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Soroptimist International - East London

Soroptimist International of East London is part of a worldwide organisation of women, which is linked to the United Nations.

Welcome to Soroptimist East London!

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 and General Consultative Status with the United Nations.  Soroptimist East London is a real sisterhood. Most club members live, work, or have personal connections in East London.  Smart and sassy women from a range of professional backgrounds, we’re 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 around the world.

What does Soroptimist East London do?

We empower women to achieve positive change and sustainable development right here in the east end of London and around the world.

To find out how we do it, read our blog What Does Soroptimist East London Do? and have a look at our about us page and activities.  To find out about upcoming events, check our calendar of upcoming events or contact us.  Our East London club was first founded in 1931 so we’ve got a long history of standing up for women. You can read about it on our history page!

Interested to join or find out more?

New members are always welcome to join our friendly club, so, if you’d like to find out more please get in touch.  Our email is SIELSecretary@gmail.com

And, to stay up to date with our latest news and events, follow us on twitter and like us on facebook!

What do our members say?

“Getting involved – women for women.”

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

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

“I joined the club when I moved to east London in my thirties and I was looking for friendship, fun and a way to volunteer. Soroptimists are the best-kept secret in east London and have brought me more than I hoped.  Like-minded women who look out for each other and make a difference in their community.  I’m now a trained mentor for refugee 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.”

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