Zonta’s Young Women in Public Affairs Award – closing soon!

5 February 2018

Are you, or do you know of an industrious young woman aged between 16 and 19 in or around greater London?

The goal of the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award Programme is to encourage young women to participate in public affairs by recognising a commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.

The Zonta Club of London II offers this Award at a Club level, with the winner then eligible for nomination at the District and International levels, if the previous level was won. The Club is looking for young women who are and have:

  • Active commitment to volunteerism
  • Experience in local government, student government, or workplace leadership (paid or unpaid)
  • Volunteer leadership achievements
  • Knowledge of Zonta International and its programmes
  • Support for Zonta International’s mission of empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy

In order for more women to be represented in key decision making positions worldwide, we must encourage young women to pursue careers or seek leadership positions in public policy making, government and volunteer organisations and further their education with these aims in view.

‘Public affairs’ refers to all aspects of community life where decisions have to be made about issues which relate to and affect those communities in which people work and live. At the moment, women are under-represented. We are working to change that and ensure decision-makers reflect the communities which they serve.

And it starts with young women. If you believe you fit the criteria, or you know someone who does, please complete an application form by 28 February 2018.

Please email any questions to contact@zontalondon.org.

Are you or do you know a bright, industrious young woman?

Young professionals – special joining price if you’re under 30

5 June 2017

Zonta International has approved a promotion whereby young professionals under 30 can join Zonta for half price this biennium. Now that we have confirmed our Club’s dues are £150 for this year (as per the last Annual General Meeting), the price for those under 30 wishing to join is £75.

Zonta International is keen for the Clubs all over the world to promote this offer in an effort to keep our organisation vibrant for generations to come. So it has never been a better time to be a young professional and become a Zontian!

Any young professional who is passionate about the rights of women and girls is welcome to our Club.

YoungProfessionalFAQs

Young Professional Questionnaire Form

Are you passionate about the rights of women and girls? We publish a new brochure to promote our Club

1 June 2017

The Zonta Club of London II has published a new brochure to promote what Zonta is, and what our Club does.

The perfect time to publish our new brochure is now, during Volunteers’ Week! The Club always welcomes new members to join.

You really can make a practical difference to the lives of women and girls here in London and right around the world. We are looking for professionals who have skills and energy to contribute to our projects.

The new brochure tells you how you can help with various projects, including:

  • Local Club projects
  • Zonta International projects
  • Ending violence against women and girls – Zonta Says No
  • Empowering women to achieve through education

You can download our brochure here.

If you’d like our printed versions, contact any of our members, who will have one to give you.

Spring Care Packing Day a big success, once again

1 June 2017

With the help of Kiwis in London and Elk Bar, Zonta Club of London II packed 102 individual clip-seal packages of toiletries, containing soap, shampoo and conditioner, toothbrushes and toothpaste, hand lotion, deodorant and sanitary pads for Hestia refuges.

This bettered our last effort in November 2016 of 77 packages. Girls from Kiwis in London attended, as did a number of women from the Women’s March in London Facebook page, as well as the usual Zonta crew.

Sue Mansfield of our Club will distribute the packages to the relevant refuges in north and possibly west London.

Northwood College student Charlotte Beardwell in north London also organised a collection among the school girl students and brought it along. So it really was an all-of-London effort!

Thank you to all for doing this initiative with the Club, as it really does help a lot of women and girls in need.

This time, the Club even collected some men’s toiletries as well and made some men’s packs! Women in refuges may have teenage boys with them, and in that case, they will be well used.

We look forward to working with Kiwis and Elk again later in the year. More details when they are confirmed!

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