Susanne von Bassewitz is the 2018-2020 President and CEO of Zonta International and the Zonta International Foundation. In 2012, she developed Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women, a campaign that has grown every year since and continues today. She started to work on women’s issues when preparing for her Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in mass communications research, Roman languages and philosophy. She is a communications consultant with more than 25 years of experience in corporate communications and brand management and worked for major international and publicly held corporations as Director and Vice President of Public Relations. In addition to her professional endeavors and 25-year long involvement with Zonta International, she has been a frequent lecturer with a focus on communications management at German universities.