Who we are
Who we are
Zonta Club of Wellington
We envision a world in which women's rights are recognised as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential.
In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision making positions on an equal basis with men. In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence.
Empowering women and girls
through service and advocacy.
Here at the Zonta Club of Wellington, we're a diverse group of women who come together to organise projects and events to support our local charities. We do this because of our commitment to build a better world for women and girls.
Founded in 1969, we're part of Zonta International, a leading global organisation of professionals that stand for women's rights. Our members volunteer their time, talents, and money to support women and girls in their local communities, run projects in many parts of the world to improve the lives of women, and advocate on women’s issues at all levels of society.
Our club is one of 28 clubs in the New Zealand Zonta Club, District 16 which has clubs from Northland to Otago.
If you wish to give back to your community, then Zonta could be just what you're looking for.
Raised to help women around the world
Clubs across 63 countries
Members in the Wellington chapter
Our members volunteer their time and talents to contribute to our five committees
Advocacy is undertaken to empower women and girls and their human rights. The committee’s work includes coordinating the club’s activities for the Zonta-Says-No to violence against Women campaign. Committee members maintain partnerships, undertake advocacy and have a United Nations liaison role.
The committee makes submissions to upcoming legislation that will improve the status of women and Girls in Aotearoa New Zealand. They organise regular political forums with MPs or candidates to address topics of interest and concern to women.
The Fundraising Committee is responsible for raising funds to support the club local projects. All funds raised are distributed across local. national and international projects/programmes. The committee works to raise funds for selected service projects that further Zonta’s mission nationally and internationally.
This committee is the engine room — they keep the wheels on and things moving smoothly as well as maintaining appropriate levels of fuel and inspiration. The committee recruit and retain members, organise events, speakers and social events through the course of the year including the monthly dinner meetings and the Christmas event.
The Service Committee is responsible for facilitating club projects, establishing, and maintaining connections with like-minded organisations within the wider Wellington area.
One of the functions of the Service Committee is to organise the annual Young Women in Public Affairs award. This award is given at the club level to a young lady within Area 2 who will then be considered for the award at the district level.
Our objective is to advance women in science by awarding a prize to a woman within 7 years of gaining a PhD in a STEM subject, who is not yet established in her career.
The work involves assessing applications and participating in an internal, then external process to select a winner, followed by assisting to organise the event to award the prize and medal.