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What is soroptimism, who are we and what do we do?

What is Soroptimism?

Soroptimist International is a worldwide dynamic organisation for professional and business women. Through awareness, advocacy and action at international, national and local levels, we are committed to a world where women and girls achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong and peaceful communities.


Educate – Empower– Enable

Soroptimist Values:

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

The word Soroptimist comes from the Latin words soror (sister) and optima (best) – the best for women

Who are we and what do we do?

The club has 19 members

The club President is Kim Ann Williamson MBE a civil servant in the cabinet office

The Programme Officer and Friendship Link Co-ordinator is Sandra Ajax, a company director.

The club secretaries are Kay Richmond, Joan Williams and Jen Hancock

The club  Treasurer is Jill Delgado, a specialist pensions advisor

The club’s regional representative is Jeni Gower Jones and Jackie Jones

President Kim Ann’s slogan for the year is Where there’s a Will there’s a Way.  Her chosen charity is Brave the Bear Home – Brave Bear Trust (


If you are interested in joining us, we would love to hear from you via the Contact Us form