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Zonta Celebrating Women – Empowering and Inspiring Change

Zonta Celebrating Women – Empowering and Inspiring Change

International Women’s Day/Zonta Rose Day 8 March 2014

Globally, members of Zonta International are celebrating International Women’s Day and Zonta Rose Day. In the week leading up to 8 March Zonta members throughout New Zealand will devote their efforts to raising awareness of the opportunities and challenges for women through events forums and service activities. They will be acknowledging the achievements of women of the past, celebrating the progress women are making today and recognising the women who work tirelessly for others.

“Working to protect and advance the rights of women and girls around the world is not an option; it’s a necessity” reports Zonta International President, Lynn McKenzie. This message we send out to the women of today.

We know that the advancement of women is of prime importance to the economy, business and society; we therefore call for the status quo for women’s equality to be challenged. Gloria Steinem, American feminist, journalist, social and political activist, words lend us a powerful message “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the collective efforts of all who are about human rights.”

Our Zonta Club members will be hosting celebrations with inspiring and thought provoking speakers. Roses in many forms will be presented to women deserving of recognition. Zonta chose the yellow rose as its emblem because it signifies friendship and the promise of a new beginning.

Maureen Heine, Governor of Zonta New Zealand articulates that “Zonta Rose Day/International Women’s Day helps to build a sense of unity and a commitment to advancing the status of women. Through shared activity Zonta members mark this special day of reflection and celebration”.

Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.

To learn more about Zonta and look at opportunities to join this global organization of executives and professionals visit: www.zonta.org www.zonta.org.nz

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