What is Zonta?


Founded in 1919 in Buffalo, New York, USA, Zonta takes its name from a Sioux Indian word meaning 'honest and trustworthy'.

Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.

With more than 30,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 67 countries and geographic areas, Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs aimed at fulfilling Zonta's mission and objectives.

The Zonta emblem is a composite of Sioux Indian symbols. The Zonta Rose serves as a symbol of Zonta Rose Day, which falls on the 8th March and coincides with International Women's Day.

Zonta International Mission, Vision and Theme

Mission: Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.

Vision: 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.

Theme: Empowering Women Through Service and Advocacy.




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