The Zonta Club of Geelong Inc. is part of District 23 of Zonta International and has been providing service and advocacy at a local level for 40 years. We support a range of service projects and awards at the International, District and local Club levels to help women in Australia and overseas.
The Club's membership is made up of a broad cross-section of volunteers from in and around Geelong, in a diverse range of professions. The major business of the club is managed by the elected executives who make up the Board of Directors.
Zonta International is a leading global organization
of professionals empowering women worldwide through
service and advocacy.
Zonta International envisions a world in which women's rights
are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to
achieve her full potential.
In such a world, women have access to all resources
and are represented in decision making positions on an
equal basis with men.
In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Zonta International’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
Since 1919, Zonta has been working to create a more equitable future for women and girls. We believe that fostering a diverse and inclusive global community is a powerful platform to bring about the social change needed to make our vision for gender equality a reality. As a global organization, Zonta International values the contributions of members of all backgrounds, regardless of age, ethnicity, race, color, ability, religion, socio-economic status, culture, sexual orientation or gender identity. We believe that a diverse community of members is essential to our ability to achieve our mission to create a more equitable future.
We strive to be an organization where everyone feels empowered to be their full authentic selves. We celebrate multiple approaches and points of view and know that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative environment to better serve our members and achieve our mission for gender equality. We welcome differences and strive to ensure that all voices are valued and heard. While we have more work to do, we are committed to the values of diversity and inclusion across all Zonta International activities and initiatives.
Our Service Projects
Assembling and distributing birthing kits that provide for a clean and safe birthing environment for women without access to professional medical care in developing countries
Making and distributing breast care cushions for women (and men) recovering from breast surgery in Australia.
We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
Awards and Education
Zonta International offers a range of scholarships to
young women worldwide in a range of disciplines.
Amelia Earhart Fellowship (Aerospace)
Young Women in Public Affairs Award
J M Klausman Women in Business
Women in Science, Technology, Engineering
In addition the Geelong Club offers an annual
award to assist a young local women remain in eduction
Contact us for more information
Deakin University School of Engineering Master Candidate Nigar Rashida was the winner of the 2019
Women in Technology Scholarship for District 23.