About our club

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Some of the projects we support and some members having fun!

A warm welcome to the website of our club, Soroptimist International of East London.

Perhaps you haven’t heard of Soroptimist International.  It’s the world’s largest women’s organisation dedicated to serving other women – with nearly 80,000 Soroptimists worldwide. The East London club is a real sisterhood, that means that we support each other as members, we support women in East London and also women internationally.  We’re are all about making friends with like-minded women, having fun and working together to help improve the lives of women and girls locally, nationally and internationally; empowering women to be their best.

To learn more about our current activities click HERE

We are actively involved in mentoring budding businesswomen, in partnership with East London’s Luminary Bakery and in supporting East London womens’ refuges and in assisting initiatives to combat human trafficking and modern slavery.  We work together with Soroptimists all over the world –in Calcutta we’ve worked with fellow Soroptimists improving womens’ safety. Internationally we are involved with initiatives like the Kori Project in Sierra Leone and the Meru Womens’ Project in Kenya both of which empower women economically and also work against FGM.   Soroptimist International has consultative status at the United Nations, meaning that all the work we do, whether right here in East London or further afield, can have an impact at the very height of international affairs, the United Nations.]

Founded in 1931, Soroptimist East London club members come from throughout East London.  We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 7.15 pm at Woodford Memorial Hall, High Road, South Woodford, E18 2PA.  We are part of the Soroptimist International Federation of Great Britain and Ireland and also Soroptimist International

New members are always welcome to join our friendly club so, if you are interested to join or just to learn more about the Soroptimists please do get in touch.

See our “Who We Are” page to find out more or take a look at our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SIEastLondon/

 Contact Us: eastlondonsoroptimists@hotmail.co.uk

Our members say:

“welcoming and very supportive women”

“SI East London is a sound, reliable and friendly club.”

“A fun and friendly group of women with a great mix of experience and skills!”

“I enjoy the genuine friendship found in the club.  It is also important that there are some worthwhile local projects that we are supporting as well as the regional, national and international projects.  It is important for me to give back to the community and I believe that I am more active in doing so through the club.”

“Getting Involved – women for women”

“Being part of an international friendship group –  being a member of Soroptimist International means having automatic friendship and support wherever you are in the world.”

With Soroptimists “I feel that I can make a difference.”

 “Members have supported and advised and welcomed me and I have been very grateful.  I have had an opportunity to use and strengthen my skills.  I’ve been supported through a difficult time professionally and emotionally.”

 “I just have joined the club and find it very encouraging to see how the group persuades the common goals in a very friendly, open and supportive manner and gets lots of things done. To be a member of such a group gives an empowering feeling.”

“It has widened my circle of friends and given me the opportunity to develop new skills.”

 Contact Us: eastlondonsoroptimists@hotmail.co.uk