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Soroptimist International

A Global Volunteer Movement

Soroptimist International, headquartered in Cambridge, England, 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 the Soroptimist International website for complete information on current projects. Read Soroptimist International's blog.

Soroptimist International comprises four federations worldwide:

SI President

Mariet Verhoef-Cohen

2017-2019 Soroptimist International President

Soroptimist International is delighted to welcome its first Dutch president, Mariet Verhoef-Cohen, as international president for the 2017-2019 biennium. Read more about President Mariet.

SI President-elect

Sharon Fisher

2017-2019 Soroptimist International President-elect

Past SIA President Sharon Fisher is the SI president-elect, and will assume the office of SI president on January 1, 2020. Read more about SI President-elect Sharon.

SI Convention

Plan to attend SI’s 21st International Convention in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With its “Soroptimists Enable a Sustainable World—Global Connections, Empowered Women” theme, the convention will offer an interesting and enlightening program, including keynote speakers, interactive workshops and informative presentations. Click here to register and plan your trip.

December 10th Appeal

Every SI president proposes a “President's Appeal”: a project to which Soroptimists worldwide contribute during the SI president's two-year tenure. SI President Mariet’s appeal is Women, Water & Leadership. At least five projects will be supported on five continents with a vision to empower women to become active leaders in water management.

To donate to the appeal, please use the financial transaction form below and submit your donation to SIA headquarters.

Women, Water & Leadership

2017-2019 Soroptimist International President's Appeal

United Nations

SIA’s Dream Programs directly support many goals and targets of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We share our progress on the targets with Soroptimist International, which compiles all federations’ support of the SDGs and provides an outcomes and output report to the United Nations. Read about which specific goals and targets our Dream Programs directly support.

Soroptimist Dream Programs and the United Nations


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