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Who is Soroptimist East London?

Who is Soroptimist East London?

It’s said that behind every successful woman is a whole tribe of other women. That’s us – Soroptimist East London!

Imagine a group of women who:

  • volunteer together to make a real difference locally and internationally,
  • provide volunteering opportunities to help you achieve dreams or develop new skills,
  • back you up to achieve your goals,
  • put you in touch with other women all around the world,
  • are female friends who you can rely on to support you.
Soroptimist East London say no to violence against women.

More about us …

Soroptomist East London is part of Soroptimist International – the world’s largest women’s volunteer organisation dedicated to serving other women – with nearly 80,000 Soroptimists worldwide. 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.

Soroptimist International East London logoOur club, Soroptimist East London is a real sisterhood. Founded in 1931, today our members live, work or have personal connections in the east end of London. We have members from throughout East London from the crowded City all the way out to the leafy green suburbs. Women coming together to empower each other, empower women in East London and all around the globe.

This means that we empower and support each other as members, we empower and support women in East London and also women internationally.  The Soroptimists of East London 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. We’re an active and fun club and have good links with Soroptimist clubs in other countries.

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.

How do we do it? Read our blog on What Does Soroptimist East London Do?   and have a look at our activities.  To find out about upcoming events, have a look at our calendar of upcoming events.

Interested to find out more?

New members are always welcome to join our friendly club, so, if you’re interested to join, or just find out more please get in touch.  Our email is

And, to stay up to date with our latest news and events, follow us on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook!

Soroptimist East London meeting in Woodford

What do our members say?

“Getting involved – women for women!”       With Soroptimists “I feel that I can make a difference.”

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

“welcoming and very supportive women”

“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.”

“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!”

“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.”

“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.”

 “The club has welcomed, supported and advised me through a challenging time personally and professionally.  Being a member has helped me regain confidence, use my skills and develop new ones.”

 “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.”

Want to learn more?

To contact us, head over to our contact us page or email us on 

Soroptimist International Vision, Mission & Principles


Women and girls will achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.

Soroptimist International logo


Soroptimists transform the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities.


Soroptimists strive for:

  • The advancement of the status of women
  • High ethical standards
  • Human rights for all
  • Equality, development and peace &
  • The advancement of international understanding, goodwill & peace.