The Zonta Club of Perth, founded in 1971, was the first Zonta club to be chartered in Western Australia. Club members are drawn from a wide range of occupations including business owners, health professionals, CEOs, lawyers, scientists, teachers, public servants and engineers. They all have one thing in common – a commitment to improving the lives of women and girls around the world.
Zonta International, a global human rights organisation, was formed in 1919. Early Zontians paved the way for women to be educated, take on non-traditional roles and have the same opportunities as men. Today, the Zonta Club of Perth continues on the mission, which put simply is:
- Zonta says YES to gender equality
- Zonta says NO to violence against women
- Zonta says NOW to gender equality and climate action
Learn more about the Zonta Club of Perth from our first podcast that features our Club President, Mary Gurgone, in conversation with District 23 Governor, Sandra Burns and former Zonta International Director, Judy Gorton. (16 minutes).