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A global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

Find Your Joy

Helping others can make you happy and keep you healthy throughout your lifetime. Pay it forward and change the world. Find out how to become a Soroptimist today!

 

Soroptimist Live Your Dream Art Contest

Thank you to this year’s Art Contest participants. We received more than 1,900 entries from children around the world! Now visit the Soroptimist Facebook page to help pick the winners. SIA will post one category per week throughout February, and announce the winners once the fourth week of voting is over.

Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards

This year, Soroptimist is honored to award $10,000 to three passsionate, hard-working, strong women. Read more about Shacambria, Sakura and Yazmin.

Dream It, Be It

Soroptimist/LiveYourDream.org is pleased to announce the launch of our new global program for girls. Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls will help girls grow up to be strong, successful, happy adults. Learn more about this exciting, new program.

Annual Report

When women join together and help other women, incredible things can happen. Check out our annual report to see the hard work, dedication and impact of Soroptimist clubs and members around the world!

 

 
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Why Women & Girls?

Why Women & Girls? Throughout history women and girls face additional obstacles and discrimination solely because of their gender. As an organization of business and professional women we feel uniquely qualified to help women and girls live their dreams. LEARN MORE...

Quick Facts

  • One in three women have been beaten, coerced Into sex or otherwise abused in their lifetime.
  • Women represent 40 percent of the world’s labor force but hold just 1 percent of the world’s wealth. 
  • Of the more than 110 million children not in school, approximately 60 percent are girls.
  Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women

Live Your Dream: Education & Training for WomenThe Live Your Dream Awards assist women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects. LEARN MORE!

Quick Facts

  • Each year, more than $1.6 million is disbursed through cash awards at various levels of the organization.
  • Many recipients have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence, and drug and alcohol abuse.
  • The awards may be used to offset any costs associated with efforts to attain higher education, such as books, childcare and transportation.
     
Soroptimist thanks its official sponsors    
Soroptimist Sponsor: Royal Neighbors of America Janney Montgomery Scott, LCC

 

     
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