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 29 members from all walks of life.

SandraSandra Ajax, a company director is club president 2017/18

Past President Ann

Past President Ann

AnnThomas, a health professional, is our past president 2016/17.

Jen Hancock

Jen Hancock club president elect and secretary

Jen Hancock is a microbiology service manager


Kathryn Rhodes, an academic researcher is club treasurer

Jeni Gower-Jones is joint programme action officer

Jeni Gower-Jones is joint programme action officer

Jane Percy and Jeni Gower-Jones are the club’s programme action officers

pat-onePat Binding is the club’s membership officer.

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If you are interested in joining us, we would love to hear from you via the Contact Us form https://sigbi.org/cardiff-and-district/contact-us/