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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 14 members


The Programme Action Co-ordinators are Sandra Ajax, a company director, & Kim Ann Williamson MBE, a civil servant in the cabinet office.

The Friendship Link Co-ordinator is Sandra Ajax.

The club secretary duties are split between members: Anna Hughes, Jennifer Hancock, Kay Richmond, Maureen Ash, and Kim Ann Williamson.

The club  Treasurer is Jill Delgado, a specialist pensions advisor.

The club’s regional representatives are Sandra Ajax and Sophie Wood, a research associate at Cardiff University.

The Communications Officer is Sophie Wood.

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