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ZONTA Club of Billings, USA, District 12
Motto: Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time. Let’s take these steps together to change the world.
Since joining Zonta in 1996, Reneé has served on multiple international committees and task forces as a member and chairman and has been a governor, lieutenant governor and area director. While most known for her work in bylaws and resolutions, Reneé has increased advocacy within her district by focusing on topics such as human trafficking, inherent bias, indigenous women, the #MeToo movement and the 16 Days of Activism.
Reneé is a senior attorney and her legal background has enabled her to have a full understanding of governing documents, develop conflict resolution skills, sharpen strategic thinking, and adhere to high ethical standards and fiduciary responsibility, among many other honed skills. Her involvement in a diversity committee has broadened her knowledge of issues impacting minorities and women in the workplace.
Reneé feels that members must be enthusiastic about international service/advocacy as impassioned people join and remain in organizations. By increasing awareness, Zonta’s relevance will be reinforced and confirm that members are truly building a better world for women and girls, thereby strengthening membership.