This programme was established in 1998 to encourage undergraduate women to enter careers and seek leadership positions in business. The program ultimately seeks to influence business decisions that positively affect women by increasing the number of women in executive positions in the field of business management. This program was established from a bequest by Jane M. Klausman, a member of the Zonta Club of Syracuse, New York USA, and the 1990-1995 Zonta International Parliamentarian. This program operates at the club, district and international levels of Zonta International. Clubs, districts and regions are advised to appoint committees to manage these program responsibilities.
The Zonta Club of Victoria is pleased to present Sahana Sharma with the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship in June 2019.
Sahana is in her fourth year Bachelors of Commerce program at the University of Victoria (UVic). Her plans are to pursue a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation as she has a passion for the financial side of business which will require continuous updating of knowledge on regulations and practices in this field.
Sahana’s volunteer experience includes: Vice President of Corporate Relations for the Young Women in Business Chapter at UVic, Peer Mentor with the Gustavson peer mentorship program, Director of Academics for the Commerce Student Society and orientation leader with UVic Student recruitment as well as working in a co-op experience at the Victoria Cancer Society.
To prepare for the CPA program, Sahana is committed to online courses that are not offered at UVic and has a summer co-op program with KPMG. Her interest in playing and refereeing soccer has kept her even more active and engaged with various networks. Sahana is a keen student and community leader and will succeed in all areas of business in her career.