A Story of Women in Florida

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by ZontaDoris We recently published a post on Hidden Figures, the book and movie about the African-American women who worked for NASA and its predecessor agencies in the 1940′s and 1950′s. The surprise we club members had was magnified many times over by millions of Americans learning that brilliant minority women had contributed mightily as mathematicians …

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Hidden Figures: 3 “Colored Computers” Who Helped US Race into Space

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By ZontaDoris “We believe the one who has the power. He is the one who gets to write the story. So, when you study history, you must always ask yourself, whose story am I missing? Whose voice was suppressed so that this voice could come forth?”  –a Ghanaian teacher in The Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Maybe …

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What Does Appearance Have to Do with Sexual Assault? Nothing.

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by ZontaDoris During the last election cycle, we heard a lot about how women look. Beautiful women received compliments and acceptance. Women with unsatisfactory body parts defined by men as “flat chests,” “big asses,” and “ugly faces” were derided or dismissed. We also witnessed (albeit in a partisan commercial) how these flippant, casually offered, undermining …

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Make a Good Impression with Dress for Success!

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by ZontaDoris When you go to an important meeting–one that might change your income or career options–with a potential employer, someone who can recommend you for a promotion, or other key decision maker, do you pay enough attention to how you look? If you haven’t considered how your appearance might affect your success in critical …

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Domestic Violence in Pinellas County–Believe, Speak, Act

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The Zonta Club of Pinellas County is joining the roster of Pinellas County Domestic Violence Task Force (DVTF) advocates to fight for domestic violence victims in our county. The DVTF is chaired by Assistant State Attorney Dora Komninos, who is running to become a County Court Judge.  Dora came to our Club meeting in June.

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