Zonta Club of Makati and Environs launches 'WOMEN RISE' on International Women's Days and more

In celebration of Women's Month, the Zonta Club of Makati & Environs, the Philippines, with several events during the week of International Women's Day and Rose Day.

"WOMEN RISES" art exhibit
The club partnered with Galerie Joaquin and BDO Private Bank (BDOPB) to launch "WOMEN RISE," an art exhibit featuring only women artists. The exhibition ran all weekend, and many prominent individuals attended. The event celebrated a collective of talented women artists. Partial proceeds from the exhibit's sale will go to funding the club's many projects on women empowerment. More than 200 artists, art collectors, Zontians, guests and BDO Private Bank clients attended the event.

International Women's Day and Rose Day celebratory event
The club celebrated the special day with Z and Golden Club members, representatives from the 33 barangays and like-minded individuals and organizations. With more than 600 partygoers, many notable Zontians and local community leaders also attended.

The event featured brilliant speakers covering timely topics such as mental health awareness, self-care, and The Safe Spaces Act of the Philippines. The issues truly resonated with the audience through the storytelling style of the speakers. Many questions about real-life situations were asked and consulted, eliciting valuable expert responses.

As the program continued, Past International President Olivia Ferry and Board Trustee Marcy Kohchet-Chua, also the program's master of ceremonies, gave glowing introductions of the speakers. There was dancing between the talks keeping the high energy of the audience until the wrap-up with the powerful messages of sisterhood and equality.