Best for Women January 2022
Malala to Serve as SIA 2022 Convention Keynote Speaker!
SIA is thrilled to announce Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai as our keynote speaker for our 2022 Convention on Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23. Malala will speak that Friday.
Celebrating 50 Years of Our Live Your Dream Awards
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Live Your Dream Awards. Read about the history of our award-winning program!
Things to Know
- After thoughtful consideration of the status of the COVID-19 global pandemic, SIA’s Board of Directors has decided to hold the 2022 convention virtually.
- January 24 is UN International Day of Education, which focuses on providing quality and equal education to everyone.
- As a reminder, Soroptimist clubs must file a COVID-19 risk mitigation declaration form for any face-to-face club activity where non-members will be in attendance. Read more.
- Save the date on March 8, International Women’s Day, for SIA’s Women’s Empowerment Tea Party and March 24 for a reboot of the 100th anniversary event. More details to follow!
- The summary of the November 2021 board meeting is now available.
SIA to Host SI Convention in 2027
We are excited to announce Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA) will be hosting the Soroptimist International (SI) Convention in 2027! Held every four years, the SI Convention brings together speakers and members from Soroptimist’s five federations from countries and territories around the globe. We are in the very early stages of planning this event, which includes determining the location. Look for more information later this year!
New Year, New Members: Top Recruitment Tips for 2022
Check out these fresh tips to help you build excitement and boost your club membership.
Download and share our tip sheet! Translated versions coming soon!
New Year Milestone
We are thrilled to announce we have hit the $2 million fundraising milestone for the Dream Big Campaign. Thank you to all who have given generously to support our Big Goal!
Donor Spotlight: Diane Thompson
Diane has been a Soroptimist for 40 years, during which time she’s held a number of leadership positions and is proud to now serve as Dream Big Campaign Chair. In this interview, Diane shares inspiring memories from her time as a Soroptimist as well as her vision for our future.
January brings new leaders to Soroptimist International. We want to thank 2019-2021 President Sharon Fisher for her dedication, passion and leadership and welcome 2021-2023 President Margaret Maguire.
Live Your Dream Awards
Club reporting deadlines are around the corner! Clubs must use the club transmittal to report their club-level recipients to the district by February 1 (if applicable) and to the region by February 15. Make sure you notify all applicants of their status, and remember, all awards must be cash awards given directly to the recipient, unless she requests otherwise!
Soroptimist Club Grants
Don’t forget that the deadline for Soroptimist Club Grant applications is March 1. View the application and prepare here.