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Workshop on Zonta and the UN and Council of Europe on September 12, 13:00 – 16:00

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The Workshop requires registration at https://zonta.nemtilmeld.dk/1/
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The District 13 UN and Council of Europe Committee offers a workshop about the way Zonta International can influence the annual Commission on the Status of Women meeting (CSW) at UN Headquarters in New York, and the way we can influence the work with the Equal Rights for Women in the Council of Europe.
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Hanne Friis from ZC Aarhus, Ruth Fagerhaug and Astrid Grude Eikseth, both from ZC Trondheim, will tell about experiences of participation in the annual CSW in New York in 2019 and 2017 at CSW63 and CSW61.
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Also the current Zonta International projects in collaboration with UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women will be described in more detail by Ruta Jasioniene from ZC Alytus and Elsemette Cassøe from ZC Aalborg.
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Last but not least The Committee members want to have a dialogue with the participants about their work and how they can best communicate with the Zonta Clubs in the District. Hildur Helga Gisladottir from ZC Sunna gives an introduction to this topic.

Jane M. Klausman Winner 2018

Topstudent from CBS receives D13 Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

Line Wedam Fruergaard who studies M.Sc. International Marketing and Management at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) has been awarded the 2018 Jane M Klausman Women in Business Scholarship from Zonta International District 13 – as well as the JMK WIB scholarship from ZC Copenhagen I and Zonta Denmark. All told this means that Line received more than 3000 USD to cover extra expenses for her final study year both in Copenhagen and New York.

The Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships, first awarded in 1998, are open to women enrolled in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a Master’s program in business, leading to a business management career. The program is designed to encourage women to enter careers and to seek leadership positions in business-related fields in their communities and throughout the world. The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships look to the women of today to be the leaders of tomorrow.

Line Wedam Fruergaard was chosen for the D13 M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship because she has set herself high goals and is ardently working to achieve them. She gets top marks in her study programmes and has also held student jobs with Ernst & Young in Copenhagen, PFA Pension and McKinsey & Company. She is also very engaged in the student life at CBS and has been a driving force in CPH Management Consulting Club at CBS, where among other intiatives she has been putting focus on the role of women in the workplace and created the event ”Women in Business”. For her Bachelor’s degree she followed the elite study in International Business & Politics at CBS, graduating in 2017. This included half a year of study  at University of Richmond in USA. During her MSc she has been an exchange student at Columbia University in New York.

Line graduated top of her class from Virum Gymnasium in 2012 and was chosen by ZC Copenhagen I as Club Winner for 2018 last summer, and later she got the Area Denmark prize , before finally getting the District Prize from Zonta International.

”It means a lot for me to get this encouragement from Zonta International”, says Line Wedam Fruergaard. ”I have been enrolled in the EY “Women in consulting” mentorship programme, and I strongly believe in the importance of women supporting each other in achieving professional goals, so I aspire to make an impact for other women in business.  In the future I aspire to start my own consulting firm with expertise in consumer behavior and digital customer strategy”.

Zonta International, with world headquarters in Oak Brook, IL, USA, is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.  The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship Program is one of many programs for women and girls sponsored by Zonta International. The Scholarships are funded by voluntary contributions to the Zonta International

Young Women in Public Affairs Award Applications Available

Zonta District 13 – Young Women in Public Affairs Award Applications Available

Applications for the 2019 Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award are now available from the Zonta International District 13 by contacting: District 13 YWPA Committee Chair Biola Akinde at akinde.zonta@gmail.com.  You can apply for up to 5500 USD from the YWPA

The application form can be found via https://www.zonta.org/Media-News/News-Feed/News-Detail/2019-young-women-in-public-affairs-award-materials-now-available

The goal of the Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award Program is to encourage young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing a young woman’s commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to the empowerment of women.

Applicants are asked to reflect on their voluntary commitment to their school and to their community and the problems limiting the empowerment of women in their own country and worldwide. The Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award Program looks to the young women of today to be the leaders of tomorrow.

Applications are due to: akinde.zonta@gmail.com by March 15, 2019, or to a local Zonta Club by that same deadline March 15, 2019. Applicants aged 16-19 on 1st April each year, living in a Zonta district/region, or who are citizens of a Zonta country at the time of application are eligible to apply. Note that applicants from geographic areas within a Zonta district/region where no clubs are located will be eligible for the district/region and international awards. Z and Golden Z club members are also eligible to apply. Classified members and employees of Zonta International and Zonta International Foundation, and their family members, are not eligible to apply for the Awards.

District 13 has 40 Zonta Clubs located in Denmark, Lithuania, Iceland and Norway. A number of clubs have special YWPA Club Awards. The District Award 2019 is 1500 USD, and 10 district winners also get the International Award of 4000 USD.

Zonta International, with world headquarters in Oak Brook, IL, USA, is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. The Young Women in Public Affairs Award is one of many programs for women and girls sponsored by Zonta International. The Award is funded by voluntary contributions to the Zonta International Foundation YWPA Award Fund.

The 8th European Interdistrict Zonta Seminar

The 8th European Interdistrict Zonta Seminar will take place in Tartu, Estonia on the 8th-10th of February 2019. Registration for the seminar opens on the 15th of May 2018.

You are very welcome to attend!

For more information please see:

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