Women have made great strides in the pursuit of education, careers and leadership roles they were once denied. However, they still comprise a minority of leaders in the business world.
Because Zonta International believes in gender equality, the Jane M. Klausman (JMK) Women in Business Scholarship program helps women pursue undergraduate and master’s degrees in business management and overcome gender barriers from the classroom to the boardroom.
Our $1000 2023 award winner is Tara McCarthy, who is in her third year of study in Business Marketing and Design at QUT in Brisbane. Tara, a former Moreton Bay Collect Captain, is also the recipient of a QUT Business School Dean’s Honours Award 2021 and 22 and also works part time with a keen interest in health and mental wellbeing.
Tara was also named as one of the Zonta International award winners to receive $5000US.
This Scholarship program helps women pursue undergraduate and master’s degrees in business management and overcome gender barriers from the classroom to the boardroom.
The award is open to women pursuing an undergraduate or master’s business program with major field of specialization in accounting, economics, finance, business management, business technology, information technology, marketing, operations management, human resources management, international business or entrepreneurship.
The Jane M.Klausman Award is a terrific opportunity that offers:
- $1000 to a winner at the Club level
- $5000US Zonta International Award
The Zonta Foundation for Women awarded the first Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships in 1998 to women pursuing degrees in business leading to a business management career. Jane M. Klausman was a member of the Zonta Club of Syracuse, New York, USA, and the 1990-1995 Zonta International Parliamentarian. During her career, Ms. Klausman was a professional secretary, parliamentarian and entrepreneur.
Since the program’s inception, Zonta has awarded up to 700 scholarships, totalling more than US$1.6 million, to more than 500 women representing 66 countries.