Zonta Club of Austin and Zonta International Announcement:

Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship recipient named

Austin, TX, May 25, 2015: Brooke Doherty of College Station, TX and student of Texas A&M University was named the recipient of a 2015 Zonta Club of Austin Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship.

The Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships, first awarded in 1998, are open to women enrolled in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a Master’s program in business, leading to a business management career. The program is designed to encourage women to enter careers and to seek leadership positions in business-related fields in their communities and throughout the world. The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships look to the women of today to be the leaders of tomorrow.

Ms. Doherty was chosen as a Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship recipient because of her interest in helping developing countries through agribusiness. She intends to pursue a degree in Agribusiness with a minor in Economics as well as International Development, and to eventually assist countries in developing their own agricultural needs. Ms. Doherty believes that women should be able to connect with other women internationally to assist in providing the education, skills, and ideas that would empower women and assist them in educating their communities.

For more information about the Zonta Club of Austin contact Shelly Baumgartner at Info@ZontaAustin.org


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Zonta International Club of Austin Young Women in Public Affairs Award Recipient Named

Austin, TX March 7, 2015…Priya Ramamoorthy of Austin, TX was named the recipient of the 2015 Zonta International Club of Austin Young Women in Public Affairs Award.

The goal of the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award Program is to encourage more young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing a young woman’s commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to the advancement of the status of women.

Applicants are asked to reflect on their voluntary commitment to their school and their community and the problems limiting the advancement of the status of women in their own country and worldwide. The Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award Program looks to the young women of today for the leaders of tomorrow.

Ms. Ramamoorthy was named Zonta International Club of Austin’s Young Women in Public Affairs Award recipient because of her school and community activities including her implementation of a Title IX educational program within the school system. Ms. Ramamoorthy intends to pursue a major in Liberal Arts and Public Health followed by Medical School to become a pediatrician. Ms. Ramamoorthy’s approach is to educate girls about the power of the federal law Title IX and to show them that their future is limitless. She believes women should take measures to realize a more equitable distribution of power between the sexes in government and in all leadership positions.

The Zonta Club of Austin was organized on May 30, 1951. The club provides service to the Austin community by funding services that help women and children; provides scholarships to young women in business, public affairs, and contributes to graduate level fellowships for women in Aero-space engineering fields. The club also raises money for International service projects to empower women worldwide.

Zonta International, with world headquarters in Oak Brook, IL, USA, is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. The Young Women in Public Affairs Award is one of many programs for women and girls sponsored by Zonta International. The Award is funded by voluntary contributions to the Zonta International Foundation YWPA fund.

Applications for the 2016 Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award will be available from Zonta Club of Austin in November 2015. Applicants of age 16-19 on 1st April each year, living in a Zonta district/region, or a citizen of a Zonta country at the time of application are eligible to apply.


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Zonta International is a worldwide service organization of executives in business and the professions working together to advance the status of women. Nearly 33,000 members belong to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 68 countries and geographic areas.

The Zonta Club of Austin was organized on May 30, 1951.  The club provides service to the Austin community by funding services that help women and children; provides scholarships to young women in business, public affairs, and contributes to graduate level fellowships for women in Areo-space engineering fields. The club also raises money for International service projects to advance the status of women worldwide.

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