About Us

Who We Are

 Soroptimist is a global women’s organization whose members volunteer to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. 


Approximately 74,000 Soroptimists in over 120 countries and territories support community–based and global projects benefiting women and girls. The organization is particularly concerned with providing disadvantaged women and girls access to education, as this is the most effective path to self-determination. 


The name, Soroptimist, means "best for women," and that's what the organization strives to achieve. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best. 

Vision and Mission

VISION
Women and girls have the resources and opportunities to reach their full potential and live their dreams.



MISSION
Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

Core Values

  Soroptimist International of the Americas is committed to: 

  • Gender Equality: Women and girls live free from discrimination. 
  • Empowerment: Women and girls are free to act in their own best interest. 
  • Education: Women and girls deserve to lead full and productive lives through access to education. 
  • Diversity & Fellowship: Women from varied backgrounds and perspectives work together to improve the lives of women and girls. 

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