100 years of empowered women

Nearly 100 years ago, founding member, Marian de Forest dreamed of an organization that would bring together women in executive positions and help them reach their rightful places in the professions that rarely had women leaders. Since the creation of Zonta International in 1919, our members have dedicated the last century to empowering women, both in and outside of Zonta. To celebrate these achievements, Zontians around the globe will take part in a two-year celebration to honor the past while heralding the future.

We will begin our celebration in Yokohama, Japan at our 2018 International Convention and continue the festivities all the way to 2020. 

As we prepare to celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2019, we look back on some of the most significant milestones in our rich history of empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.