Our Work and Impact

Our years of experience working with women and girls has taught us that education is the key to unlocking economic empowerment of the world’s women and girls. When women and girls are educated, they have opportunity, choice and power to make healthy decisions for themselves and their families.

How We Do It

Our Dream Programs are primarily delivered locally by our clubs and members in countries across North America, Latin America and the Pacific Rim. They provide the muscle and on-the-ground work that make our programs come alive.


Learn about the importance of education in achieving economic empowerment in our research paper, Education and Economic Empowerment: The Future for Women and Girls.




Education is the key to gender equality, which has yet to be achieved anywhere in the world.


1 in 3 women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime. (Amnesty International USA)


1 in 4 high school-age girls in the United States do not graduate. (
National Women's Law Center)


Of single mothers under 30, only 7% have finished college in the U.S. (
The Shriver Report)


Women earn $.52 to every $1 earned by men (global average). (World Economic Forum)

At Soroptimist, we are all about empowering women and girls. But what does that really mean?


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