Young women in Public Affairs Award 2020

Young Women in Public Affairs Award 2020

The goal of this award is to encourage young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing a commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to empowering women.  For the purposes of this award ‘public affairs’ refers to all aspects of community life where decisions have to be made about issues which real to and affect our local and/or national community.

The Award is made by our club in the amount of $500.  We then nominate our clubs winner for the national, Zonta District 16, award and that winner also receives $1,000 funded by our sponsor Kepa Financial Services and US$1,500 funded by the Zonta International Foundation.   Zonta International then chooses 10 recipients from all the Zonta District winners and they each receive US$4,000 each.  New Zealand nominees have regularly been successful including our nominee in 2018.

To be eligible a young woman must be between the ages of 16 -19 on 1 April 2020, and enrolled in secondary or tertiary study at the time of application.

Applicants must demonstrate evidence of

  • Active commitment to volunteerism
  • or student government, local government, or workplace leadership (paid or unpaid)
  • Volunteer leadership achievements
  • Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs
  • Advocating in Zonta International’s mission of advancing the status of women worldwide.

The application form is attached.  Applications close on 1 March 2020.  Further information is available on the Zonta International website or contact me direct

Karen Greenslade

021 755 736

Young women application 2020