Meet the Members ~ Why am I a Soroptimist?
Marilyn de Castro-Lalla (Communications Officer) ~ I am a Soroptimist because I feel that as a member of this group of women, I can achieve far much more in making the world a better place, than simply on my own. I experience fun and fulfillment working with like-minded women to improve the quality of life of other women and girls.
Cheryl Boodoosingh (President) ~ Women and girls are disadvantaged in many ways, through religion, culture, and domestic situations or just life events and we can make a change in their lives. I’m a Soroptimist because I made a decision at a certain point in my life to give back. And it has come with a big bonus. I have made the best friends ever and we have fun doing what we do. (Former Club & National Association President)
Denyse Ewe (President Elect) ~ I enjoy the camaraderie among my Soroptimist Sisters alongside whom I get to provide transformative opportunities which empower women and girls in Trinidad and Tobago. Service to humanity is very important to me and I get to live my best life doing what I love through Soroptimism.
Arianne Dhanukdharriesingh ~ I am a Soroptimist because I want to help others and make a positive impact in their lives. Being a part of this organization allows me to educate, empower and enable woman and girls to realize their true potential in life.
Ursula de Castro ~ I am a Soroptimist because I want to help to improve the quality of life of women and girls. (Former Club & National Association President)
Patricia Campbell ~ I became a Soroptimist because I believe that through Soroptimism and its network of women’s service groups, I can help Empower, Educate and Enable women and girls to improve their lives while also forming friendships with like-minded women.
Danielle Thomas ~ In the words of Maya Angelou, ‘I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.’ Being a Soroptimist allows me fellowship with women who share the passion to help women and girls in the community.
Jayanti Lutchmedial ~ I am a Soroptimist because I want to use my time, energy and talents to create a better world for my daughter and all the daughters, sisters and mothers in my community, country and around the world. Being part of a global organisation that has become a collective voice for women on issues such as equality, poverty, access to education and basic human rights means that I get an opportunity to speak on behalf of my little girl. We can work towards a brighter future for all little girls. while building friendships and lifelong bonds of sisterhood.
Gemma Casimir Redman ~ I feel strongly about gender equity, but to achieve this, women must understand their role in society. We must therefore Educate, Empower and Enable each other so that we can realise our full potential . We must find that seat at the table so that we can make an indelible contribution to the improvement of women and inevitably all citizens as a whole.
Karima N Mohammed ~ Selfless Sisterhood for the ‘Sistergood’! Being a Soroptimist is a fun and wonderful way to help women and girls by partnering with fantastic women who are committed to the ideals of enabling, empowering and educating.
Why I am a Soroptimist?
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