“Zonta” is derived from a Lakhota Sioux word meaning honest and trustworthy. It was adopted in 1919 to symbolize the combined qualities of honesty and trust, inspiration, and the ability to work together for service and world understanding. We strive to live the principles of that single word.
Women make up nearly 50% of the workforce; however, gender equality is not yet a realty, especially in senior management and corporate boardrooms. To encourage more women to pursue their educational dreams, we offer a scholarship to assist with their financial need. Women of any age, pursuing an accredited program who demonstrate outstanding potential are eligible to apply.
Zonta Club of Fort Myers is a local chapter of Zonta International, a global service organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. Nearly 30,000 members belong to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 64 countries and geographic areas.
Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.