Philanthropists and women’s rights advocates come together at Golden Z Gala

The Golden Z Gala of early March was a night dedicated to advancing women’s rights and empowerment here in Monaco and around the world.

The glamourous event took place at Le Méridien Beach Plaza on Friday 8th March, in line with International Women’s Rights Day, and gathered together supporters and advocates for women’s rights to conclude a full day of events championing this cause in the Principality.

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Held under the patronage of Céline Cottalorda, the interministerial delegate for women’s rights in Monaco, the gala orchestrated by the Golden Z Club Monaco sought to raise funds for Zonta Monaco’s initiatives, which focus on combating violence against women, ending child marriage and enhancing education for girls and women.

Open to all, the evening featured a range of activities, from networking opportunities to music and entertainment provided by DJ Ugo Puccinelli. Guests were also invited to contribute to a unique art project that involved messages of support being written on a canvas. It will be showcased at other Zonta events worldwide as a symbol of solidarity.

A highlight of the gala was the fashion show debut by Maison Malèna, a new fashion brand founded by Malèna Mota, who is also the president of the Golden Z Club Monaco. While introducing her designs, which include a summer dress collection, Mota emphasised the brand’s values of eco-responsibility and promoting female diversity.

The Maison Malèna collection by Malèna Mota, the president of Golden Z Club Monaco. Photo supplied by Golden Z Club

The evening came to a close with a presentation spotlighting personal safety. This was led by Be Safe Monaco, the anti-drink driving organisation headed up by Camille Gottlieb. Breathalysers and transportation services were offered to guests leaving the event.

The Golden Z Gala’s collaboration with various sponsors and partners underscored the collective effort to support women’s empowerment.

Check out our reel of the PowHer event that took place in Monaco earlier in the day:


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Photos supplied by Golden Z Club