60 women gathered for International Women’s Day

Zonta Club London II hosted a breakfast for 60  women to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th. There were 4 speakers: Zlatina Loudjeva from PwC (co-sponsors); Rhian Sherrington, founder of Women in Sustainability; Jos Dirkx, founder of Girls & Football SA; and Charmian Love, an Oxford University lecturer and co-founder of B Lab UK.
Themes discussed included the importance of investing in women to business success and the well-being of society – women should not have to choose between work and child-rearing; the necessity of good role models for boys and girls; coping with adversity; engaging men in the right conversation about balance, gender equality and sustainability – that starts at home and continues in school. In the current climate we should recognize that there is feminine and masculine in all of us and it should not become toxic for either sex. Everyone was given a yellow Zonta rose!

12th Sep – Fundraising for SafeHands for Mothers

On Wednesday, the 12th of September, the charity SafeHands for Mothers hosted the Zonta London II club for the evening for a private screening of their newest film Hibo’s Story, before the premiere of the film in October.

The director, also the founder of SafeHands for Mothers, Nancy Durrell McKenna has been a member of Zonta London II for the past fifteen years and was thrilled to have the chance share their latest film. Hibo’s Story showcases the experiences of SafeHands Ambassador and Anti-FGM Campaigner, Hibo Wardere. Hibo shares her experiences being cut at just six years old, and moving to the UK and learning more about FGM, and how she has become one of the leading anti-FGM campaigners in Britain.

SafeHands for Mothers  is one of our service projects – read more here about the projects we support! 

 

Nancy Durrell McKenna, founder of SafeHands for Mothers, together with Hibo Wardere, Anti-FGM Campaigner.

 

Nancy Durrell McKenna, the producer and director, talked about the making of this film

 

ZONTA – celebrating 100 years

CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY

Nearly 100 years ago, founding member, Marian de Forest dreamed of an organization that would bring together women in executive positions and help them reach their rightful places in the professions that rarely had women leaders. Since the creation of Zonta International in 1919, our members have dedicated the last century to empowering women, both in and outside of Zonta. To celebrate these achievements, Zontians around the globe will take part in a two-year celebration to honor the past while heralding the future.

Join us in our centennial celebration and follow the festivities all the way to Chicago in 2020.

Welcome to new members, 2018

New members are welcome to the club!  If you also like to join our club – click here

 

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