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Soroptimist International - Bridgend and District

Soroptimist International of Bridgend and District is part of a worldwide organisation of women, which is linked to the United Nations.

Welcome to SI Bridgend and District

Soroptimist International of Bridgend was founded in 1947 as part of the International Organisation and has been active in the local community, region and globally since that time.

Click here for all our latest news and to find out more about the projects we are involved in.

Soroptimist Vision

Soroptimist International is committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.

Soroptimist Mission

Soroptimists inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women and girls through a global network of members and international partnerships.

Soroptimist Values

  • Human Rights for all
  • Global peace and international goodwill
  • Advancing women’s potential
  • Integrity and democratic decision making
  • volunteering, diversity and friendship

Soroptimist Goals

  1. Soroptimist International will improve the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment or enabling opportunities.
  2. Soroptimist International will be a global voice for increasing access to education and leadership for women and girls.

Friendship Links

The Bridgend Club has Friendship links with Soroptimist clubs in Uusikaupunki, Finland;  Courtenay, British Columbia;  Williamsburg, USA; Karachi in Pakistan and, most recently, Moreton North Inc, Queensland Australia. (for further details see Friendship links page)

Come and Join Us

All face-to-face meetings are currently suspended. We are, however, meeting via Zoom until we can resume our usual meetings. Guests are very welcome to join us (and when we resume at speaker and social evenings). Please contact the Secretary, Christine Phillips, on 01656 658678 or by email:- for further details.

Our usual face-to-face meetings are on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month.
Meetings are at the Heronston Hotel, Ewenny Road, Bridgend unless otherwise stated.

Recent Club News

Celebrating 100 years of Soroptimist International

Bridgend Soroptimists enjoyed an evening of (virtual) celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of Soroptimist…

Standing Up To Domestic Abuse

What a powerful way to start the new term with such an inspirational speaker! Rachel…

Bridgend Soroptimists welcome new member Lesley

Bridgend Soroptimists were delighted to open the new term by welcoming a new member to…

Supporting women in Afghanistan

Bridgend Soroptimists support the Soroptimist International’s statement on the situation in Afghanistan. The rights of…