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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 Inner Superhero

You have the power to make the world a better place for women and girls. Be a hero. Find out how to become a Soroptimist today (no cape necessary).


Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards Finalists

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

Soroptimist Live Your Dream Art Contest

The eighth annual art contest is underway! This year’s contest invites students, ages 4-18, to draw or paint a picture of a woman who serves as a mentor or role model and share how this woman inspires or motivates them. Click here to access additional information, entry forms and voting instructions.

Dream It, Be It

Soroptimist/ 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.
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