Zonta Hamilton 1

 

Empowering women through service and advocacy in our community and globally

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Grant application now available

The Service Committee of the Zonta Club of Hamilton 1 is choosing local projects to fund with a specific mandate to address issues that affect women and girls.  Applications will be accepted up to and including February 15, 2021.  Click the link to access the application.

January is Amelia Earhart Month

DID YOU KNOW… Amelia Earhart was a beloved member of Zonta International?

Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Altantic… and in doing so, Amelia encouraged women to expand their horizons by exploring occupations and holding positions that were not traditionally held by women. Amelia Earhart made her record flight from Hawaii to California January 11, 1935 and has been designated Amelia Earhart day by members of Zonta International — a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of woman who have long recognized women of courage, character and culture.

To assist the future of women in aerospace and other aerospace-related sciences and engineering, Zonta International established the Amelia Earhart Fellowship in 1938 in honour of legendary pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart.

Today, the Fellowship of US$10,000 is awarded annually to up to 35 talented women, pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering around the globe.

For more information about the award, Click here.

 

Message from our President

Zonta is an international organization dedicated to empowering women through service and advocacy. It isn’t always easy – but it is always rewarding. We lift our voices and our actions to make a difference locally, nationally and internationally.

Currently our club focus is on women’s mental health. We know that in our local community there simply are not the resources needed by women who suffer from mental health issues. We also know that poverty, violence, homelessness and addiction often go hand in hand with mental health issues.

We hope you will join us as a member, or a volunteer, to bring change to our community near and far, and give women power and strength.

Trish Mongeon

Zonta on the globe

Our Mission

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

Our 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.

Global Initiatives

We will End Child Marriage

Almost 650 million women alive today were married before turning 18.

We say NO to Violence Against Women and Girls

About 2 in 3 women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner.

We will Close the Gender Gap in education

Every additional year of primary school increases girls’ eventual wages by 10 – 20 percent.