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Amelia Earhart Month

1-31 January 2022

Each January, we celebrate the life and legacy of Zontian and famed aviator Amelia Earhart. It is also an opportunity to raise funds for the Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Fund, which has supported more than 1,600 women from 75 countries in reaching their educational and professional goals in the aerospace and space sciences fields since 1938.


New member webinar

Option I: 20 January 2022, 9 AM CST
Are you new to Zonta? Join the Zonta HQ Team on this webinar and let us welcome you. We will provide a history of Zonta, the programs we support, resources available to you, and an opportunity to meet with a member of the International Membership Committee.  We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have!

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NEW MEMBER WEBINAR

Option II: 20 January 2022, 6 PM CST
Are you new to Zonta? Join the Zonta HQ Team on this webinar and let us welcome you. We will provide a history of Zonta, the programs we support, resources available to you, and an opportunity to meet with a member of the International Membership Committee.  We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have!

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International Day of Education

24 January 2022

The International Day of Education celebrates the role of education for peace and development. UNESCO, as the specialized United Nations agency for education, facilitates the annual observance of the Day in close collaboration with main education actors.


The Space Economy: What it means for the Aerospace sector and how it benefits us all

25 January 2022, 12:00 PM NOON CST
Celebrate Amelia Earhart Month with Zonta International and join us for a discussion with three of our Amelia Earhart Fellows on the booming space economy, its impact on science and research, and the innovations in aerospace that have the potential to benefit us all. Speakers include: Makenzie Lystrup, Ph.D., Vice President and General Manager, Civil Space, Ball Aerospace; Wendy Okolo, Ph.D.,  Associate Project Manager, NASA’s System-Wide Safety Project and Daniela Pedrini, Ph.D., Design Engineer, Electric Propulsion Sitael.

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Remarkable Women, Powerful Stories: Laura Ballerini

27 January 2022
Join Zonta every month to hear the remarkable, personal story of one great woman and learn from her reflections on leadership, success and the path she has forged. This month, meet Laura Ballerini.  Laura is currently pursuing a Master of Philosophy degree in Development Economics at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom and hold a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands. Growing up in Italy during the refugee crisis, Laura developed a profound interest in conflicts, power struggles and forced migration. Laura’s goal is to bring her knowledge outside the university walls and put it to use in the business world. She aspires to enter a career in which she can combine her natural affinity for business with her talent for economics and her interest in development issues.

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International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

6 February 2022

In 2012, the UN General Assembly designated February 6th as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), with the aim to amplify and direct the efforts on the elimination of this practice. FGM comprises all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons and is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights, the health and the integrity of girls and women.


International Day of Women and Girls in Science

11 February 2022

A significant gender gap has persisted throughout the years at all levels of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines all over the world. Even though women have made tremendous progress towards increasing their participation in higher education, they are still under-represented in these fields. In 2015, the General Assembly adopted a resolution to establish the International Day of Women and Girls in Science to recognize the critical role women and girls play in science and technology communities.


World Day of Social Justice

20 February 2022

Established in 2007, the World Day of Social Justice recognizes the need to promote social justice, which includes efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion, gender inequality, unemployment, human rights and social protections.


International Women's Day and Zonta Rose Day

8 March 2022

International Women's Day (IWD) is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. Celebrated alongside IWD, Zonta Rose Day gives people an opportunity to reflect on past achievements and honor the current efforts of champions for gender equality by donating to the Zonta Foundation for Women.


Sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66)

14-25 March 2022

Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to attend the session.

  • Priority theme: Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programs.
  • Review theme: Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work (agreed conclusions of the sixty-first session).


International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

24 March 2022

The International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims pays tribute to the memory of Monsignor Óscar Arnulfo Romero, who was murdered on 24 March 1980. Monsignor Romero was actively engaged in denouncing violations of the human rights of the most vulnerable individuals in El Salvador.


International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

23 May 2022

The International Day to End Obstetric Fistula promotes action towards treating and preventing obstetric fistula, a condition that affects many girls and women in developing countries. Obstetric fistula is a hole in the birth canal caused by prolonged labor without prompt medical intervention, such as a Caesarean section. It leaves women with incontinence problems, and often leads to chronic medical problems, depression, social isolation and deepening poverty.


65TH Zonta International CONVENTION - HAMBURG, GERMANY

25- 28 June 2022

Taking place at the Congress Center Hamburg, Convention 2022 welcomes Zontians and guests from all over the globe.

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66th Zonta International Convention - Brisbane, Australia 

2024

Save the date to join your fellow Zontians in Brisbane, Australia, for the 66th Zonta International Convention.

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