Soroptimist is an international organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. Almost 90,000 Soroptimists in about 124 countries and territories contribute time and financial support to community–based and international projects that benefit women and girls.
The name, Soroptimist, means "best for women," and that's what the organization strives to achieve. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best. www.soroptimist.org.
Soroptimist Vision & Mission
Be the voluntary organization chosen by all business and professional women committed to improving the lives of women and girls.
We will share our time, talents and financial resources to enrich our communities. Together, we will:
- improve the lives of women and girls
- help women achieve economic and political equality
- serve as a global voice for women
- provide outstanding leadership development opportunities for women
- enhance world peace and understanding
Mission & Core Purpose
To improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world.
Soroptimist International of the Americas is committed to:
- international goodwill and understanding
- volunteer action
- leadership development
- fellowship and diversity
Soroptimist International of the Americas is one of four organizations under its parent organization, Soroptimist International, which is headquartered in Cambridge, England.
Soroptimist International has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council at the United Nations and is a recognized authority on matters that women value most. Visit www.soroptimist
international.org for complete information on current projects.
The other three organizations belonging to Soroptimist International are:
Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland Headquartered in Cheshire, England, comprises more than 11,000 members in 398 clubs in 30 countries.
Soroptimist International of Europe Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, comprises more than 33,800 members in 1,220 clubs in 67 countries.
Soroptimist International of the South West Pacific
Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, comprises more than 2,650 members in 138 clubs in 12 countries.
Soroptimist’s Global Affiliations
Soroptimist International is a recognized NGO and as such is active in many international and regional organizations. Soroptimist International is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with general consultative status at the United Nations (UN). Soroptimist International works together with other NGO’s and various United Nations agencies, to promote the changes necessary to make the world a better place for this and future generations.
Soroptimist International is also accredited with a number of ECOSOC’s non-specialized agencies and commissions including:
Soroptimist International of Burlington