The word “Zonta” is a Lakota Sioux Indian word meaning “honest and trustworthy”. Zonta was founded in 1919 in Buffalo, New York.

Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. Zonta International envisions a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights and every woman is able to achieve her full potential. In such a world, women have access to all resources and are represented in decision-making positions on a equal basis with men. In such a world, no woman lives in fear of violence. Zonta International shares consultative status on the United Nations ECOSOC committee, helping to influence global change for the betterment of women. Learn more at

Zonta District 5 is comprised of 15 clubs from the states of Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia, all working to improve the lives of women both locally and internationally. We welcome you to browse through our web site to learn more about Zonta International, District 5’s Clubs and our fellow Zontians! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you should have any questions or would like to learn more about joining a Club near you!