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Civic Recognition for Top Young Women

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10 February, 2014


Civic Recognition for Top Young Women

A special award ceremony is to be held to recognise two of the region’s young women leaders.
The winners are:

Mana Club - Laura Goodman from Paremata - attended Wellington Girls’ College
Wellington Club – Jessica Fenton from Northland - attended Wellington Girls’ College

The two have won Zonta International’s, Wellington regional, Young Women in Public Affairs Award for 2013/14 and will receive their prizes at a function hosted by Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett, in the Porirua Mayoral chambers, on Tuesday, 18 February at 6.30pm.

Councillor Bronwyn Kropp of Porirua City Council, a previous winner of the Young Women in Public Affairs Award, will be the guest speaker at the presentations.

The award is aimed at young women who were in year 13 last year, who are 19 years old or younger and intend commencing tertiary education this year. Each of the two winners has demonstrated leadership qualities within their schools and communities as well as academic ability.

Both young women will receive a certificate and a cheque for $500. They join winners selected by other clubs around New Zealand in a quest to find a national winner to take part in the International Young Woman in Public Affairs Award. The New Zealand winner receives $US1,000 from the Zonta Foundation. Internationally there are five winners who each receive $US4,000.
Spokesperson for the two Zonta clubs, Wellington Regional Coordinator, Michelle Robinson says the standard of the applications was exceptional and the five finalists are all accomplished young women.

‘As a community we need to support and reward young people like these, who are the leaders of the future. We must encourage them to pursue decision-making positions in their communities so they can make an impact on the policies that affect the lives of women locally and throughout the world.’

The Zonta Clubs of Wellington are part of an international service organization of executive and professional women which aims to advance the status of women.

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