Our Simone Ovart left us on January 9th.
Simone has been a symbol of devoted and committed Zontian. She was a special and amazing woman. Gracious, strong and passionate. We shall all miss her. But she will always be in our hearts.
Area Director in 1996-1998, member of Zisvaw International Committee in 2000-2002, Governor of D30 in 2002-2004, she had the power and the honor to establish 12 new Clubs and one new country, Macedonia.
She was International Director in 2004-2006. Since 2004 to 2010 she was a member of the UN Committee and since 2010 Simone represented Zonta International at UN in Geneve.
As the President of NGO CSW Committee in UN Geneve until 2018 she organized seminars and panel discussions on women’s rights. Thanks to her “carisma” the UN doors were always open to her Zonta friends!
We all remember Simone as Chair of the 61st Convention of Zonta International 2012 in Turin, Italy. It had been her masterpiece.
She inspired so many of us and she will continue to be a guiding light for everyone.
Her smile, her passion, her committment will remain with us. In her honor and memory we will keep going ahead in asserting womens`s rights and fighting for gender equality.
Farewell Simone ! Let your soul rest in peace.