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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

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-elect Sharon’s appeal is The Road to Equality. She invites Soroptimists around the world to join her on a 'two-year road trip' to empower women and girls, and raise awareness of the challenges that continue to prevent them from reaching their full potential.

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

The Road to Equality

2019-2021 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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