Zonta Celebrates 100 Years


Photo: Director Judy Gorton and Mary Vacanti, President of the Zonta Club of Buffalo, visit the Statler building in Buffalo where the first Zontians met under the leadership of Marian de Forest.

November 8th is a very special day for us: 100 years back, Zonta was founded in Buffalo, New York, by courageous women who set out to work for gender equality and a better world. They had a profession, but not yet the right to elect their nation’s government.

What has been achieved since then is enormous: Zonta is active in 63 countries and has empowered countless women. The women’s movement has seen remarkable successes in many countries.

Looking forward: We still have the vision of gender equality, but we share it with more women and with more men than ever before. We are firmly committed to continuing our work.