JCI Southampton is proud to celebrate one of our members, Zoe Toseland, being recognised as Most Outstanding New Member in Europe at the recent JCI European Conference. The conference, held in Riga, Latvia from 19 – 22 June saw over 1,300 delegates in attendance from across Europe and further afield.
Junior Chamber International (JCI) is a global not-for-profit organisation for young people between 18 to 40 years old; providing opportunities to develop their leadership skills, social responsibility, entrepreneurship and network to empower them to create positive change. JCI Southampton was established in 1959 and is one of the oldest junior chambers in the UK.
JCI Southampton is passionate about putting back into the communities in which we live and work; developing active citizens within the city; and developing young leaders of today. It is therefore fantastic that one of our newest members has been recognised on an international stage.
Since joining JCI Southampton in early 2017, Zoe has been an active and engaged member of the Southampton chamber. Throughout the year she has been willing to get involved in a variety of different projects including assisting the chamber with hosting the UK National Convention last November, taking part in charity projects and generally making a positive contribution.
“I am very proud to have won the prestigious award of Most Outstanding New Member in Europe. It’s fantastic to be recognised for my efforts and a testament to JCI Southampton and JCI UK in how they support their members. We put a lot of effort last year in hosting our National Convention in Southampton and it was a highly successful event. Winning this award is an opportunity to raise the profile of our organisation and showcase our world class development opportunities! ” – Zoe Toseland 2018 Marketing Director.
JCI Southampton President Andrew Steel said: “Throughout my time working with Zoe in JCI I have seen her develop in so many ways from organising the national convention 2017 to taking more responsibility within JCI by being elected at Marketing Director 2018. Zoe is a pillar amongst JCI Southampton and her achievement is celebrated throughout. We are proud to have her as a member representing us across JCI worldwide.”
This post was written by Zoe Toseland