Mission Statement: The Zonta Club of Bonita Springs, Inc. is an organization of business and professional women dedicated to improving the circumstances of women at all stages of life, locally and globally.
Across Bonita Springs, no woman is more deserving of the Zonta WOY Award this year than Christine Ross, CEO and President, BS Chamber of Commerce. “Since coming to the Chamber in 2009,” stated Zonta BS President Karen Berens, “Ross continues today, 5 years later, as the driving force of a rejuvenated, growing business community–prospering and changing to meet the present and future needs of Bonita.”
“When awarding this honor, our Zonta Club seeks women who are both community leaders and outstanding volunteers, trustworthy, loyal and giving.” Past Women of the Year exemplify these qualities and continue today as leaders and strong community supporters. Ross’ work, and that of Chamber staff and members, focuses not only on economic development and growth, but equally important—enhancing the quality of life of all citizens.
Christine’s passion lies in mentoring and education. Through the Lee County School District Foundation, she guides high school at-risk young women to successful graduation and beyond. Additionally, she is adviser, leader and counselor for her staff, challenging them to grow, learn, and prosper. She presently serves on several prominent Boards of Directors: The Speakers Assembly of Southwest Florida; The Bonita Springs Community Foundation, and the Association of Commerce Executives. She is also on the Community Advisory Boards of both Grandeur Magazine and the News-Press Advisory Board.
Ross will receive her award publically at the Zonta Club of Bonita Springs Signature Dessert Auction and Luncheon to be held Tuesday, November 25 at Spanish Wells Golf & Country Club. Sponsorships and individual tickets are on sale and can be purchased here on our website or by contacting Flo Rogers: (239)-253-1996 or email her at email@example.com.