Zonta International Information

Zonta International was established November 8, 1919 in Buffalo, New York, with nine charter clubs. Today, Zonta International is a global organization of more than 29,000 members in nearly 1,200 Zonta clubs in 63 countries.


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.


(a) To improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health, and professional status of women at the global and local level through service and advocacy;

(b) To work for the advancement of understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of members;

(c) To promote justice and universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms;

(d) 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.

For more information, visit zonta.org.