Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Award

Women make up nearly 50 percent of the global workforce; however, gender equality is not yet a reality in senior management and corporate boardrooms around the world. According to a February 2018 list from Catalyst, 21.2 percent of Fortune 500 companies’ board seats are occupied by women, and just 5.2 percent of the companies’ CEOs are women

To encourage more women to pursue education and careers in business, Zonta International established the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship. Zonta International offers up to 32 scholarships of US$2,000 each at the district/region level and six international scholarships in the amount of US$8,000 each. The Zonta Club of Toronto offers an award at the club level. Winners at the club level will be submitted to be considered for the District Award.

Women of any age, pursuing an accredited business or business-related program who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field, are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Applications for the 2022 Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships will be available on the Zonta International website in March of 2022. Please visit the Zonta International Webiste for further details.

Completed applications can be submitted to: zontatorontoawards@gmail.com once available

The 2021 Zonta Toronto Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship winner is Jacqueline Chung.

The 2019 Zonta Toronto Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship winner is Maya Basa.

The 2018 Zonta Toronto Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship winner is Valerie Aguiar.

The 2017 Zonta Toronto Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship winner was Judith Li.

The 2016 Zonta Toronto Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship winner was Helen Shen

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