Because Zonta International believes that young women are the key to women’s advancement in the field of public service, it offers the Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award, which recognizes young women, ages 16-19, for demonstrating leadership skills and commitment to public service and civic causes, and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life.
To read and learn about the 10 outstanding international recipients, click here for their bios.
Zonta clubs provide awards for club recipients, and district/region and international awards are funded by the Zonta International Foundation. District and region recipients receive US$1,000, and 10 international recipients are selected from the district/region recipients to receive awards of US$4,000 each. Click here to view 2016's recipients from 30 districts and one region, as well as the 10 international recipients.