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?

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