Zonta Sister Amelia Earhart
Did you know there is an Amelia Earhart Barbie?
Our Instagram post for Amelia's Birthday.
This week with the we celebrate Amelia’s achievements as we enjoy and have fun with the new release of the Barbie movie.
Every July Zonta International celebrates Amelia’s Birthday! Amelia was an early Zontian joining the organization in the 1930’s. In honor of Amelia Earhart’s achievements and involvement in women’s advancement, Zonta International established the Amelia Earhart Fellowship in 1938, which annually awards $10,000.00 each to up to thirty women in pursuit of a P.h.D/doctoral degree in aerospace engineering and space sciences.
Amelia was such an inspiring and remarkable woman that the most famous doll manufacturer with the highest brand recognition in the world elected decided to have her as one of their special dolls, the Amelia Earhart Aviator Barbie® introduced in 2018.
To find out more about the Amelia Earhart Fellowship, check out: https://www.zonta.org/Web/Programs/Education/Amelia_Earhart_Fellowship
Zonta Sister Amelia Earhart is now in bronze at Statuary Hall in the Capitol Building Washington, DC.
Each state selects two representatives to be honored in the hall. Amelia Earhart along with Dwight D. Eisenhower now represent the state of Kansas.
Amelia started her first leg of an around the world trip out of Oakland, CA in March of 1937. In 1997 our Zonta Club of Berkeley/North Bay installed an Amelia Earhart exhibit at the Oakland Aviation Museum in honor of her 100th birthday.