their speeches | pdf
  • Elected for the biennium 2020-2022

Monika Geise – Governor
Christine Mousset – Lieutenant Governor
Siska Kooi – Treasurer
Barbara Manschmidt – Auditor
Monika Raulf – Auditor
Gabriele Brübach – Nominating Committee (chair)
Cécile van den Noort – Nominating Committee (member)
Ines Chamarro – Nominating Committee (member)

New elected board

From left to right: Siska Kooi – treasurer, Monika Geise – governor, Christine Mousset – lieutenant governor

  • Keynotespeaker Jalila Essaïdi, Dutch artist and entrepreneur who specializes in bio-based materials and biological art.
  • Workshops

Leadership Development
Museum for all
Zonta café
Share your story

  • Dinnerparty with music form the Tunina’s and DJ

Sunday 6th October 2019Highlights


  • Memorial service

The Rose
Una Mattina
Poem ‘She is gone’ by David Harkins

  • Speech by Nina Nisa Breuer, 3rd YWPA Winner
  • Presentation by Paige Rabey, Amelia Earhart Fellow, final year PhD student completing her studies in supersonic aerodynamics at Imperial College London
  • Quick courses

Young Women in Public Affairs Award
JM Klausmann Women in Business Scholarship
Amelia Earhart Fellowship
Zonta International Foundation

Many thanks to all who contributed to and visited the Zonta 29 District Conference. We will meet again in 2021 at the next conference in Bonn.

Brigitte Leferink
Governor Zonta D29 2018-2020

The professional photos from the DC 2019

Photos from the DC 2019


2021 Zonta District Converence will take place in Bonn (GER)

2019 Zonta District Converence was in Eindhoven (NL)

2017 Zonta District 29 Conference was in Dortmund (GER)

2015 Zonta District 29 Conference was in Groningen (NL)

2013 Zonta District 29 Conference was in London (UK) 

2011 Zonta District 29 Conference was in Madrid (E)