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 equity and climate action