On November 23rd 2017, members of the Zonta Club of Berkeley/North Bay joined Faye Mellos and members of the Zonta Club of Silicon Valley in participating in a breakfast honoring the achievements of individuals and organizations who use their public roles to advance the rights of women and girls. Awards were given for leadership demonstrated in multiple sectors of the community including education, entrepreneurship, government, health, labor, media, and philanthropy which represents the CEDAW principles. The event was hosted by the San Francisco Commission on Women.
CEDAW stands for the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, an international bill of rights for women. In 1998, San Francisco became the first city in the nation to adopt a local CEDAW Ordinance.