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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 and local areas, 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 and friendship.
The word Soroptimist comes from the Latin words soror (sister) and optima (best) – the best for women.