What is Zonta?
Zonta International is a worldwide service organization of executives in business and the professions working together to advance the status of women. Zonta International is in 67 countries with more than 30,000 members in over 1,200 Clubs.
On November 8, 1919 in Buffalo, New York, Marian de Forest, along with other prominent women leaders, forged ahead to begin the Confederation of Zonta Clubs. In 1927, when the Zonta Club of Toronto was chartered, the name was changed to Zonta International.
Zonta takes its name from the Lakota Sioux Indian word meaning “honest and trustworthy”.
Zonta has a long and well respected history of service provision to women, and is a key advocate for women’s’ rights. Zonta works in partnership with United Nations agencies, and like-minded organizations to address issues that impede the achievement of equality and empowerment, and to address gender violence in all its forms.
Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals
empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.
Zonta International envisions a world in which
women's rights are recognized 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 Through Service and Advocacy
Our club was Chartered in 1924 and celebrated its 90 year anniversary in 2014.
Our Zonta club continues to be an active force in the Niagara Falls, NY area, supporting various community efforts that involve women and children.
Our Zonta members are business owners, executives and professionals both working and retired. We strive to improve the lives of women worldwide and promote women’s human rights and equality through service and advocacy.
We also enjoy networking with other professionals to form lasting local and international friendships.