A W E S O M E….

Zonta is

When looking forward to what is ahead of us in the upcoming year, it’s apparent that there are so many issues that we could focus on either on an international or local level that would have a positive impact on the lives of women. It is surreal to think that only 100 years have passed since women achieved the right to vote in the United States, while in other countries this right is still not a reality. Taking this into consideration, as well as many other inequities women face, I am focused on placing emphasis on Goal Number 5 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which is “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” during my tenure as president. My hope is that in support of this goal through a “Zonta is AWESOME” campaign we can contribute to making a difference when it comes to equality through advocacy, service and membership. AWESOME which stands for “All Women Everywhere Seek Opportunities for Mutual Equality” will serve as continual reminder of why we are a member of the Zonta organization and are willing to share our talents, devote our time and utilize our collective resources to provide opportunities which promote the empowerment of women and girls everywhere.

Nancy Peacock

President, Zonta Cheektowaga Lancaster