The Zonta Club of Perth Inc, formally chartered in 1972, was the first Zonta club 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.
The Zonta Club of Perth just celebrated its 50th anniversary by launching its charity arm, The Perth Foundation for Women. This will allow members to better pursue Zonta’s 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