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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 25 members plus 1 linked members from all walks of life.

The club President is Karen Yates an insurance broker.

The club President -Elect is Professor Jackie Jones, a law lecturer.

The club Vice-President is Julia Attwell an Executive Director.

The club Past President is Jen Hancock a microbiology service manager.

The club regional representative is Sandra Ajax, a company director.

The Programme Action Officer is Jeni Gower-Jones

The club Secretary is Jill Delgado

The club membership officer is Pat Binding.

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