Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs aimed at fulfilling Zonta's mission and objectives.
To improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women at the global and local level through service and advocacy.
To work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship of executives in business and the professions.
To promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.
To be united internationally to foster high ethical standards, to implement service programs, and to provide mutual support and fellowship for members who serve their communities, their nations, and the world.
Zonta International, its districts and its clubs, including the Zonta Club of Silicon Valley, are nonsectarian and nonpartisan.
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About the Zonta E-Club of Silicon Valley
Our club is for professionals who are smart, active and want to make a difference in the lives of women and girls locally and internationally.
Our vision is to:
mentor young women in our community and to help empower them in their lives;
support the education and literacy of women;
encourage leadership and development of women;
provide assistance in improving the quality of life for women;
eliminate violence against women locally and internationally;
honor women for their significant contributions and achievements;
serve our community.
The Zonta Club of Silicon Valley supports the efforts of Zonta International and the Zonta International Foundation to advance the status of women through educational opportunities, by selecting recipients at the club level of the following annual programs:
We are also delighted to have so many recipients of Zonta's annual
Amelia Earhart fellowships from our club's local area, including two 2010-2011 Amelia Earhart Fellows and one 2009-2010 Amelia Earhart Fellow from Stanford University's Aeronautics and Astronautics department!
WHAT WE DO
Membership in Zonta affords many opportunities to develop leadership skills -- such as through managing a local fundraiser, heading up a local service project, or serving as a club, area, district or international director or officer.
Some local groups with whom we have had service projects, or for whom we have raised funds, in the past few years include: