Women in Tech SMAre you a woman who is studying or already in the field pursuing the continued advancement in the field of Technology?

The world economy, industry and sciences are becoming increasingly digitised, and these developments are disrupting society and familiar social processes. Women, however, are still largely underrepresented in technology and other STEM fields. To create a world in which men and women have equal opportunities, women need to have an active role in technology and technological developments.

Zonta International is pleased to offer its new Zonta International Women in Technology Scholarship to encourage women to pursue education, career opportunities and leadership roles in technology.

Access to two levels of this international award is made by completing the application form and submitting it to zontaperth@gmail.com before 5pm Friday, 5th July 2019.

Who is eligible?

Women of any age, working in the field or pursuing a technology degree who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field, are eligible to apply.

Please see the application forms for the supporting evidence required.

One application provides two award opportunities:

  1. Zonta Club of Perth: Will recognise your achievements and forward your application to District 23.
  2. District 23: The successful Zonta Club of Perth application is then forwarded to Zonta International District 23 for consideration of an additional US$2,000 ‘district’ award.
  3. International Level: The successful District 23 application is then forwarded to Zonta International to be considered for an additional US$8,000 ‘international’ award.

The 2019 Scholarship round is now closed and will re-open again late 2019, early 2020 with applications closing, July 2020. 

The Zonta Club of Perth recognises Shakila Rathnayake as the inaugral 2019 Zonta Club of Perth awardee.  Shakila is pursuing a Master of Science in Geospatial Science and is already active in the field.  We wish Shakila all the best in her endeavors.

Area 3 Director, Faith O’Brien with the Zonta Club of Perth inaugural winner of the Woman in Technology Award- Shakila Rathnayake