It’s our Centenary year! What an amazing accomplishment! How do we even begin to reflect on the last 100 years? Many of us may not even know where to begin. However, one thing we can all agree on is that this is surely worth a celebration, and to do so we are launching a Centenary Video.
We have seen our organization change, grow and develop, particularly in terms of our way of operating and also in terms of diversity within our membership. We are focused now more than ever on growing, expanding and diversifying our membership.
However, what does it mean to be a Soroptimist? Well the answer to this may vary but there are certainly some amazing facts which we can all agree on:
- Soroptmists focus on improving the lives of women and girls worldwide. This may sound very simple, however, we continue to live in a time where women are still treated as second class citizens which has been further heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, it is important now, more than ever, to make a stand with other women to advocate for the rights of women and girls all over the world.
- Our Consultative status with the UN provides us with a global voice. We have just completed the Commission on the Status of Women 2021. Soroptimists were able to sit with women from every corner of the world and have our voices heard towards driving and implementing change for the status and rights of women. While we can each do this in our own spheres, we are certainly stronger when we stand together and let our voices be heard.
- Friendship! We may come in as individual members, but most times we leave as friends! Beyond the amazing work which we do, we also foster and create friendships and support with women all over the world.
As we continue our journey to another 100 years, we continue to seek vibrant, passionate women who are ready to dig in their heels and work towards making the world a better place for women and girls. We need women who are courageous and not afraid to let their voices be heard. We Stand Up for women and girls and We Believe that we can and will Achieve our goal for an equal world.
Be a part of this movement and STAND with us Soroptimists! Watch our Centenary Video below and be inspired:
See our Centenary Website for details of how we are celebrating this year.