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Nominations now open for the Zonta Awards


Zonta New Zealand today announced that nominations are now open for the Zonta New Zealand 50 Women of Achievement and Zonta New Zealand 50 Young Women of Potential Awards.

This year, Zonta will be celebrating 50 years in this country. Women have been working together to empower the lives of women and girls in New Zealand and globally, and we, Zonta, want to recognise the achievements of these women in our communities in this special 50th anniversary year.

Dr Janette Irvine, Governor of Zonta New Zealand, says “These Awards are a fantastic opportunity for the New Zealand community to get behind the inspirational women in our lives and nominate them for an award.”

“I was delighted to hear from talented young students at the 2015 Zonta Young Women in Public Affairs Awards about the importance of having good role models in their lives and how inspirational women have influenced and supported them,” Dr Irvine said.

Awards will be presented in two categories:

The Zonta New Zealand 50 Women of Achievement – women who have over and above her career, contributed to empowering girls and women in New Zealand and/or globally.

The Zonta New Zealand 50 Young Women of Potential – young women aged 16 to 24 years of age on 12 December 2015 who demonstrate evidence of active commitment to volunteerism, leadership and interest in making a significant contribution to empowering girls and women in New Zealand and/or globally.

Nomination forms are available from under Awards. Nominations can be made through your local Zonta Club of which there are 28 throughout New Zealand or direct to the Zonta Awards Committee at and close midnight, 11 December 2015.

The Awards will be announced on International Woman’s Day on 8 March 2016.


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