About Us

Past International Presidents

Susanne von Bassewitz
2018-2020
Düsseldorf II, Germany
District 29
Empowering Women Through Service and Advocacy

Sonja Hönig Schough
2016-2018
Kungsbacka, Sweden
District 21
Empowering Women Through Service and Advocacy

Maria Jose Landeira Oestergaard
2014-2016
Copenhagen I, Denmark
District 13
Empowering Women Through Service and Advocacy

Lynn McKenzie
2012-2014
Wellington, New Zealand
District 16
Advancing the Status of Women Worldwide

Dianne Curtis
2010 - 2012
Santa Clarita Valley, California, USA
District 9
Advancing the Status of Women Worldwide

Beryl Sten
2008 - 2010
Växjö, Sweden
District 21
Advancing the Status of Women Worldwide

Olivia Ferry
2006 - 2008
Makati & Environs, Philippines
District 17
Advancing the Status of Women Worldwide

Mary Ellen Bittner
2004 - 2006
Washington D.C., USA
District 3
Advancing the Status of Women Worldwide

Margit Webjörn
2002 - 2004
Trosa, Sweden
District 21
Advancing the Status of Women Worldwide

Mary Magee
2000 - 2002
Brisbane Inc, Queensland, Australia
District 22
Building Zonta in the 21st Century - Inspired by the Challenge of Change

Val Sarah
1998-2000
Ballarat Inc, Victoria, Australia
District 23
The New Millennium - A Voyage of Discovery! Sharing Our Stories, Listening, Talking, Learning

Josephine G. Cooke
1996-1998
Los Angeles, California, USA
District 9
Implement the Vision, Equality for All Women
 

'Folake Solanke, SAN
1994-1996
Ibadan, Nigeria
District 18
Zonta Agenda for Action: Women's Health, Human Rights and World Harmony

Sonja M. Renfer
1992-1994
Zurich, Switzerland
District 28
Successful Executives Serving the World

Leneen M. Forde
1990-1992
Brisbane Inc, Queensland, Australia
District 22
Achieving by Caring

Ruth F. Walker
1988-1990
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
District 11
Education, Understanding and Peace Through Giving

Amey E. Grubbs-Adams
1986-1988
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
District 12
Building Peace Through Serving and Sharing

Annikki Makinen
1984-1986
Helsinki II, Finland
District 20
Growth and Progress Through Personal Involvement

Cornelia S. Hodges
1982-1984
Springfield, Illinois, USA
District 6
Action for Service...Friendship for Peace

Shirley K. Schneider
1980-1982
Springfield, Ohio, USA
District 5
Share with Others and Serve with Love

Evelyn E. DeWitt
1978-1980
Binghamton, New York, USA
District 2
The Voice of Zonta Shall Be Heard Throughout the World

France de la Chaise-Mutin
1976-1978
Paris Elysees, France
District 29
Achieving for Zonta is Achieving for Yourself

Eleanor Jammal
1974-1976
Ashtabula Area, Ohio, USA
District 5
Service Throughout the World: The Zonta Way of Life

Harriette Yeckel
1972-1974
Kansas City II, Missouri, USA
District 7
My Home is the World: My Family is Mankind

Leota Pekrul
1970-1972
Denver, Colorado, USA
District 12
Giving Voices, Hands, Hearts in Service for Mankind

Helvi Sipilä
1968-1970
Helsinki I, Finland
District 20
Widening Our Vistas in the Service of Mankind

Edna Nairn
1966-1968
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
District 4
View From the Top

Ruth S. Knight
1964-1966
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
District 11
Explore – Express – Expand – Zonta's Ideal of Service
 

J. Maria Pierce
1962-1964
Pasadena, California, USA
District 9
Expanding Dimensions: Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood

Ellen Harris
1960-1962
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Towards the Light

Audra E. Francis
1958-1960
Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Zonta Opens the Door to World Friendship through Service

Emma L. Conlon
1956-1958
Paterson Area, New Jersey, USA
Zonta Builds for the World of Tomorrow

Dorothea Radusch
1954-1956
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Let's Grow - in Understanding, in Fellowship, in Service

Edwina B. Hogadone
1952-1954
Rochester, New York, USA
Woman's Heritage...Woman's Responsibility

Elizabeth Gist Dozier
1950-1952
San Fernando, California, USA
Meet the Challenge-Defend Your Freedom Now

Elizabeth A. Judge
1948-1950
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Community Service for World Service

Louise C. Grace
1946-1948
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Action for World Peace

Jessie Ekins
1944-1946
St. Catherine's, Ontario, Canada
Building Our Defenses in the Atomic Age

J. Winifred Hughes
1942-1944
Syracuse, New York, USA
Zonta Serves that Peace Might Come

Mary Moyers McElroy
1940-1942
Washington, D.C., USA
Geared for War, Zonta Thinks of Peace

Helen Pearce
1938-1940
Salem, Oregon, USA

Ellen Anderson Parks
1937-1938
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Dora E. Neun
1935-1937
Rochester, New York, USA

Cora E. MacKenzie
1933-1935
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

S. Katherine Maddux
1932-1933
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Helen W. Cleveland
1930-1932
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Olivia Johnson
1929-1930
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Katherine B. Sears
1928-1929
Glen Falls, New York, USA

Louise C. Gerry
1926-1928
Buffalo, New York, USA

Ethel M. Francis
1925-1926
Detroit, Michigan, USA

Marian de Forest
1924-1925
Buffalo, New York, USA

Harriet A. Ackroyd
1922-1924
Utica, New York, USA

Esther Parker
1921-1922
Ithaca, New York, USA

Mary E. Jenkins
1919-1921
Syracuse, New York, USA