Zonta Interntional's Nepal Club Established
Marian de Forest was working in a prominent role at the Buffalo Express at a time when women rarely held leadership positions. The playwright and journalist conceived the idea of an organization that would bring together women in executive positions. She envisioned a strong network that would help women reach their rightful places in the professions. So in November 1919 the first Zonta club was established in Buffalo, New York. Membership grew rapidly. Now, Zonta International has more than 30,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 63 countries and geographic areas. The organization has brought together professionals from all over the world to work together and help lift the status of woman worldwide.
On the evening of 8 June, SAARC chamber of Women entrepreneurs organized an interaction program with the members of ZONTA International. In the program the professional women from Nepal initiated efforts to put Nepal on the Zonta map. Dilruba Ahmed, a member and parliamentarian of ZI's Classification and Membership Committee, said a ZI board meeting is likely to approve the Nepal club's membership soon.
With a target get ZI membership, 25 Nepali women have formed Zonta Club in Nepal. Pramila Acharya Rijal, Swastika Sirohiya, Shreejana Rana, Arzu Rana Deuba, Yankila Sherpa and Shanti Chaddha are among the founder members of the to be established Zonta Club-Nepal.
8 June, Hotel Annapurna